So we just kinda recycle and continue here what was used as the liner notes for the "Complete Discography 1997-2004" CD on.
The Discography came together with our 10 year Jubilee in 1997. Well as a matter of fact we could have called this our 15 year Jubilee, because Peter and Ralf started the band in 1992 as TIMETOSUFFERPOWER. Ralf, who grew up on british Anarchopunk was looking for people to start a Grind/Crust Band and got connected to Peter who used to play in the Grindcore band
Peter, who can be described as a die hard RAMONES fan, being sick of playing Grind was looking for someone to start an early american hardcore styled band. Chances were high that the new found band could have been a mixture of the musical talent of CRASS and the highly political lyrics of the RAMONES. Luck for you it somehow came down to a blend of the early 80ies Hardcore from both sides of the atlantic ocean that we could agree on. We changed our lineup several times during the years with Peter and Ralf being the constant members on Bass and Vocals since day one.
As TIMETOSUFFERPOWER we released 3 songs on a split 7" with DEREKS DON'T RUN, who later became, and contributed a track for the PLOT compilation that came with the #0 of PLOT Fanzine. We renamed to MURDER DISCO X in 1997 after the addition of Herr Berger (later on also of ) on guitar and Schmier (formerly of , later also of and ) on drums. This lineup recorded the 1997 demo which is documented here, the last four songs are re-recorded versions of the tracks released as TIMETOSUFFERPOWER. 200 copies of the demo were made. Two songs from the demo where released on compilations in 2000.
This lineup ended in march 2000 when Herr Berger and Schmier almost got into a fistfight on stage with the result of Schmier leaving the band instantly - which did not keep them from staying drinking buddies and playing in thetogether again a couple of years later. Schmier got replaced by Roland from ABSIDIA, but this lineup never recorded. In early 2001 we kinda stopped practicing due to limited time and interest by both, Herr Berger and Roland. Somehow we run across Tommy, who got asked to join as 2nd Guitarist. Ralf went to a gig of some finish Bands where he saw Kelly playing drums with the local band ASS MONKEYS. Kelly was forced at gunpoint to try auditioning with us and agreed to do so after his summer travels. He got a Demo tape of MURDER DISCO X when we played with DETESTATION in 1998 and suprised us at his first practice with having learnt and being able to play most of the songs from the demo. At the same practice Herr Berger quit the band leaving us with the lineup that recorded the other records featured on this discography.
In february 2002 we recorded 14 songs with no concrete plans where to release the tracks. When we got invited back to the annualfestival in Pula, Croatia, we decided to release a 7" in true DIY fashion on our own DISCODANCER label. This was the "supercrust" 7". There were 500 copies in black vinyl, followed by a second pressing of 300 clear blue and a third presssing of 200 white. From the same session came the "feeding of the 500" 7" on TERROR RECORDS / BAD NEWS RECORDS in 2003, 500 made on black vinyl, and our contribution to the "more world - less bank" 7" compilation on / in the same year.
Next recording session was february 2003, where we recorded 9 songs for a split LP with JILTED from Alessandria, Italy on
All vinyl records, sampler tracks the demo tape and all unreleased studio takes have been compiled on the "Complete Discography 1997-2004" CD released in december 2007 on
Kieren, moved back to Australia in late 2004 and is currently playing infrom Sydney. The axe was taken over by Fritz who is also busy in and . Kelly moved back to PDX in early 2006 and is currently playing in and of course in about estimated 50% of all the bands in PDX and in the Portland/Austin monster SEVERED HEAD OF STATE. Since then we had a short re-apperance from Roland on drums and shared drum duties between Schmier and Migge, also of and .
In 2008 Bea from
and in early 2009 Chris (Ex GSG9) joined us on drums. This lineup recorded the tracks for the "Grombiera & Paprika" Compilation. Chris decided to quit MDX at the end of 2009 and played his last show on january 5, 2010. What's the deal with those drummer dudes? It's not like we are the catholic church abusing our choir boys. Sigh!.
Replacement was found with Lennart, so we are practicing the set, again.
Thanx to all labels involved, members past, present and future - it was fun so far!
MURDER DISCO X, January 2010.