VATICAN COMMANDOS
Vatican Commandos

Disorder came together in Darien, Connecticut, in 1982. The original members, who had been playing together for several years under different names, were Jim Spadaccini on vocals and bass, John Farnsworth on vocals and guitar, and Chip Moody on drums. Lindsey Anderson joined on second guitar, and Chuck Weaver soon took over vocal duties. When they discovered a band from UK with the same name, they changed their name to the Vatican Commandos.

Farnsworth and Anderson were soon replaced by guitarist Richard Hall, aka Moby. In 1983, the Vatican Commandos put out the Hit Squad for God EP on their own Pregnant Nun label, before Moby departed and Mike Pollack stepped in. By the year's end, the band had released their second 7" as well as recorded compilation tracks for Javi Bastard's Big City Records out of New York City. 1984 saw a new 12" EP titled Point Me To The End, and the band had plans for a full-length LP, but didn't stay together long enough. They broke up in 1985.

As a footnote, former guitarist Moby went on to further success in the field of electronic music, first in the UK and later in the States. As a homage to his punk roots, he covered Mission of Burma's classic "When I Reach For My Revolver."

Vatican Commandos
DISCOGRAPHY

Releases

HIT SQUAD FOR GOD 7" (Pregnant Nun, 1983)

JUST A FRISBEE 7" (Pregnant Nun, 1983)

POINT ME TO THE END 12" (Pregnant Nun, 1984)


Reissues

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Compilations

FIRST STRIKE tape (BCT, 1983)

BIG CITY: NICE AND LOUD 7" (Big City, 1984) "No More Us and Them"

BIG CITY: ONE BIG CROWD LP (Big City, 1985) "Wonder Bread"

MAKE IT WORK 7" (Run It, 1985)

CONNECTICUT FUN LP (Incas, 1985)

BIG CITY: FIRST THREE LP (Big City, 1985)

THERE'S A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS LP (Phantom, 1986) "Let Down Again"

ATTACK IS NOW SUICIDE LP (Double A, 1988)


INFO

Five Months in the Vatican Commandos
A retrospective written by former guitarist Lindsey Anderson. I'd like to thank Lindsey for taking the time to write this and send it in! Please check out her current band The Kowalskis



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