SONIC REDUCER

Latest update on 12/03/2002

Artist: Rocket From The Tombs
Author: David Thomas/Gene O'Connor
Label: Smog Veil/Glitterhouse
Year: 1975

From Cleveland, Ohio; David Thomas' first band (Pere Ubu). Coauthor Gene O'Connor is better known as Cheetah Chrome, later with the Dead Boys.

Covers:

1977:

Dead Boys [also from Cleveland; vocal: Stiv Bators, a Dead Boy ever since; B-side Down In Flames was also RFTT stuff]

1980:

Stiv Bators [Dead Boy solo]

1992:

Jeff Dahl

1994:

Replacements

1996:

Foetus

1996:

Smashing Pumpkins

2000:

Pearl Jam [live in St. Louis and New Orleans]

David Thomas' bitter comment on the Dead Boys cover: "When Gene (O'Connor, later Cheetah Chrome) asked if they could use some of that old Rocket From The Tombs material, that was alright for me, long as they didn't touch on Sonic Reducer". See also: Ain't It Fun, Final Solution and 30 Seconds Over Tokyo.

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