CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE (USA)

 Cardboard Electro Signal Pioneers
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BIMFEST XVI @ De Casino - St Niklaas- B Die Krupps + Front Line Assembly @ De Casino, St Niklaas, B IBIS BUDGET - ANTWERP CITY CENTER 15.08 A SPLIT-SECOND @ Castle Party - Bolkow - PL The Juggernauts + True Zebra @ Der Cult - Nürenberg- D 20 + 21.10 DAFT / MINIMAL MAXIMAL FEST @ Het Oude Badhuis - Antwerp - B The Juggernauts, DJ BORG & DJ Skullscraper @ INFEST - Bradford - UK
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Crash Course in Science (CCIS) is an electronic musical group that was formed in 1979. The band members, Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny, met while attending art school in Philadelphia, USA.

The band was formed as a way to explore performance art and music, which the members desperately needed to express. Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began to experiment with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and 'Frankenstein' typehomemade instruments. As a result, CCIS came upon a sound they could call their own.

Their first single, “Cakes in the Home”, `was a 7'' record that introduced listeners’ to the noisy, humorous, unpredictable world that is Crash Course in Science. It also included the “classic” 'Kitchen Motors' as well as 'Mechanical Breakdown'. Their 7'' record was released in the USA on 'GO GO Records' and in England on Rough Trade in 1979. Kitchen Motors was also included on the“Machines” compilation on Virgin Records in 1980.
Crash Course in Sciences appeal increased after their numerous appearances on the cult television program, ”The Uncle Floyd Show' and live concert appearances.

Following the release of the first record and tour dates, Dale Feliciello, the mastermind of Crash Courses in Sciences homemade gear, was hard at work on a new series of, one of a kind instruments that would lead CCIS in a new direction. A darker, more sinister sound evolved with the humor still intact. At this point CCIS was ready to record 'Signals From Pier Thirteen' which was released in the USA and England in 1981. The songs 'Cardboard Lamb' and'Flying Turns' quickly became club favorites during the early 80's. This record has been regarded as influential to the techno industrial genres and was an early inception of what is now known as the ‘electro’ sound. This record is still highly sought after by collectors and fans today.

Crash Course in Science had the pleasure of opening for 'The Phillip Glass Ensemble' at the University of Pennsylvania after the release of 'Signals ‘ to the delight of some and to the shock and horror of others in audience! The members of the group are also involved in film and video projects including ’Cardboard Lamb' and 'Glamour Pills’, which have been shown on television and nightclubs.

Currently (2009) they released a nice collector box-set including, amongst other releases, a reproduction of their first 7'' and the 12'' 'Signals from Pier Thirteen' including the songs 'Cardboard Lamb' and 'Flying Turns' still sound fresh and up-to-date. Also included is the 'Near Marineland' LP containing completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS's original producer and current part of the Crash Course In Science live line-up.
After listening to this Box-Set you will be convinced and have no doubts about CCIS being the godfather of 90's Techno-Music and their ultimate protagonist-role. They remain an inspiration pool for many Elektro bands/artists today.

Their memorable, and already legendary comeback, concert at the renown BIM festival (19/12/2009, Trix Antwerp, B), the Euro-Tours (2010, 2012, 2015) and the many US club shows prove that Crash Course In Science is back in full force and still knows how to kick electro ass!

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CALENDAR | PAST EVENTS

APRIL 2017

Sat 15/04/17 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE
The Golden Bull, Oakland, USA
 

OCTOBER 2016

Sun 23/10/16 23.10 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + SEVERED HEADS - 2 EXCLUSIVE BELGIAN CLUB CONCERTS!
Het Oude badhuis, Stuivenbergplein 38, Antwerpen
 
Fri 21/10/16 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE
Oedipus Brewing / Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
 
Thu 20/10/16 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE
Ruido y Tortura, Madrid, Spain
 

MAY 2015

Sun 24/05/15 THE JUGGERNAUTS & MORE @ WGT 2015
Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Leipzig - D
 
Sat 23/05/15 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE & MORE @ WGT
Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Leipzig, D
 
Tue 19/05/15 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE - EUROTOUR 2015 @ SIROCO
Calle de San Dimas, 5, Bajo, 28015 Madrid, Spanje
 
Sun 17/05/15 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE - EUROTOUR 2015 @ LE CHINOIS
6 Place Du Marche , 93100 Montreuil, Paris, France
 
Sat 16/05/15 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + THE JUGGERNAUTS & PORTION CONTROL @ EUROROCK FESTIVAL
Neerpelt, B
 

FEBRUARY 2015

Sat 28/02/15 A SPLIT-SECOND + CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + SIMI NAH (EXCLUSIVE 'BE MY GUEST' SHOW) + INTERNAL SUN
De Casino, St-Niklaas, B
 
Fri 27/02/15 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + FRAN LENAERS + FLY
Club Play - Valencia - Spain
 

APRIL 2012

Sun 08/04/12 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE @ KLICKCLUB - BERLIN - D
KlickClub, Landsberger Allee 54, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain
 
Sat 07/04/12 ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL + CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE + THE JUGGERNAUTS + THE NEON JUDGEMENT + MARTIN DEGEVILLE'S SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK @ REWIND - EASTER - FESTIVAL
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
 
Fri 06/04/12 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE @ AU POINT ÉPHÉMÈRE PARIS
200, Quai de Valmy, Paris 10, (Métro Jaurès ou Louis-Blanc)
 
Wed 04/04/12 CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE @ LA ZONE - LIEGE - B
La Zone, Quai de l'Ourthe 42, 4020 Liège
 
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