Deep Wound were one of a handful of great punk bands from the outer regions of Massachusetts who have been largely overlooked by HC history in favor of the "Boston Crew" bands who put out records on XClaim! or Modern Method. The four-piece recorded their one and only single with Lou Giordano and Frank Michaels (Proletariat) and released it on the Radiobeat label in 1982. Their one compilation appearence (on the otherwise excellent Bands that Could be God LP of Massachusetts punk) isn't quite as good as the raging insanity of this single. The record is snotty teenage punk rock but played at lightning speed with totally manic singing. The band also recorded some rough demo tapes in J's basement, which eventually found their way onto CD and vinyl on various bootlegs.
Drummer J Mascis and guitarist Lou Barlow went on to further greatness by forming the seminal indie rock band Dinosaur Jr. (and Lou later started Sebadoh), and bassist Scott Helland played in the Outpatients until their breakup in 1995. The Deep Wound material is all amazing and essential. It has been released in many forms, including several vinyl bootlegs and a CD collection on Lost & Found.
DEEP WOUND EP (Radiobeat, 1983)
SIEGE/DEEP WOUND split 7" (no label)
DEEP WOUND CD (Lost & Found)
AMERICAN STYLE DEMOS 7"
BANDS THAT COULD BE GOD LP (Radiobeat, 1984) "Time to Stand", "You're False"
Lyrics for Deep Wound EP
Deep Wound Webpage on OldTimeHardcore.com
This page has a biography and discography.
Scott Helland Homepage
Former bassist Scott Helland, still a musician, has info on Deep Wound and the Outpatients on his website.