What can I tell you about Apocalypse Hoboken that you don’t already know? Probably quite a bit. They existed in one form or another from 1987 until 2004 or so. I’m not really sure about the end date but that isn’t of any great importance. What is important here is the music.
Apocalypse Hoboken has released at least 5 albums and a bunch of vinyl only stuff on labels like Johann’s Face, Rocco, Fueled By Ramen, and even Kung Fu Records and is (in my mind at least) one of the most important bands in Chicago punk-rock history. They were a little bit snotty punk, a little bit glam, but 100% rock and roll. Their sound is indescribable but f@#&ing awesome and showcases Todd’s huge vocal range.
I saw them live over a dozen times (I’m sure) including a memorable New Year’s Eve show in which they almost burned down the Fireside Bowl. The songs below are all from between 1994 and 1998 and everything except for “Hazelnut” is out of print. Members of Hoboken are currently playing in bands such as Mexican Cheerleader and Storybook Funeral. Just listen to the f@#&ing music.
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Pop Sensibilities Daterape Nation
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Blockhead Jerk Lessons
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Jerk Lessons Easy Instructions For Complex Machinery
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Dean Is A Punk Easy Instructions For Complex Machinery
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Somebody’s New News Now’s Not A Good Time
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – The Family Strong Now’s Not A Good Time
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Box Of Pills Led Zeppelin III 7”
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Speaking In A Menthol Way Led Zeppelin III 7”
MP3 | Apocalypse Hoboken – Hazelnut House Of The rising Son Of A Bitch