Original band list

Just before moving from 38th St to 14th St, Sean Taggart made the classic poster of Giant. (See the cover picture above) What’s amazing is that the original art was done on a 3 X 5 inch card stock. When I got the artwork I took it to Giant Photo (yes there was such a place on the corner of 45th and 5th which was the building where I had my first job at Roto-Copy in 1979; but that’s another story.) I had Sean’s art blown up to 3 X 5 feet and mounted on 1/4″ foam board. That poster hung in the lobby of the 14th St Giant for 6 years. No detail was lost in the enlarged version. On the back of a Xeroxed copy of that 3 X 5 card made to legal size I wrote down all the bands and musicians who had rehearsed at Giant 38th St from 1980-86. To advertise the move I made a bunch of copies and put them up all over the East Village.
Here are the bands listed above:
After The Beep
Aggravated Assult
Agnostic Front
A-Kings
Angat
Apple
Armando
Artles
Astrid Gilberto
Atlantic
Baby Flies
Battalion Of Saints
Beer For Breakfast
Better Than Death
Big Fat Love
Big Fence
Big Game
Big Stick
Black Light Chameleons
Black Orchids
Blue Jays
Bobby Sanabria
Boilers
Bosco
Boys Pocket Urinal
Brass Anon.
Brazuka
Bugout Society
Bugsy
Bureaucrats
Bush Rock
Buzz By
Café Scum
Canpos
Captain Blackburn
Captain Crunch
Catatonic
Center for Opera Performance
Cerebral Elevator
Charred Dolphin Remains
Chill Faction
Chocolate Flem
Circus Of Power
City Beat
Claudio Roditti
Cliff & Garth
Compliance
Crash Club
Cro Bar
Cro Mags
Cult Failure
Cunning Linguists
Curving Dogs
Cyclones
Da Willys
Dad Bought A Gun
Dance Hall Road
Dave Donut
Dean & The Weenies
Death Before Dishonor
Death Ruler
Des Refuse
Dickheads On Parade
Dingleberrie
Dino Sax
District
Doctor Know
Dosa
Dr. John
Ed Palermo
Eddie Gregg
Eddie Kendricks
Effigy
Electric Skin
Explitive Deleted
Field Mutts
Final Notice
Flashback
Flavor Chamber
Flower
Foam
Foob and the Grasshoppers
Francis Xavier
Free Enterprise
Friends of the Family
Gan O-D
Gary Korb & The Wreaks
Gen
Gil Evans
Girl Scouts
G-Jam
Golden Dawn
Gorilla Biscuits
Grease Monkeys
Great Wall
Guilty Pleasures
Hammer Brain
Hankless
Hell hounds
Hit By A Truck
Hungry Dutchman
I. Q. Richter
Ignatius
Imaginery Boys
in The Vines
Indaba
Insane Unknown
James White
Jerry Lewis’ Hair
Joco
Johnny Paychecko
Johnny Stiff
Jose Leon
Joyful Noise
Juli Kohl
Julie Pontecorvo
Kat
Kendall
Kill Dozer
Kindom
King Hell Bummer
King of Kings
King Pin
Kitchen Ethics
Knock Out James
Kraut
Larry
Lazoo
Leeway
Lenny Picket
Liam Ryan
Life In A Blender
Liqid Faction
Lisa Lost
Live Skull
Lonesone Debonaires
Loremil Machado
Loud & Boisterous
Luna Chicks
Machito
Magic Mechanism
Magpies
Marco
Mario Mendosa
Mayhem
Melted Genital Roundup
Mental Abuse
Met Calf
Mike D
Mike Green
Milton Nascimiento
Misery Co.
Monsenor
Montego Joe
Movie Star Dread
Mr. Feedback
Mrs. Whitehead
Murphys Law
Mustangs
Mystery Girls
N. Y. Hoods
N. Y. Samba Band
N. Y. Sheiks
Nami & the Crew
Nana Vasconselos
Nausea
Ned Sublet
Neon Scream
Nite Caps
Nitemare
No Control
Oasis
OGI
On The Fringe
Open Wide
Pastels
Paul Ray
Pe De Boi
Pell Mell
People
Percy Jones
Peter Tork
Pharoahs
Philistines
Pierce Turner
Pistol Whipped
PMS
Pope
Porno Dogs
Porno Dracula
Portabello Theater Co
Preppy Sex Murder
Primary Colors
Propulsion
Psycho Phonics
Public Nuisance
Quarks
Raging Slab
Ralph & Willie
Rapt
Raunch Hands
Reagan Youth
Rebound
Reckless Pursuit
Red Guard
Red Rough & Sore
Reflex
Retarded Elf Paradise
Rhesus Beat
Rising Tide
Road Accident
Roo Ha Ha
Route 66
Safeguard
Saint Marys Children of Salvation
Sandblast The Elderly
Scab
Seasons Greetings
Second Step
Secret Lovers
Senasmaniacs
Send Money
Severe Dog Leg
Shakers
Sharkys Machine
Shaved Pigs
Sheer Terror
Shock
Shunzo Ono
Sick Of It All
Side By Side
Sir Ray
Ska-Danks
Smoking Gas Truck
Snake
Snap Dragons
Social Insecurity
Social Suicide
Soma Holiday
Sonic Assult
Sounds Of Fishing
Sparks
Spineless Yesmen
Spinster Playing
Spirit
Stan Getz
Step Outside
Straight Ahead
Stratuspheres
Stride Piano Nightmare
Strnagers
Suber Bebop
SVA
System Of Touch
Taj
Tear To Open
Terminal Island
T-Gam
The Archers
The Brandos
The Breakers
The Clintons
The Dead Boys
The Feds
The Flexbirds
The H-Men
The Interns
The Johnsons
The Mob
The Press
The Scene
The Souls
The Stand
The Thing
The Triplets
The Triplets
The Ushers
The Vines
The Westies
The Yuh Boys
Third Wind
Tiger
Tital Waves
Toga Party
Token Entry
Tommy Dog
Tommy Fish
Total Strangers
Trip Six
Tucci Band
Tula Vera
Ultra Violence
Ultra-5
Uncle Fester
Underdog
Valiant
Vernon Reid
Victims Of Circumstance
Video Gran
Vigilante
Vom-Slick
Vote Of Confidence
Wacko
Wanda & the Way It Is
Wax Tadpole
Wayfarers
We Be
When Worlds Collide
White Plastic
White Zombie
Wonder Dogs
Woofles
X-Rated Grapes
Yamada
Yamamoto
YDL
Youth Of Today
Zane
Zoom Room

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