D.O.N. – Demo

D.O.N.
Demo
199? (no label)
Gladstone, Missouri, USA

Side 1:

  1. Death, Screaming, and Pain
  2. Burning Down the House
  3. What Do You Think This Is?

Side 2:

  1. What Do You Think This Is?
  2. Burning Down the House
  3. Distortion
  4. Short on Time
  5. Tear Down the Cults
  6. Cowboy Bob
  7. Satisfaction
  8. C.M.
  9. Death, Screaming, and Pain

Judging by the rusty screws and beat up plastic on this demo, I expected it to be in rough shape. And it was in places at first, but once I got past those it was fine. Seems that this is a dub of D.O.N.’s existing demos. There are three songs on side one, all of which appear on their 53 of Your Favorite Disco Tunes as Performed by D.O.N. (and 9 new ones) demo. Then side two is that entire demo. The three songs on side one sound mostly like the versions on side 2, maybe slightly different recordings. Not much here for collectors, but for someone wanting to just have a copy of their demo, it will work for that.

Missing Information: Date of release; are the songs on side 1 different versions?

D.O.N. – 53 of Your Favorite Disco Tunes

D.O.N.
53 of Your Favorite Disco Tunes as Performed by D.O.N. (and 9 new ones)
1990 (no label)
Gladstone, Missouri, USA

Eric Brown – Vocals
David “Dave” G. Andersen – Guitars
Benji Damron – Bass
Phil Schlotterer – Drums

  1. What Do You Think This Is?
  2. Burning Down the House
  3. Distortion
  4. Short on Time
  5. Tear Down the Cults
  6. Cowboy Bob
  7. Satisfaction
  8. E.C.M.
  9. Death, Screaming, and Pain

This band served as some sort of a precursor of Dig Hay Zoose and Hot Pink Turtle, as well as sharing members with Chancelus, Abhor Evil, and Prophets on Vacation. David and Phil were both in Dig Hay Zoose, while David had also been a part of Hot Pink Turtle, Abhor Evil, and Prophets on Vacation. The sound here is more of the hardcore/punk crossover sound, with very serious turn or burn lyrics. Really different from some of the other bands Dave and Phil were involved in, but “Cowboy Bob” does have some humorous country parts that point to their other bands. Oh, and D.O.N. stands for “Degradation of a Nation” FYI.