Ruin Changed my life in 1986 where as a 16yr old kid who had just moved to
Philly from rural Dover, Delaware, the fascination with Ruin began starting
w/ the tell tale Ruin Symbols which were at that time, stenciled all over
But what nailed me was the astounding and full throttle cover of "White
Rabbit" which made me wanna be punk musician and drop the stuff i was gettin
taught at settlement music school...I knew at that point I wasn't headed to
Berkeley and I am glad I skipped that scene.
But to see a Live Punk rock band dressed in such a contradictory all white
when everybody else wore all black back then ( boys and especially the
punk-rocks Goth Chicks - we all sorta looked like Madonna & Siouxie or
variation on Dave Vanian with different haricuts every other week ) it was
absolutely refreshing and it took us outside of our expectations and into a
music which was all consuming and alive like no other band in Philly which
still hasnt been matched to this day by anyone.
Ruin is still my definition of everything that punk rock aspired to be & what
it looked like when it was burning like nothing else could in the world.
I eagerly look forward to Ruin's return as I think the world needs Ruin to
rise and Rock like MOther F--kers that gotta mean it and blast it out as loud
as far as they can take it :)
Bring it on AgentA...bring it back baby!
"Remember To Always Kill Your Expectations"
Listen to John's music on the following pages:
| John Cecil Price | AKASH | "A Lisp In Thy Melancholy Heartbeat" |
This informal testimonial comes from the Philadelphia Ambient Consortium's mailing list. I'm a subscribing member and noticed that Ruin was included in a drugmusic.com playlist announced there. I thank host dj Pete for including Ruin on his show and this stimulated a brief discussion. You can read more by visiting the PAC site and entering, " Ruin " in the "search all posts" field.