Posted in metal | music on November 21, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Breakdown

Breakdown was started in 1986, during the resurgence of the hardcore scene. Despite being a NYHC band, being based in Yonkers Breakdown didn't have the Lower East Side Crew-mentality of Warzone and Agnostic Front. By a similar token, unlike some of their other contemporaries like Gorilla Biscuits and Youth Of Today, Breakdown was not a straight edge positive band. They are considered more along the lines of Sheer Terror for their more metallic sound and less-than-positive lyrics. -[WIki]
BrooklynVegan is proud to announce that Breakdown's original 1987 demo lineup (who reunited at Chaos in Tejas and is considered by some to be one of the best NYHC demos/releases of the era) will reunite to play Public Assembly on December 22, with support TBA. Tickets are on sale for this 18+ show.

The appearance of this lineup will be the first in NYC since guitarist Carl Porcaro, bassist Rich McLoughlin and drummer Anthony Drago split from the band to form Raw Deal in 1988 (which eventually became Killing Time).

Stay tuned for the rest of the bill, but for now, check out vintage video and audio below.

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Breakdown - NYC 1988

Breakdown - Dissed And Dismissed

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Comments (20)

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:06 PM

TAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:14 PM

Poison Idea

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:23 PM

The band's Wikipedia entry obviously needs some editorial attention. The awkward writing leaves much to be desired.

Posted by Regular reader | November 21, 2012 12:39 PM

lol BBG nice job with the copy pasta. it's good to see breakdown is now hip enough for the likes of BV/BBG.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:52 PM

There is nothing remotely hip about BV. Good pictures and a good source of news? Yes. Hip? No.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:03 PM

^ your statement makes zero sense.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 21, 2012 1:05 PM

^shall I use smaller words?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:17 PM

To clarify my original statement, for those having difficulties. Breakdown are better than the vast majority of what is covered on this site, there is no need to worry about coverage fitting in here. Who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:26 PM

SOMEONE needs to fix BD's Wiki for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:39 PM

An attention-hungry member of Breakdown was the subject of one of the most enjoyable comment take-downs on Brooklyn Vegan. It's a classic:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/08/city_gardens_do.html#comments

(see 4:04 and 12:49)

Served!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:40 PM

Also: Breakdown were hardly all that metallic...just HARD and super pissed off.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 1:41 PM

@ 1:40 thank you for that read.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:20 PM

Not sure who wrote that post saying he was a Breakdown member. Randy didn't book that show, it was someone else who I won't bother naming because its in the past. But if the person who wrote that post was actually in Breakdown he'd know that Randy wasn't responsible for that mess of a night.

Good to see the drama is still alive 25 years down the line...

Posted by Member | November 21, 2012 2:23 PM

That guy who wrote all that tried WAY too hard. Like his bloated ego was at stake. LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:37 PM

Breakdown fucking ruled TiHC, for me at least.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 6:57 PM

I was at the Breakdown show that the guy is talking about!

It was early 1993, with the 3rd incarnation of Breakdown - with Mike Dijan on guitar.

So one member of the original band played that show, the singer Jeff.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 7:26 PM

i've gotta rid myself of lions and cheetahs

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 3:43 AM

comment take-down ftw

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 3:27 PM

break down ya

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 4, 2013 9:13 PM

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