1994 Demo

by Jody Crutch

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This demo was recorded in 1994 at Ultraphonic Studios on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, New York during the first (and major) part of the band's existence from 1993 to mid-1994. These were the only recordings the band ever made in a proper studio, other than an Embrace cover for a tribute comp that never came out (that recording is now lost) - and the only recorded output that was ever available publicly.

All music by Jody Crutch and all lyrics by Richard Opalsky.

After Jody Crutch broke up, Rich (vocals) & Jeff (drums) went onto form The Judas Iscariot (with Jeff moving to bass). Rich went on from there to the even more experimental Countdown to Putsch (moving to drums) and the free jazz duo Fire & Flux. Rich is now a professor at the University of Springfield-Illinois and plays drums in a free jazz group called The End Times Trio.

Jeff moved onto play guitar in Two Man Advantage and also currently plays bass in Too Many Voices and also occasionally plays bass for The Hudson Falcons.

We've lost touch with Rob - who last I heard moved to the Baltimore area. Dan became a lawyer and practices in New York City.


released January 1, 1994



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Jody Crutch

Jody Crutch were a Long Island melodic hardcore/punk band that existed for a couple of years in the mid-90s by four friends who met at Hofstra University. The band played some local shows, recorded a demo, broke up for a few months and reformed briefly, wrote some more songs, but never played out again. The band was only ever Richard Opalsky (v), Rob Sklar (g), Dan Weiss (b) & Jeff Kaplan (d). ... more

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