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Anthony Volpe: Nothingness
Anthony Volpe: Existence
Death Before Disco: And Then There Were Three

Overview and Discography

The following is my complete, chronological discography.  Click on an album title to read a description of the album and be taken to links to download or buy it, if possible.   More in depth descriptions of the Death Before Disco and Impaler Squadron albums are available at the bands’ websites.

Eat This (1991, M.C. Cass)
Concrete Jungle (1994, Death Before Disco)
No Raincoats Required (1994, Death Before Disco)
Death Before Disco III (1995, Death Before Disco)
Too Vlad, Too Strong (1995, The Impaler Squadron)
Wannabeatle (1997, Death Before Disco)
Until Death Do Us Party (1997, Death Before Disco)
Broke, Disgusted, and Can’t Be Trusted (2000, Death Before Disco)
Seven Years Bad Luck [Compilation] (2001, Death Before Disco)
Welcome to Hell (2001, The Impaler Squadron)
15211 West Main St. (2002)
Garbage Inc. (2005, Death Before Disco)
Disastrophe [9-song EP] (2006)
Garbage Inc., Volume II (2007, Death Before Disco)
And Then There Were Three (2007, Death Before Disco)
Garbage Inc., Volumes III and IV (2009, Death Before Disco)
God's Will [EP] (2010)
Existence (2012)
Nothingness (2014)
Overkill (2014)

 


 

Eat This (1991, M.C. Cass)

Soul Train
Old School
Beer Drinking Cowboy, Part I
Lady of the 90’s
Cologne
Fuck MTV
M.C. Cass vs. Steve D
Big ol’ Butt
Beer Drinking Cowboy, Part II
B.T.H.
Green Underwear
Clockwork
Beer Drinking Cowboy, Part III
The Fart that Ate Norristown
Eat This
My Testicle
Shit on a String
Death Breath
You Get on My Nerves
Loser
1169 is No Joke
Girl is Ugly
Your Face
Old Jewish Rap
Last Request

This turgid pile of charbroiled dung is the rap album I recorded in 1991.  It exists only in cassette form, probably only has 15 copies floating around assuming they’re not in the trash, and is the bane of my existence as a musician.  A handful of these songs were salvaged for Death Before Disco’s Garbage Inc., Volumes III & IV.  The rest of them will hopefully never be heard while I am alive.  Make no mistake: this is not music. This is blackmail.

I do occasionally write rap lyrics, so it’s possible that I may revisit this album in the future and re-record it with new songs
but there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that this album will be released as it exists now. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverConcrete Jungle (1994, Death Before Disco)

I've Had Enough
Wake Me Up when the 90's are Over
No One will Know the Difference
Caught in the Gears
Generation Zero
The Business End of the Broomstick
Your War
Instant Warning Label
Prisoners of Conscience
Broken Dreams
Shame
Stargazer
Heard It All Before
Concrete Jungle
Prank Call from Hell

This is the first album I recorded and released with Death Before Disco.  It was released at the same time as No Raincoats Required.  I did almost all the lead vocals on this album whereas Bill provided all the lead vocals on Raincoats. 

Bill was supposed to play guitar on the entire album whereas I was supposed to sing, play keyboards, and program the drums using an Oberheim DX module.  In 1993, we ended up purchasing an Ensoniq ASR-10, rendering the Oberheim obsolete and rendering the first 8 songs we recorded worthless.  The finished project turned out to not be much better, sadly, but it does contain some of the best songs I’ve ever written (if not executed).

The album was finished in the summer of 1994.  I finished nearly half of the album entirely by myself in one week while Bill was away on his honeymoon.

I have yet to determine if this album will be re-released, either as a free download or as a purchase.^TOP^

 


 

NRR CoverNo Raincoats Required (1994, Death Before Disco)

Out of Control
For Your Love
Catch Me
The River
Hit and Run
Lovers' Holiday
It's Never
Maybe I
I Need You
Another Summer
Key to Love
Dancing on the Moon

This is officially our second album, however the bulk of it was done before Jungle.

The title is a slap in the face to Bill’s old band, Billy Flash and the Raincoats, with whom all 12 songs were originally written and performed back in the mid 1980’s.  The new renditions had a much harder edge than the old ones. 

I have yet to determine if this album will be re-released, either as a free download or as a purchase.^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverDeath Before Disco III (1995, Death Before Disco)

Anthony Volpe
Same Shit, Different Year
Drinking of You
Little Children
No Way Out
Just a Game
Mother
Death Before Disco
It's Over
Abandon Ship
I'm Over It
Hold Onto Love
Here Come the Bombs
Tarnished Angel

Originally intended as a collection of outtakes from the first two albums, III turned out to be the best of the bunch.  It contained seven of Bill’s strongest songs and seven of my most adventurous.  The album was recorded relatively quickly and released only five months after the first two.

I have yet to determine if this album will be re-released, either as a free download or as a purchase.^TOP^

 


 

Wannabeatle CoverToo Vlad, Too Strong (1995, The Impaler Squadron)

Heart Attack
Love Song No. 7
Joe
Ambient Dumb
Antihistamine
Smackogram
Bingo
Laxative
Ecstacyde
Stupid People Shouldn't Be Allowed to Drive
Instant Techno Hit
Drift
Music is Dead
Tomas Can't Sing with Me (Cos He's Gotta Take a Pee)
Empty
Head Cleaner

This album contains “Laxative,” the first song I ever programmed on the ASR-10 (yes, it has a fart patch).  I decided to make an entire album of “anti-techno music” to coincide with “Laxative,” but the project got more legitimate and more serious as I finished it, so it isn’t an entire farce.  Aphex Twin was a major influence on the later material on the album.

This album will be made available for download sometime in the near future. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverWannabeatle (1997, Death Before Disco)

Modern-Day Romeo
Club Paradise
Every Time I Turn Around
Tell Me You Love Me
Is it 9:30 Yet?
Tuna Can on Wheels
Be My Love Tonight
The Phone
Desperation
Tonight
Elephants and Turkeys
The Stupid Club
Baby I Cried
Another Life
Denim Jacket
I'm Tired of Love

Bill wanted to make an album of Beatles-sounding songs, so I happily obliged and we completed the first draft of the album in 1996.  Bill thought it sucked and scrapped the entire project.  While this was going on, I was recording my first intended solo album, the Young and the Desperate.  Bill and I decided to combine both albums and mix things up.  We put the most Beatlesque songs from both albums on here, forming the final version of Wannabeatle.

This version of the album omits the horrendous “The Untimely Death of a Tabloid Journalist” and replaces it with “Tuna Can on Wheels,” which was the song originally intended to be on it.

This album will be made available for download sometime in the near future. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverUntil Death Do Us Party (1997, Death Before Disco)

Potential Lunatic
Negative Vibes
Until Then
Giving All My Love To You
Fuck You All
Nothing
:)
I Don't Wanna Be a Hero Anymore
I Cried for You
Heaven Won't Help Me Now
My Name is God and I'm Gonna Kick Your Ass
What Do You See in Him?
Standing with the People of Stone
The Politically Correct Pop Song
There's No Time
Together We Face It All

I took my loudest, most raucous songs from The Young and the Desperate and put them here, along with a series of new songs that Bill wrote.  Whereas Wannabeatle was more conventional and retro, Desperate was wackier, grittier, and more avant-garde. And yes, it contains a song with a smiley-face as the title.

This album will be made available for download sometime in the near future. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverBroke, Disgusted, and Can’t Be Trusted (2000, Death Before Disco)

Panic
I Can Wait
Asskicker
Monsters
St. Thomas
How to Get Signed in Philadelphia
Stop Throwing My Heart Around
The Birds and the Bees
Sexual Warfare
Fragile
Playing with Fire
More of You
Heart of Stone
Something to Live for
Get Up!!
Snowing in Fleetwood

Originally titled Asskicker, this album stays more in rock territory and less in the electronic weirdo-zone that the previous album explored.  It contains our most notorious and arguably most popular song, “Monsters.”

Click here to buy this album for only $6.99. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverSeven Years Bad Luck [Compilation] (2001, Death Before Disco)

Heard It All Before 2001
Anthony Volpe
Asskicker
For Your Love
:)
Modern-day Romeo
Potential Lunatic
Monsters
Drinking of You
I’m Tired of Love (7” Edit)
It’s Never
Club Paradise
Until Then
I Cried for You
Generation Zero
Negative Vibes
Something to Live For
Tarnished Angel
Shame 2001

Our first and only commercially produced CD, this compilation contains remastered versions of 17 of our best songs and vastly-improved re-workings of “Shame” and “Heard It All Before.”

Click here to buy this album for only $5.00. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverWelcome to Hell (2001, The Impaler Squadron)

Buzr Musc
Three
Trinity
Pinochle Breath
Amazing Grace
Attack of the Krackmonster
Eiicy Ose Polr Opp
Dark Room
Grey Sky
0fedh
Purgatory
Disorder
100° in the Shade
E.C.C.O.
Exmartyrenine's Theme
A World of Your Own
Breathe Easier
2,000,001: A Space Travesty
A Walk with the Gods
Crayon Massacre

The second Impaler Squadron album marked a more experimental turn.  It contains a decent amount of ambient techno influenced by the likes of Orbital and Plaid.  It also has some elements of European electro and IDM. This album will be made available for download sometime in the near future. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ Cover15211 West Main St. (2002)

Disc One:
Senior Week
My World
Satisfy
Scrumpin’
Looks Get in the Way
White Trash
Nothing Better to Do
Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Life You Learned in Cheerleading
Let Your Heart Decide
All Dressed Up and No Place to Go
Weed
I’m Dumping You
Saving It for Someone Who Loves Me
Stop
Mr. Lonely
Used
Only Seventeen

Disc Two:
Pills and Thrills and Imbeciles
Too Young
I Got a Girlfriend Now
She Loves Her Boyfriend
Don’t Wonder Why
Good Advice
Somebody Snuck Up Behind Me and Got Me Drunk
When Hell Freezes Over
Big Brother
Wendy’s Song
Man Enough
Pick a Side
Family Curse
Tears Fall
Waiting for You
Crushed
Goodbye
Graduation Song

My masterpiece.  My goal was to create the most overblown pop album in existence.  It contains 35  songs, takes up two compact discs, covers almost every possible genre of popular music at the time of its creation, and clocks in at almost 2½ hours.

This album will be made available for sale sometime in the near future. The cost will most likely be around $12.99 for the whole thing. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverGarbage Inc. (2005, Death Before Disco)

I’m Her Love, She’s My Baby
Copacabana
Hope That You Feel That Way Too
Message in a Bottle
Am I the Only One?
You’re The One For Me
Family Curse
Forever and a Day
Air Supremacy
Time Won’t Let Me
Tuna Can On Wheels
Lies
Communication Blues
Pick A Side
Down in a Tube Station at Midnight
Someday I’m Gonna Get You Back
Mony Mony
Close Your Eyes And Scream

In the absence of a legitimate Death Before Disco album, I took a series of outtakes, a cover of “Copacabana” (my most popular song at the time), and two new songs (“Pick a Side” and “Air Supremacy”) and released this monstrosity on my website for free. Click here to get it. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverDisastrophe [9-song EP] (2006)

Disastrophe
I Don’t Want the World to End Yet
Screamager
Anyone Who’ll Take Me
A Brief Respite
Territorial Pissings
Nookie
I Quit
Pretty Vacant

In the absence of a legitimate solo album, I took three songs from the long-in-development “Existence Trilogy,” four cover songs, an original unplugged song, and a 30-second chamber orchestra experiment and released this mini-monstrosity on my website for free. Click here to get it. ^TOP^

 

 


 

CJ CoverGarbage Inc., Volume II (2007, Death Before Disco)

Head On
Song 2
Dancin’ with Myself
In Bloom
More than Words
My Own Worst Enemy
Just Like Heaven
Longview
Two Princes
I Wanna Be Sedated
Somebody to Shove
Creep
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Basketcase
Blitzkrieg Bop
Last Kiss
Lithium
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay
Pump It Up
Ordinary World
Endorphin Machine
True Faith
Don’t Get Me Wrong
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Still in the absence of a legitimate Death Before Disco album, I re-recorded 22 of Death Before Disco’s live cover songs and released this monstrosity on my website for free.  In 2008, I added 3 more songs and remixed a handful of them, re-releasing said monstrosity in its new form.

Click here to get this album for free. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverAnd Then There Were Three (2007, Death Before Disco)

Meet Me Tonight
No Use Talking
Dear Sky
It’s All In My Head (A Bullet Might Help That)
I Wanna Spend My Time with You
Waiting Alone
Nothing’s Ever Good Enough for You
Erase Me
And She Cries
Bored Shitless
Blow It Up Featuring Ivaloo Blasingame
Promise Me You
Hey Jimmy
To Be or Not to Be
What Do You Want from Me Now?
Happy?
Inside His Eyes
Fuck the Music Industry

Death Before Disco finally got its shit together and recorded this 18 song opus, arguably our best album.  It contains six songs from me, six from Bill, and six from our newest member, Mare Clark.  It was originally meant to contain 30 songs and span two discs.  I reduced the scope of the album in order to release it by Christmas of 2007.

Click here to buy this album for only $7.99. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverGarbage Inc., Volumes III and IV (2009, Death Before Disco)

Disc One: 
Heard It All Before (1992 Demo)
Shame (1992 Demo)
Old School
Broken Dreams (1990 Demo)
Your War (1992 Demo)
Clockwork
Cologne (with E. Rack)
Just a Game (1991 Demo)
Big Ol’ Butt (with the Flea)
Communication Blues (1991 Demo)
My Testicle
Concrete Jungle (1993 Demo)
“G Rap E and the Wild Bunch” PSA
Death Breath
Death Before Disco (1993 Demo)
You Get on My Nerves (with Nicole Volpe)
Prisoners of Conscience (1993 Demo)
Girl is Ugly
Loser
The Business End of the Broomstick (1993 Demo)

Disc Two:
Broken Dreams (1993 Demo)
Stargazer (1993 Demo)
Head On (1994 Demo)
I Wanna Be Sedated (1994 Demo)
Pump It Up (1994 Demo)
Screamager (1995 Demo)
Modern Day Romeo (1996 Demo)
Potential Lunatic (1996 Demo)
Negative Vibes (Positively Horrendous 1996 Demo)
Good Advice (1999 Demo)
Dear Sky (2004 Demo)
Maybe It’s Better This Way
Purple Orange Groves
Don’t You Ever Get Lonely?
Fuck the Music Industry (2002 Demo)
Dear Sky (2006 Demo)
Blow It Up (2007 Demo)

Our final collection of outtakes, demos, and unreleased songs.  It contains several songs from my 1991 rap album, Eat This
the only songs I feel worthy of human consumption.  It is possibly the longest album I’ve been involved with, containing a whopping 37 songs that span 2 CDs. Click here to get this album for free. ^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverGod's Will [EP] (2010)

God's Will (Single Mix)
You Had Your Chance (Original Version)
Purpose
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Sick of Myself
Purpose (Piano Mix)
God's Will (Orchestral Mix)

Yet again in the absence of a legitimate solo album, I took one song from each installment of the long-in-development “Existence Trilogy” and several additional songs and released this micro-monstrosity on my website for free on July 1st, 2010. Click here to get this EP for free. ^TOP^

 

 

 


 

CJ CoverExistence (2012)

This Is Who I Am and This Is What I Do
Growing Old Disgracefully
You Had Your Chance
I Don't Want the World to End Yet
Tired of Waiting for Someday
Joined at the Hip
Be a Man
Unlistenable
Anyone Who'll Take Me
Corporate America
Go Away
These Tears
It Ain't Bragging if You Back It Up
Kill It Dead
What Else Can I Say?
I Quit
Existence
Before I Get Hit by a Bus

Here's that legitimate solo album. The songs on this album (and its planned counterpart, Omnipresence) deal with life, death God, forgiveness, love, and purpose.  Some of the songs on these albums were written in high school and have waited to be recorded a quarter-century later when they could be given their proper treatment. Remixes of three songs from Disastrophe appear on this album as well.

Click here to get this album for $6.99. You can also click here to download a PDF containing the album art and all of the lyrics.^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverNothingness (2014)

Meltdown
God's Will
Hit Record
In Your Heart
Disastrophe
Purpose
The Same Language
Autopilot
You're All I Have
The Meaning of Life
Helpless
Stones
You Are Here
Nothingness
One of These Days
Home Again
More Than Anything
Pull the Plug

The second album in the Existence trilogy, Nothingness, has undergone more edits and changes than the first Star Wars film. The final version is here, it contains 18 more songs, and it kicks ass. The standout tracks are the dance track "Autopilot," the funk throwdown "Hit Record," the ballad "More Than Anything," and the jangle-pop number "Stones."

Click here to get this album for $6.99.You can also click here to download a PDF containing the album art and all of the lyrics.^TOP^

 


 

CJ CoverOverkill (2014)

Overkill
In Bloom (2014 Remix)
Blitzkrieg Bop (2014 Remix)
My Own Worst Enemy (2014 Remix)
Forever in My Life
Head On (2014 Remix)
Pretty Vacant (2014 Remix)
Bad Luck
Basketcase (2014 Remix)
I Wanna Be Sedated (2014 Remix)
Party 'til You Puke
Lithium (2014 Remix)
Pump It Up (2014 Remix)
Clean Elvis

Unsatisfied with some of the cover songs that were on Garbage Inc., Volume II, I re-recorded the drums on nine of them and also recorded 5 new cover songs, resulting in a surprise last-minute project called Overkill, released Christmas Day, 2014.

Click here to get this album for free.^TOP^