My High School Music Collection

Backstory: Today in the lab, I found myself listening to some of the old local Detroit bands in my music collection.   It got me feeling a bit nostalgic, especially when some tracks came on from an old friend’s punk band, the Bourgeois Filth.  Shortly before the band split, he’d given me a demo tape of some very rad, very different stuff the band was working on, but I must have lost it years ago… I can’t even remember the last time I had a cassette player, let alone anything to play in one.  I still have their sole CD release, but this afternoon I really wanted to listen through that old tape again.

So anyway, tonight I Googled around a bit.  The band’s old webpage is still up on AngelFire (Seriously?  I had no idea AngelFire was still around…), but hasn’t been updated since their reunion show 9 years ago.  Seems like they never got much attention outside of Detroit; I really can’t seem to find anything useful on the Internets about them.  What I did find, however, was an old-school German FTP listing of MP3 sites that probably went dark a decade ago.  Including, I think, my old dual Pentium Pro basement server.  Near the top of the list is an entry for, sharing albums from such fine musicians as Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Orbital, and the Bourgeois Filth.  I’m reading through this thinking, “Wow, that’s exactly what I used to listen to…” when I notice one of the band names: Semblance of Self.  That was the name I released my own material under!  Seriously!  As much as I’d like to think that someone found those tunes cool enough to bother mirroring them on their own FTP server, I really can’t believe anyone did.  So… someone’s still linking to an FTP site I ran during the 90’s, and specifically mentions my old band name.  Bizarre!

Tragically, I still can’t seem to find anyone who had a copy of that Bourgeois Filth tape and bothered to encode it into MP3s 🙁

Update: Since a few of you have expressed interest, I’ve uploaded the original Bourgeois Filth album.  If anyone has MP3s of their last demo tape, I’d love to get a copy!

Another update (March 27, 2012): A digital copy of Bourgeois Filth’s last demo tape has surfaced at Michigan Graveyard!

18 thoughts on “My High School Music Collection

  1. I was just hoping to find the same thing. I was watching the Goonies last night and remembered B-Filth’s Cover of the Cindi Lauper song. I Remembered that I lost that tape back in 99 or something. But I still have the CD tracks. Though I think the tape was better than the CD. Though I’m actually pictured on the inside cover of the CD, I’ve got the Big Sideburns yelling into the mic with a VoodooGlow Skulls hat on. If you find the tape Let me know!!!!


  2. I’ve been looking for that bourgeois filth cd for years and years. I used to have it but lost in way back. if anyone could send me the mp3 or put em online somewhere I’d be eternally grateful.


  3. I think i have what you guys are looking for. I too had that cassette tape and i lost it somewhere as well. However, i was able to come across pretty much all of their stuff and have it in MP3 format. I wish i could find the artwork 😛 Hit me up if your still looking for Bourgeois Filth. Oi! 🙂

  4. I’m the Micah that Ryan and the guys wrote the Micah Song about. I had a copy of the CD that you mention, but my sister stole it and lost it years ago. I know I’m a stranger, but is there any way you can get me a copy of their disk release, I’d be very very grateful. Please let me know! Thanks.

    Micah Faulkner

  5. Wow, I haven’t heard of BOurgeois Gilth in years. I think they were one of the main bands at thr Mosquito Club/Tolkien. I wonder what happened to 10 Cent Can…I found a bunch of stickers that I bought from the band members mom and dad in the Shelter.

    Again, wow. I wish SLC had amusic scene like Detroit.

  6. ..and look what popped up when I got nostalgic and googled Bourgeois Filth. I got the CD, split w/Social Scare 7″, and demo cassette from the Vegetarian Grocer show. All are digitized in my collection and I would be happy to share the tunes. By the way I am looking for Nipon records/demo, Half Moon demo, and Vermicious Kennids if anyone has anything laying around.

  7. I was more or less obsessed with B Filth in Middle School. They were my idols, and I am proud to say that me and my friends were on several occassions reffered to as “those little kids we see at every show”. I had a dream about them last night and decided to google and see what came up; I found your blog.

    I still have the original tape/CD/Latest EP and could get you a copy perhaps if you still need. I have been trying to find the last single they did “The worst part”. That song was dope, eventhough they never really released it. do you have a copy?

  8. Huge fan of the band. Completely destroyed their original album through too many listens and I am very grateful I found this thread, many thanks for the post. Would kill for that tape, i am pretty sure the tape deck of my 83 ford LTD ate it up. And Jeff, do you happen to be otherwise known as ‘The Drifter’?

  9. I miss that band! Ryan was my guide to good music when he worked at Flipside Records. Most of Ryan’s recommendations for great bands to listen to are still my favorites. I have the tape, CD, and EP. The CD is on my ipod and i listen to it every couple months or so. I created a page for them on facebook awhile ago. Check it out if you are on there. thanks!

  10. Folks i happen to have a copy of that last album (17 years and counting) and am encoding it to MP3 as i write this. i guess i need to find a way to upload it and provide a link …

  11. Hi there this is a really interesting page with comments about my band bourgeois filth. My name is Ryan Schymick i was the lead vocalist/lyrics in the band. all the members of bourgeois filth were me ryan , Scott Crowley, or scott Filth rich Tschurharts Ryan Vandeberghe Mike Campbell and Ryan flush and ryan opera. We might do a reunion show sometime soon when all the venues open up again thanks for making this talented page todd kuleza and keep punk a threat!!! Love Ryan Schymick Bourgeois Filth

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