I mentioned Krishnacore in a post last week. Yesterday I was going through my harddrive and came across three demos from Krishnacore bands. So I thought that it might be fun to share. Be warned, the sound quality on these is pretty crappy. These were the first things I ever converted from tape to digital. Someday I’ll redo them maybe. But for now, this is it.
The first demo up is from Prema. Prema was from Philly. I joined up and they were at the temple a lot, though I don’t think they lived there just yet. They were fronted by Mikey Prema and I dug them a lot more than Shelter.
In reviews they were pretty well written off as a Shelter rip off band, but their sound was a lot different. Some folks said that it had a Dag Nasty feel, but I never noticed that.
I can’t remember where I got the demo. It might have been from Erica (now Ekavali), she was friends with them. I never had the original, only a dubbed copy.
The demo had eight songs on it, which is WAY too long for a demo (their first official release only had six songs on it). I think some of the songs were rerecorded Concerned songs (Prema before they became devotees).
A couple of years later, Prema changed their sound, dropped the Krishna image and soon after, stopped being devotees. I saw Mikey Prema at a show in Lewisburg, PA. He was hanging out with some lame drug band and he was stoned out of his mind. I said hello, of course, but he couldn’t hold a conversation. He had long and very badly died blue hair. I wonder where he is now.
But this was recorded in 1993, long before all of that. They were probably 15 or 16 then. Young, idealistic and kicking ass. But ’93 was 15 years ago. Freaky.
2) In the End
4) Condition Classified
5) The Truth
Download the whole demo here.