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FLOWERS OF DISCIPLINE, band

Flowers of Discipline.

MEMBERS

Mike Cluff,
Phil Krauth,
Dave Park,
Steve Slaubaugh


HOMETOWN

Harrisonburg, Virginia


MOST POPULAR

Flowers of Discipline


GREATEST HITS

End of the Rope
Sight
Song One


ALSO

FLOWERS OF... at Last F.M.


DESCRIPTION

Formed at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Flowers of Discpline inclued Mike Cluff and Dave Park from The Undecided and Phil Krauth from Unrest along with singer Steve Slaubaugh.


RELATED ARTISTS

CLARENCE (Phil)

EGGS (Dave)

THE UNDECIDED (Dave/Mike)

UNREST (Dave/Phil)


FLOWERS OF DISCIPLINE 7-inch vinyl 45
The Trouble with Harry album
Wakefield Volume 3 album
Wakefield The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
FLOWERS OF DISCIPLINE, band, Steve Slaubaugh, Mike Cluff, Dave Park, Phil Krauth

Steve, Mike, Dave, Phil [L to R]
recording at Eastern Mennonite University
Photo by [unknown]


AUTOBIOGRAPHY

To be honest, there's not much to tell! Much of the story can be found here (which came from an email I sent someone, who put what I wrote in third person and posted it). That story pretty much captures how alienated we were: Reagan era punk fans two and a half hours' drive from DC playing in a country town in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. Phil had already played in Unrest and Clarence in high school, and met Dave Park and me when he started at James Madison University.

We played for two years in the small campus scene (with great bands like The Rational Herdsmen, DT and the Shakes, and Narcoleptic Lenny). Just after I graduated in '87 and before I headed off to graduate school, we played our last show at DC Space opening for Dischord's Happy Go Licky (a re-tooled Rites of Spring, just before Fugazi was formed). Phil and Dave (bass, songwriting) continued with Unrest, a line-up that recorded the amazing albums "Malcolm X Park," and "Kustom Karnal Blaxploitation" (both of which made me feel like the Pete Best of indie-pop -- an average musician who was lucky to play with some truly talented guys).

If you're a Phil Krauth fan, you should know he plays bass on the untitled song. We had a few more minutes of studio time, so just for fun Dave and Phil swapped places, and we improvised straight to tape.

Perhaps our only claim to fame was that one side of the EP was 33 1/3 rpm and other was 45 rpm. (Some claimed the 45 rpm side sounded better at 33!)

I was never happy with the sound of this EP; we recorded it in a gospel studio in a very rural town, and I think the engineers weren't familiar with distorted guitars. (To me, the guitar sounds like a rotisserie grill.).

- Mike Cluff, Flowers of Discipline (for Pukekos)


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Flowers of Discipline E.P.


COMPILATIONS

The Trouble with Harry
JMU Rocks
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set


RELATED

Clarence
Eggs
Phil Krauth
Sexual Milkshake Tone
The Undecided
Unrest


SONGS

Chances
End of the Rope
Looking Back
Sight
Song One
Time and Death
(Untitled)