Formed: Santa Monica, Southern California, USAWikipedia: SIN 34 was an American Hardcore punk rock band formed in 1981 in Santa Monica, California. The band was one of the first U.S. Hardcore bands to feature a female front person, if not the first. The band's rhythm section would go on to form Painted Willie in 1984, and sign with SST Records in 1985, and embarking on a six month national US tour with Black Flag in 1986. Reforming out of the blue in 2008, SIN 34 would once again play shows primarily in their native Southern California through 2012. Longtime member and primary songwriter Phil Newman died after an apparent accident on a sail boat, February 22, 2015; the band has no plans to continue.
Punky would like to add that Sin 34's lineup featured, at some point, Mike Vallejo (Circle One), Chris Pederson (of Suburbia film and Scott Silverman fame), and Dave Markey. Their two records was self-released on Newman's own label. Markey became a professional film-maker after Sin 34, and his credits include Desperate Teenage Lovedolls and The Year Punk Broke.
Singles / Albums
|Die Laughing (7", 1982)||Do You Feel Safe?
|Die Listening 1981-1984 A.D. (CD, 1995)||Split (7", split with JFA, 2015)|
Charred Remains US Tape 1981 (Noise Records): Runaway / Not No Fun
Meathouse 1 US Tape 1982 (Version Sound): Who Needs Them?
Sudden Death US LP 1982 (Smoke Seven): Only Love / Nuclear War / Who Needs Them
Buried Alive: The Best From Smoke 7 Records 1981-1983 US LP 1983 (Smoke Seven): Only Love
Life Is Boring So Why Not Steal This Record US LP 1983 (New Underground): Forced Education
Desperate Teenage Lovedolls US LP 1984 (Gasatanka): Twelve Hour Trip
Buried Alive: The Best From Smoke 7 Records 1981-1983 US CD 1995 (Bomp!): Who Needs Them / Only Love
Sudden Death US CD 2004 (Puke N Vomit): Only Love / Nuclear War / Who Needs Them