M.D.C. 1979 - 1989

M.D.C.  the x-con ron years  1.


1979
x-con ron’s Anal Retentive List -

Ron:  On December 14th 1979 Kevin Bastin, already a Raul’s regular, bought a PA (two speaker monitors, mixing board, mic stand and SM-58 mic) and began practicing vocals.  On Christmas Eve, Kevin and I had a psychedelic experience listening to Patti Smith’s Horses LP blasting out of Kevin’s PA.  Kevin pointed out – “We can do this. We can start a rock band and make music just like them.”  It seemed so real almost like you could reach out and touch the musicians…  We agreed, so Kevin bought an Aria Pro II copy of a Mesa Boogie Mark I guitar amp and I bought a 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe goldtop electric guitar.


I was originally a classical guitar student and was studying at the University of Texas at Austin at the time.  I lived on 3102 Whitis Street, just three blocks from Raul’s and was also into riding road bikes on a regular basis.  I was good friends and often rode with Colin Jones (Texas Jr. State Champion).  Colin mentioned that he played drums and that his father was a drummer in a jazz band and had a spare vintage black Gretsch kit he could have.


Dave was also a UTA student who just moved down from New York inspired by the music of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker and others.  He had been in a folk band in New York called the Solar Pigs with his friends Butchie and Jim Brighton but had a different idea for a band.  He had met Gary Floyd, the singer in The Dicks and the two became good friends.


Kevin, Dave and I, being club regulars, finally hooked up at Raul’s and soon decided to start a punk band together.  Dave went out and bought a 1972 Gibson SG (spruced up at Erlewine Guitars) and a Fender guitar amp. I was going out with Amy Mann at the time so rehearsals were held at her place at 505 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas.  You could play as loud as you wanted any time of the night and day and no one ever complained.  At first the band was called the Reejex and soon after it became the Stains.  We started out trying to play songs like Blitzkrieg Bop, Psycho Killer and of course our No. 1 hit song, John Wayne Was a Nazi.

 

Original Fouding Members:  David Dictor (vocals/guitar & words/music),  Ron Posner (guitar & music)


Other members: Kevin Bastin (vocals), Amy Mann (vocals), Stephanie (vocals), Andy Delinquent (bass), Grant (bass), Buxf Parrot (bass), Colin Jones (drums), Karl Reactor (drums), etc.


1980
? – Austin, TX: outdoors at
Green Life, a health food co-op in front of a patch of wheat grass..

Dave, Ron, Franco and Colin Jones.

July 4 Fri - Austin, TX: Punk Party: Delinquents + Stains w/Amy
July 24 Thurs - Austin, TX:
Duke’s Royal Coach Inn: Delinquents + Stains  + Millionaires (Andy Delinquent, bass)
July 29 Tues - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Delinquents + Stains
August 17 Sun - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Austin Stranglers + Stains
August 19 Tues - Austin, TX:
Raul’s Club: F-Systems + Stains
August 23 Sat - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Vendettas + Delinquents + Court Reporters + Stains + Electric Tools
September 4 Thurs - Austin, TX: Raul’s:
Sharon Tate’s Baby + Stains
September 8 Mon - Austin, TX: Raul’s:
The Dicks + Stains
September 14 Sun - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Stains (1st headline show) + Fragments
September 19 Fri - Austin, TX: Debbie Allen’s Party: Stains
September 23 Tues - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Vendettas + Stains
October 2 Thurs - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Delinquents + Stains
October 4 Sat - Austin, TX:
Zilker Park: Punk Symphony + Vendettas + Stains + Sharon Tate’s Baby + Electric Tools (Texas Metaphysical Benefit)

Oct. 5 Sun - Vendettas die, Oct. 7 - Millionaires die, Oct. 9 - Derelicts die, Oct. 28 - Strangler’s die
October 7 Tues - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Stains +
Offenders + Perverted Popes
October 9 Thurs - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Stains + Perverted Popes
October 14 Tues - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Stains + Delinquents + Reactors
October 18 Sat - Austin, TX: Raul’s:
Big Boys + Foams + Stains
October 21 Tues - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Stains + Variety Show
October 25 Sat - Austin, TX: Fashion Show: Dicks + Stains
October 27 Mon - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Sharon Tate’s Baby +Big Babies +Secret Science + Stains +Perverted Popes
November 3 Mon - Austin, TX: Raul’s:
Reactors + Stains
November 16 Sun - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Dicks + Stains + Big Boys +
Inserts + Sharon Tate’s Baby + Offenders + Perverted Popes + Commandos (Benefit for El Salvador)
November 18 Tues - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Stains + Ideals + Jacks (Iggy Pop Gig)
November 22 Sat - Austin, TX: Duke’s:
The Next + Stains (Amy’s Birthday)
November 28 Fri – Karl Reactor on drums
November 29 Sat - Austin, TX: Generic Party: Stains (1st gig w I Karl Reactor)
December 2 Tues - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Sharon Tate’s Baby + Stains
December 5-6 Fri/Sat - Houston, TX:
The Rock Island: Black Flag + Recipients + Stains
December 10 Wed - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Inserts + Stains


December 18 Thurs – Houston, TX:  STAINS - unreleased

Dave Dictor - vocals

Ron Posner - guitar

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Karl Reactor - drums

Earth & Sky Studio: engineer Dan Yaney


December 20 Sat - Austin, TX: Dicks Party: Dicks + Stains

December 31 Wed - Standing Waves die


1981
January 13 Tues -
Allan Schultz comes down from Long Island, N.Y. and joins us on drums.  Fact: “No matter how good a guitar player you are, you’re only as good as your drummer”.  Al joining the band gave us that extra level of musicianship, genius, ideas and creativity to become a world class act.  Mikey Donaldson from the Offenders joining on bass made it so all the more.  All four of us together definitely delivered the goods in spades.


January 21 Wed - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Dicks + Stains + Reactors + Inserts (Texas Farmworker’s Union Benefit)
January 29 Thurs - Austin, TX: Raul’s:
Subhumans (Canada)
February 6 Fri – Houston, TX: Island: Stains + Nerd Rock
February 13 Fri - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Stains + Dicks + Reactors + Inserts


1981
February 15 Sun – Houston, TX:  STAINS

* John Wayne Was a Nazi – 1st 7” single: 1981 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Mikey Offender - bass

Alschvitz - drums

Earth & Sky Studio: engineer: Dan Yaney
Songs: John Wayne Was a Nazi (words & music - DD), Born to Die (words - DD, music - RP) *Note: Corporate Death Burger (words - DD, music – RP), Dick for Brains (words & music – DD) never released.


February 18 Wed - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Dick + Stains + Rejects

February 19Thurs  - The Next die
February 20 Fri - Houston, TX: Island: Big Boys + Dicks + Inserts + Stains (Ultimate Punk Show)
February 28 Sat - Austin, TX: Raul’s: Big Boys + Stains (5 songsw/
Buxf Parrot)
March 6 Fri -
Black Flag sleep over from Raul’s gig
March 14 Sat - Austin, TX: Hawaiin Prints Party: Dicks + Stains + Inserts
March 27 Fri - Houston, TX: Island: Dicks + Stains + Reactors
April 2 Thurs - Stains single arrives (vinyl)
April 5 Sun - Austin, TX: Anti-Klan Benefit: Dicks + Stains + Big Boys + Inserts + Gays + Droogs + Perverted Popes + Offenders
April 16 Thurs – Houston, TX: Island:
D.O.A. + Really Red
April 18 Sat – Houston, TX: Island: D.O.A. + Big Boys + Dicks + Stains
April 23 Thurs - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Dicks + Stains + Offenders + The Call + Droogs - club re-opens w/Joseph Gonzalez  (Glenn’s Birthday - Perverted Popes Die)
April 25 Sat - Stains single cover arrives
June 11 Thurs - Austin, TX: Duke’s: The Fast (N.Y.) + Dicks + Big Boys + Stains
June 13 Sat - Austin, TX:
The Vault: Big Boys + Stains + Dicks + Jerry’s Kids (Big Boy SF Benefit)
June 26 Fri – Houston, TX: Island: Fix + Stains + Dicks
June 27 Sat - Austin, TX: Duke’s: Fix +
Droogs + Stains + Dicks


1st Tour - West Coast
July 2 Thurs - San Francisco, CA:
Dirk Dirksen’s Fab Mab (Mabuhay Gardens): Dead Kennedys + Stains + Dicks
July 8 Wed - San Francisco, CA: S&M - Sound of Music: Dicks + Stains
July 15 Wed - San Francisco, CA: S&M: Stains +
Fuck-Ups
July 16 Thurs - San Francisco, CA: Fab Mab:
Middle-Class + Stains
July 18 Sat - San Francisco, CA: Fab Mab:
Flipper + Middle-Class + Stains + Fix 
July 25 Sat - Los Angeles, CA:
Cuckoo’s Nest: Black Flag (1st gig w/Henry Rollins from S.O.A.) + L.A. Stains + Texas Stains

(Beer ran out so Mikey Offender and the Dicks run back to Texas in Ron’s orange & white 1972 Monte Carlo, Frank “Franco” Mares on bass for Cuckoo’s Nest show)
1st Tour – West Coast ends


July 31 Fri - Austin, TX: Duke’s:
M.D.C. Stains + Red Rockers + Sluts
August 16 Sun - Austin, TX: Dick’s Party: Dicks + M.D.C. Stains + Droogs + Offenders
August 22 Sat - Austin, TX:
Bucky’s Tit Bar: Dicks + M.D.C. Stains
August 26 Wed - Austin, TX: The Vault:
The Lewd + Dicks + Stains + Big Boys
September - Houston, TX: Island:
Toxic Reasons + M.D.C. Stains + Dicks + Sluts
September - Austin, TX: Dave’s House: Toxic Reasons + Jam Session
October 4 Sun - Austin, TX: Waterloo Park: Big Boys + Dicks + M.D.C. Stains + Jerry’s Kids + Droogs
October 22 Thurs - Austin, TX:
Rome Inn: M.D.C. Stains + Dicks + Ideals
November - Houston, TX: Island: M.D.C. Stains + Big Boys + Recipients
November - Austin, TX: Rome Inn: M.D.C. Stains + Dicks +
Offenders
November 21 Sat - Austin, TX: Rome Inn: Dicks + M.D.C. Stains + Whoom Elements + Toxic Shock
November 28 Sat - Austin, TX:
Texas Opry House: Black Flag + Saccharin Trust + M.D.C. Stains + Dicks + Big Boys


1981

December ?  Houston, TX:  M.D.C.

* Millions of Dead Cops – 1st 12” LP: 1981 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Mikey Offender ß, Frank “Franco” Mares & Grant - bass

Alschvitz - drums (AS)

Earth & Sky: engineer: Dan Yaney, cover art: Carlos Lowry, back cover art & band name: Buxf Parrot

Songs: Business on Parade (words - DD, music - RP & DD), Dead Cops I-II (words - DD, music – RP, arr. - AS), America’s So Straight (words - DD, music - RP), Born to Die ß(words - DD, music - RP), Corporate Death Burgers ß(words – DD, music – RP), Violent Rednecks ß(words – DD, music – RP), I Remember ß(words – DD & BSA: Brodski, Schultz, Alpert 1975 – music – BSA), John Wayne Was a Nazi ß(words & music – DD), Dick for Brains ß(words & music – DD), I Hate Work ß(words – DD, music – RP & DD), My Family ß(words & music – DD), Greedy & Pathetic ß(words – DD, music – RP), Church & State (words – DD, music – RP), Kill the Light (words – DD, music – RP, arr. - AS), American Achievements (words – DD, music – RP, arr. - AS).


MDC moves to San Francisco, CA.  The decision to move to SF was Dave’s.  He pointed out that we were #1 on Tim Yohannon’s KPFA playlist and ranked 37th in our own hometown.  The first place we landed when we got to SF was the Food Stamp Office and the next place was the 175 Florida Street Hamm’s Brewery “Beer Vats” which was to become our home.  Vat Rats owe it to Tom Falkenberry and Nathan for their vision of turning an old beer brewery into rehearsal spaces for bands.  Shellee Harper, Aunt Jemimah, Anita Collison, John Lieb, Wild Bill, Tammy Cleveland, Charucki, Josh Pappe, Barry Dalive, Bliss Blast – all Vat Rats.  MDC, DRI, C2D, The Dicks, Sluglords, Witnesses, etc. – all either lived there or practiced there.

Frank “Franco” Mares on bass from here until 1989.


1982

March 17 Wed - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: M.D.C. + Reign of Terror + Crucifix


Tour with HR’s (Hunt & Rod) Bad Brains starts

April 1 Thurs - Berkeley, CA: Ruthie’s Inn: Bad Brains + Code of Honor + M.D.C.

April 3 Sat - Houston, TX: Island: Bad Brains + Really Red + M.D.C.

April 6 Tues- Austin, TX: Esther’s Pool: Bad Brains + Big Boys + Dicks + M.D.C.

Tour with Bad Brains ends


April 9 Fri - Austin, TX: Studio 29: Dicks + Offenders + M.D.C.

April 23 Fri - Berkeley, CA: Ruthie’s Inn: Bad Religion + Code of Honor + M.D.C. + Free Beer + Fifth Column + Intensified Chaos

April 24 Sat - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: M.D.C. + Tanks + Stepmothers

April 28 Wed - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Rebel Truth + Bad Posture

May 9 Sun - Hayward, CA: Mills College: M.D.C. + Fuck Ups + U.X.B. + The Afflicted

May 28 Fri - Berkeley, CA: Barrington Hall: M.D.C. + Deadly Reign + Whipping Boy + Uptones + The Vacant

June 5 Sat - San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: M.D.C. + Fuck Ups + Bad Posture + The Hated + Juvenile Justice

June 9 Wed - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: M.D.C. + Los Olvidados + Killjoy + Church Police

June 11 Fri - San Francisco, CA: Elite Club: Fear + Code of Honor + M.D.C. + Free Beer + Deadly Reign

June 16 Wed - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: Husker Du + M.D.C. + Deadly Reign + Whoom Elements

June 18 Fri - San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: Dead Kennedys + Fuck Ups + Code of Honor + M.D.C. + Big Boys + Butthole Surfers + Whoom Elements

June 25 Fri - San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: Minor Threat + M.D.C. + Deadly Reign + Arsenal

July 2 Fri - Fresno, CA: Captain Kangaroo: Minor Threat + M.D.C. + Cambodian Kids + Capitol Punishment

July 3 Sat - Los Angeles, CA: Alpine Bill’s: Dead Kennedys + Minor Threat + M.D.C. + Zero Boys + Detonator

July 9 Fri - Los Angeles, CA: Dancing Waters: Fear + M.D.C. + Systematic Death + Urban Guerillas

July 14 Wed - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: Bad Posture + M.D.C. + M.A.D. + The Afflicted

July 15 Thurs - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: D.O.A. + M.D.C. + The Undead

July 23 Fri - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: Black Flag + Descendants + Husker Du + M.D.C. (Ron turns 24)


1st US Tour

July 30 Fri - Los Angeles, CA: Dancing Waters: Black Flag + Red Scare + Descendants + M.D.C.

August 3 Tues - Los Angeles, CA: Whiskey a Go-Go: D.O.A. + M.D.C. (two shows same night)

August 4 Wed - El Paso, TX: J.L. Charlie’s: M.D.C.

August 5 Thurs - Austin, TX: The Ritz: Fuck Ups + M.D.C. + Dicks

August 6 Fri - Dallas, TX: Studio D: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Butthole Surfers + Bobby Sox

August 7 Sat  - Austin, TX: The Ritz: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Dicks + Offenders

August 8 Sun - Houston, TX: University of Houston: Dead Kennedys + Really Red + M.D.C.

August 9 Mon - Houston, TX: The Omni Club: M.D.C. + Fuck Ups + Verbal Abuse

August 15 Sun - Chicago, IL: Exits: M.D.C. + Negative Effect + Rights of the Accused (1st gig) / M.D.C. + Six Feet Under (2nd gig)

August 16 Mon - Minneapolis, MN: 1st Avenue: Husker Du + M.D.C. + Mecht Mensch + Todaken

August 17 Tues - Lansing, MI: M.D.C. + Violent Apathy + Crucifucks

August 19 Thurs - Chicago, IL: C.O.D. Club: M.D.C. + Antibodies

August 21 Sat - Boston, MA: Gallery East: M.D.C. + S.S. Decontrol + Deep Wound

August 24 Tues - Trenton, N.J.: City Gardens: M.D.C. + Hose –Son of Flipper (Rick Rubin’s band) +Even Worse

August 26 Thurs - Hartford, CT: Lit Club: M.D.C. + Deep Wound

September 1 Wed - Providence, RI: Living Room: M.D.C. + F.U.’s

September 2 Thurs - Adelphi, MD: The Mill: M.D.C. + Scream + Millionaire’s Disease

September 3 Fri - Richmond, VA: VA. Commonwealth: M.D.C. + Front Line

September 3 Fri - Richmond, VA: Cha-Cha’s: M.D.C. + Front Line + White Cross

September 4 Sat - Baltimore, MD: Terminal 406: M.D.C. + Symptons

September 5 Sun - New York, NY: 2+2, A-7 Annex: Reagan Youth + M.D.C. + Blood Clot + Schism

September 6 Mon - Posaic, NJ: Hittsville: M.D.C. (MDA Benefit)

September 10 Fri - New York, NY: 2+2: M.D.C. + Front Line + Crucial Truth + Young & Useless

September 11 Sat - Philadelphia, PA: Girard Ballroom: M.D.C. + Sadistic Exploits + Crucial T

Septmeber 12 Sun - Albany, NY: The Chateau: M.D.C.

September 17 Fri - New York, NY: 2+2: M.D.C. + Inner Hate + John Hinckley Fan Club + Ultra-Violence

September 18 Sat - Baltimore, MD: Terminal 406: The Faith + M.D.C. + Minor Threat + Scream + Bollocks + Agnostic Front


1st Tour of /Canada

September 23 Thurs - Ottowa, Ontario: Wave Club: M.D.C. + Tuinals

September 24 Fri - Montreal, Quebec: Hardcore Club: M.D.C. + Scum

September 25 Sat - Toronto, Ontario: Turning Point: M.D.C. + Chronic Submission + Urban Warfare

September 27 Mon - Toronto, Ontario: Liberty Street: M.D.C. + Chronic Submission

September 28 Tues- London, Ontario: Embassy Hotel: M.D.C. + .10-8

September 29 Wed - London, Ontario: Embassy Hotel: M.D.C. + .10-8

September 30 Thurs - Windsor, Ontario: Radio City: M.D.C.

October 1 Fri - Detroit, MI: Clubhouse: M.D.C. + Radical Left + Fate Unkown + Allied

October 2 Sat - Indianapolis, IN: Ceasar’s: M.D.C.

October 4 Mon - Louisville, KY: The Beat: M.D.C. + Mutant Growths

October 5 Tues - Newport, KY: Jockey Club: Effigies + Ritual + The Fucking Cunts + M.D.C.

October 6 Wed - Akron, OH: Mother’s: M.D.C. + ODFx + Urban Mutants

October 7 Thurs - Lansing, MI: Coptic Church: M.D.C. + Crucifucks + The Fix

October 8 Fri - Milwaukee, WI: Niko’s: M.D.C. + Sacred Order + Clip Boys

October 9 Sat - Milwaukee, WI: Top of the Hill: D.O.A. + M.D.C. + Sacred Order

? - Chicago, IL: M.D.C. + Six Feet Under + Antibodies

? - Winnepeg, Manitoba: Royal Albert Hotel: M.D.C. + Sudden Death + Manic Depressors + Unwanted + Stretch Marks (4 gigs)

? - Calgary, Alberta: Calgarian Hotel: M.D.C. + Victims of a Nation + Riot 303 + Vile (7 gigs)

? - San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: M.D.C. + Bad Posture + Deadly Reign + Juvenile Justice

? - San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: M.D.C. + Naked Lady Wrestlers + Fang + Domino Theory + Verbal Abuse + Urban Assault

? - Akron, OH: Club Hell: M.D.C. + Urban Mutants

? - New York, NY: Irving Plaza: Minor Threat + M.D.C. + S.S. Decontrol

? - New York, NY: A-7: M.D.C. + Agnostic Front


1st European Tour: Dead Kennedys + Peter and the Test Tube Babies + M.D.C.

November 15 Mon – London, England: Musician’s Collective: M.D.C. (No Nukes Benefit)

November 17 Wed – Liverpool, England: The Warehouse: Dead Kennedys + Peter and the Test Tube Babies + M.D.C. + Mayhem

November 18 Thurs – Sheffield, England: The Leadmill: Dead Kennedys + PTTB + M.D.C.

November 19 Fri – Leeds, England: Leeds Polytechnic: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Xpozez

November 20 Sat – Leicester, England: Percy Gee Building: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + 13th Chime

November 22 Mon – Bath, England: Bath Pavilion: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Disorder

November 23 Tues – Brighton, England: Moulscombe Polytechnic: Dead Kennedys + PTTB + M.D.C.

November 24 Wed – Norwich, England: University of East Anglia: Dead Kennedys + PTTB + M.D.C. + Serious Drinking

November 26 Fri – London, England: Central London Polytechnic: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Serious Drinking + Subhumans

November 27 Sat – London, England: Central London Polytechnic: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Serious Drinking

December 1 Wed – South Hampton, England: West Refectory: Dead Kennedys + PTTB + M.D.C.

December 4 Sat – Mechelen, Belgium: Voksbelang: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C.

December 5 Sun – Amsterdam, Holland: Paradiso: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C.

December 6 Mon – Hamburg, Germany: Friedrich-Elbert Hall: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Napalm

December 8 Wed – Recklinghausen, Germany: Musikpalast: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C.

December 9 Thurs – Hannover, Germany: Rotation: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C.

December 10 Fri – Berlin, Germany: SO 36: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Sick Pleasure

December 11 Sat - M.D.C. kicked off the tour after confronting the DKs at theirhotel and accusing them of being sell-out punk rock.  East Bay Ray said “you’re like a fart in my living room” . . . 

December 13 Mon – Munich, Germany: M.D.C.  + Napalm

December – Arnhem, Holland: O.H.L. + M.D.C.  + Jesus and the Gospelfuckers

1st European Tour Ends


1983

January 1 Sat – New York, NY: Plugs Club: M.D.C. + Heart Attack + Reagan Youth + False Prophets + Misguided

February 11 Fri – Houston, TX: Island: M.D.C. + Offenders + U.S. D.R.I. + Pissed Youth

February 25 Fri – Houston, TX: Island: M.D.C. + Offenders + Doomsday Massacre + The Needy

March 5 Sat – Austin, TX: Soap Creek Saloon: M.D.C. + Big Boys + Fudge Tunnels

March 12 Sat – San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Verbal Abuse (Texas Bands)

March 19 Sat – Sacramento, CA: McInley Park: M.D.C. + Dicks + Tales of Terror

March 20 Sun – Reno, NV: Space Theatre: M.D.C. + 7-Seconds + Jack Shit

March 31 Thurs – Los Angeles, CA: Skylight: Bad Religion + M.D.C. + Circle One

April 10 Sun – San Francisco, CA: Tool & Die: Minor Threat + M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Deadly Reign + Bad Influence

April 11 Mon – San Francisco, CA: On Broadway: M.D.C. + Dicks + Sluglords + Burnt Offering

April 22 Fri – Madison, WI: Notingham Co-Op: M.D.C. + Die Kreuzen + Tar Babies

Aril 23 Sat – Madison, WI: Smilies: M.D.C. + Crucifucks + Die Kreuzen


Rock Against Reagan/Racism - R.A.R. Tour Begins: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Dicks + Crucifucks

April 24 Sun – Madison, WI: Capitol Grounds: M.D.C. + Crucifucks + Knuckleheads (RAR gig)

April 25 Mon – Springfield, IL: Capitol Grounds: M.D.C. + Crucifucks (RAR gig)

April 27 Wed – Carbondale, IL: University of Illinois: M.D.C. (RAR gig)

April 29 Fri – Chicago, IL: Centro Americano: Minor Threat + M.D.C. + Articles of Faith + Rights of the Accused

April 30 Sat – Columbus, OH: Capitol Grounds: M.D.C. + Crucifucks (RAR gig)

April 30 Sat – Akron, OH: The Dale: M.D.C. + Dicks + Crucifucks

May 1 Sun – Detroit, MI: City Club: M.D.C. + Dicks + Crucifucks (RAR gig)

May 6 Fri – Cleveland, OH: City Hall: M.D.C. + Dicks + Crucifucks + ODFx (RAR gig)

May 7 Sat – New York, NY: M.D.C. + Crucifucks - Float up 5th Ave. from Washington Square ending in front of United Nations Bldg. (RAR gig)

May 8 Sun – New York, NY: Central Park - The Naumburg Bandshell: M.D.C. + Dicks + Crucifucks + Crucifix

May 13 Fri – Philadelphia, PA: Love Club: M.D.C. + Dicks + D.R.I. + Crucifucks

May 15 Sun – Boston, MA: Boston Commons: M.D.C. + Dicks + Crucifucks + D.R.I. (RAR gig)

May 19 Thurs – Amherst, MA: University of Massachusettes: M.D.C. + D.R.I. (RAR gig)

May 19 Thurs – Albany, NY: The Chateau: M.D.C. + Dicks + D.R.I.

May 22 Sun – New York, NY: Great Gildersleeves: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Dicks + Joneses

May 25 Wed – Mt. Vernon, NY: Left Bank: M.D.C. + Dicks + D.R.I. + Joneses + Blood Clot (Papa Jerry’s band)

May 26 Thurs – New York, NY: A-7: M.D.C. + Blood Clot + Virus + Eye Witness News + Jihad

June 4 Sat – New York, NY: Beacon Theatre: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + Bad Posture + False Prophets + No Thanks

June 9 Thurs – Providence, RI: The Living Room: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + The Possessions

June 12 Sun – New York, NY: CBGB’s: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Cause for Alarm

June 14 Tues – New York, NY: Taller Latino-Americano: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Reagan Youth + Couterforce + Cause for Alarm + Agnostic Front + Corporate Pigs (RAR gig)


1983

June 16  Thurs – New York, NY

* Multi-Death Corporation – 2nd 7” single: 1983 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums

High Rise Studio: engineer Papa Jerry, front cover art: Vince Rancid

Songs: Multi-Death Corporations (words – DD, music – RP), Selfish Shit (words – DD, music – RP), Radioactive Chocolate (words – DD, music – RP), No Place to Piss (words – DD, music – RP)


June 18 Sat - Pogo’s: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Cause for Alarm + Circle of Deceit

June 19 Sun – Washington, D.C.: Space Two Arcade: M.D.C. + D.R.I.

June 24 Fri – Richmond, VA: Bennie’s: M.D.C. + D.R.I. + White Cross + No Labels

July 2 Sat – New York, NY: CBGB’s: M.D.C. (Benefit for El Salvador)

July 2 Sat – New York, NY: M.D.C. + Counterforce - Block party on the street at 2nd Street and Avenue B.

July 3 Sun – Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Memorial: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Cause for Alarm + Crucifucks (RAR gig)

July 4 Mon – Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Memorial: M.D.C. + The Romans + Red Lions

July 5 Tues – New York, NY: Reggae Lounge: Dead Kennedys + M.D.C. + D.R.I. + Crucifucks


2st Canadian Tour

July 8 Fri – Quebec, Quebec: The Lock-All: M.D.C. + Ooby-Dooby (Lisa Bat joins Tammy Cleveland as roadie)

July 8 Fri – Quebec, Quebec: The Lock-All: M.D.C.

July 14 Thurs – Montreal, Quebec: The Spectrum: M.D.C. + G.B.H. + Scum + Unruled

July 16 Sat – Ottowa, Ontario: Boys and Girls Club: M.D.C. + Porcelain Forehead + Civil Terror

July 17 Sun – Ottowa, Ontario: Roxy: M.D.C. + Honest Injun + Black Dove + Randy Peters

July 20 Wed – Toronto, Ontario: Studio 167: M.D.C. + Articles of Faith + Young Lions + Civil Terror

July 23 Sat – Toronto, Ontario: Don River Jail

Ron and Franco go to jail for 7 days on a trumped up weapons charge and kicked out of the country.  (Ron’s 25th Birthday: Full Moon)


July 30 Sat – New York, NY: A-7: M.D.C. + Bad Posture + Pure Schism (A-7’s last night open)

August 3 Wed – New York, NY: Sin Club: M.D.C. + Dog Breath + Pissed Youth + Cavity Creeps (Boobie’s Birthday)

August 6 Sat – Richmond, VA: Casablanca: M.D.C. + Iron Cross

August 7 Sun – Atlanta, GA: M.D.C.


September 3 Sat - Target Video M.D.C. + Crucifix at the On Broadway (w/Alschvitz on drums)


Missing gigs here from August until December.


John Lieb on drums from Sluglords and Morally Bankrupt.


December 10 Sat ? - Flipside Video #5: M.D.C. + Dicks at the Olympic Auditorium


2nd European Tour Starts

December 17 Sat – Amsterdam, Holland: Wyers: M.D.C. + Pandemonium

December 18 Sun – Groningen, Holland: Vera: M.D.C. + B.G.K.

December 20 Tues – Amsterdam, Holland: Wyers: M.D.C. + Base Jones (blues band)

December 21 Wed – Antwerp, Belgium: Paradox: M.D.C. + Zyklome A + Moral Demolition

December 23 Fri – Uithoorn, Holland: Shiva: M.D.C. + B.G.K.

December 24 Sat – Hengelo, Holland: Babylon: M.D.C. + B.G.K.

December 25 Sun – Venlo, Holland: Bauplatz: M.D.C. + S.C.A. (Staphorster Chaoten Alliante)

December 26 Mon – Steenwijk, Holland: Buze: M.D.C. + B.G.K. + Local Disturbance + Boegies

December 28 Wed – Hannover, Germany: Korn Straas: M.D.C. + B.G.K. + RAF Punk

December 30 Fri – Copenhagen, Denmark: Saltlageret: M.D.C. + B.G.K. + City X

December 31 Sat – Copenhagen, Denmark: BZ Brigaden Ryesgade 58: M.D.C. (New Year’s Party)


1984

January 2 Mon – Copenhagen, Denmark: Youth Center Ungdomshuset Jagtvej 69: M.D.C. + Dance Group

January 6 Fri – Amsterdam, Holland: Wyers: M.D.C. + ZX (Benefit to pay the electric bill.)

January 14 Sat – Hengelo, Holland: Babylon: M.D.C. + No Pigs

January 15 Sun – Groningen, Holland: Vera: M.D.C.

January 20 Fri – Freiburg,Germany: Anarchy Squat: M.D.C. + Hawaiian Five-O

January 21 Sat – Freiburg, Germany: Anarchy Squat: M.D.C.

January 27 Fri – Milano, Italy: Virus Via Correggio 18: M.D.C. + Impact + Wretched

January 28 Sat – Torino, Italy: Centro D’Incontro: Pejjo Punk + Negazione + Contro Potere + M.D.C. + Contrazione + Kolletivo

February 2 Thurs – Ferrara, Italy: M.D.C. + Juggernaut

February 3 Fri – Bologna, Italy: M.D.C. + Irha + Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers

February 4 Sat – Milano, Italy: Virus: M.D.C.

February 6 Mon – Barcelona, Spain: Zeleste: M.D.C.

February 7 Tues – Barcelona, Spain: Zeleste: M.D.C. + Kangrena

February 9 Thurs – Zaragoza, Spain: M.D.C. + Cuarto Reich

February 10 Fri – Madrid, Spain: Sala Imperio: M.D.C. + Inter-Terror (broadcast national television – lip sinking)

February 15 Wed – Hannover, Germany: Korn Straas: M.D.C. + Boskops

February 16 Thurs – Berlin, Germany: KuKuck: M.D.C. + Porno Patrol

February 18 Sat – Berlin, Germany: Front Kino: M.D.C. + Razia + Boskops

February 21 Tues – Copenhagen, Denmark: Youth Center Ungdomshuset Jagtvej 69: M.D.C. + Negative IQ

February 22 Wed – Copenhagen, Denmark: Cristiania Lopen: M.D.C. + Far Out

February 23 Thurs – Bremen, Germany: M.D.C.

February 24 Fri – Wielingen: Amsterdam, Holland: B.G.K. + Crucifix + No Pigs + M.D.C.

February 25 Sat – Lelystad, Holland: De Roggel: M.D.C. + Crucifix + B.G.K. + Zyklome A + Blitzkrieg

February 26 Sun – Venlo, Holland: Bauplatz: M.D.C. + Crucifix + Incest


Missing gigs here from March until December.


1984

? – San Francisco, CA

* Millions of Dead Children - 3rd 7” single: 1984 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums

Secret Studios, engineer: Diane Franklin

Songs: Chicken Squawk (words and music – DD), Kleptomaniac (words – DD, music – RP), Death of a Nun/Pecking Order (words – DD, music – RP)


1984

? – San Francisco, CA

* Rat Music Compilation 12” LP:  1984 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz-  drums

Songs: Pay to Cum Along (words – DD, music – RP), Evolution’s in Rock (words – DD, music – DD & RP)


July 20 Fri – San Francisco, CA: Democratic Convention:


* Last live show with x-con ron on guitar until November 1988.


July - Fogtown/Concrete Jungle: Ron purchases Fogtown (¿ Y Que ?) Skate Shop from infamous bail bondsman Carlos Amezcua.  Originally located on 620 Shrader Street in the Haight District of San Francisco.  Early employees were Jayfish, Pat Black, Tammy Cleveland, Jake Phelps and Tommy Guerrero. After loosing the lease the shop moved around the corner to 1714 Waller Street, parallel to Haight Street.  Ron and Carlos decided to start up Fogtown Skateboards producing their own boards and creating a team of sponsors.  Carlos doesn’t come up with his share of the money and Ron continues without him.  Carlos sues and one year later Ron looses the name and becomes Concrete Jungle.  A silk-screening business was opened in the basement.  The team was composed of various notables such as Danny Sargeant, Noah Salasnek, Mike Archimedes, Steve Roetter, Jake Phelps, Phil Chen, Mickey Reyes, etc.  Early blanks were made by Madrid and later on by Alva.  Models included B2D I, Board to Death II (artist - Kevin Clarke), Beast (MoFo), Van Gough, Chick Stick (Dali), Dirty Rotten Imbeciles model, etc.  Borgy Copers were also produced and advertised by Bryce Kanights, Tommy and Tony Guerrero, etc.  Shop closes the end of 1989 due to the syndrome – too many tanks, not enough gas.


1984

December 1 Saturday

* Smoke Signals - 2nd 12” LP: 1984 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals (DD)

Ron Posner - guitar (RP)

Joe Orguera (Cause for Alarm) - bass (JO) - http://homepages.nyu.edu/~cch223/usa/cfa_main.html

Alschvitz - drums (AS)

San Francisco, CA:  Secret Studios: engineer: Diane Franklin

Songs: Big Picture (Subhumans Canada), No More Cops (words – DD, music – JO), King of Thrash (words – DD, music – RP), Skateboards from Hell (words – DD, music – RP)  *Note:  Time Out (words – AS, music – RP) and Ron’s Song Take #2 (music – RP) were never released.


* Last recording with x-con ron on guitar until November 1988 - quits due to drug problems in the band.


1988

*1988 Euro Tour with all original line-up.

Chris Charucki  from Cause for Alarm manages Concrete Jungle while Ron tours.

November/December – Elvis European Tour with x-con ron on guitar

Eric Calhoun supposedly had medical problems and could not play.


1988

December –

* Elvis in the Rhineland – Live in Berlin LP/CD: 1988 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Ron Posner - guitar

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums

Berlin, Germany: Quartier Latin: M.D.C. + Ludichrist

Recording and release on David Pollack’s Destiny Records.

Mobile 24-track studio recording: engineer: deaf & dumb

Songs: Dead Cops Rock, Fogtown, Secret to a Long Life plus all the oldies.


1989

MDC regroups: David Dictor (DD - vocals), Ron Posner (RP - guitar), Al Schultz (AS - drums) and Mikey Offender (MO - bass) - 4 new songs written: Borrowed Time (music – MO) SOB version recorded in 1993 + 3 other songs (music – RP) as yet unreleased.


May 19 Fri – Long Beach, CA: Fender’s: MDC + Uniform Choice + No For  An Answer + Circle One + Hard Stance + A Thought Crusade


Missing gigs here.


Ron cancels European tour with David Pollack cancelled and gets Verbal Abuse to go instead.  VA records:

1990 - Verbal Abuse - VA of America LP/CD, Destiny Records


* Last session with x-con ron on guitar until June 2003 - quits due to drug problems in the band.




M.D.C. 1984 - 2002


-------------------- subsequent line-ups . . .


1984

rest of Smoke Signals - 2nd 12” LP: 1986 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Gordon Fraser - guitar

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums


1987

* Millions of Damn Christians - This Blood’s for You LP/CD: 1987 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Gordon Fraser - guitar

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums


1988

*Metal Devil Cokes LP/CD: 1988 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Eric Calhoun - guitar (Witnesses)

Frank “Franco” Mares - bass

Alschvitz - drums


1991

* Hey Cop, If I Had a Face Like Yours LP/CD: 1991 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Bill Collins - guitar (Intensified Chaos, Special Forces & Fang) - http://billcollinsguitar.com/

Matt Freeman - bass (Operation Ivy, Downfall - currently Rancid) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Freeman

Alschvitz - drums


1993

* Shades of Brown LP/CD: 1993 click here

Dave Dictor - vocals

Chris Wilder - guitar (Stikky, Marginal Prophets & Metallingus - currently Anxiety) - www.notyourpawn.com/

Erica Liss - bass (Gecko Valour, Psychedelic Wedding, Monster Island - currently Girl Band)

- http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=46599604

Alschvitz - drums


1997

* The Submissives (not M.D.C.) -

An Anvil Will Wear Out Many a Hammer LP/CD: 1997 click here

Imperialist Pigs songs with Dave Dictor’s hell bent lyrics.

Dave Dictor - vocals

Tom “Pig” Champion (Repeat Offenders, Poison Idea) - guitar & bass

Steve Andrews (Naked Violence) - drums

on Fat Wreck Chords’ Honest Don’s


2002

Dave Dictor - vocals

Dave Hahn - guitar (currently Dub is a Weapon & Lee "Scratch" Perry)

- http://www.dubisaweapon.com/index.cfm

- http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=11882121

Matt Van Cura - bass - http://www.mattvancura.com/

John Soldo - drums (Crackdown)


CRO MAGS - 1981

• John Joseph - Vocals (ex Bloodclot, M.O.I.)

• Harley Flanagan - Bass (ex Stimulators, M.O.I., Murphy's Law)

• Dave Stein - Guitar (ex Even Worse)

Dave Hahn - Drums


* Sick of It (song): 2002

Dave Dictor - vocals

Brendan Bekowies - guitar (The Readymen - currently Stockyard Stoics) - http://www.stockyardstoics.com/

Matt Van Cura - bass

Al “Albatross” Bazin - drums (Ludichrist)

- http://www.digitalsharkstudio.com/albatrossdrums/WebPages/ludichristmain.html