Somewhere in the late 70's early 80's a couple of fine young men based in Red Bank NJ decided to start a punkrock band called "Shrapnel". Amongst them were guitarist Daniël Rey, who later on played with Handsome Nick Manitoba from The Dictators and Masters Of Reality for a while and produced for The Ramones, Hellacopters , Nomads and other various noise making scum. Another member was guitarist Dave Vogt, who later became soundman at the legendary Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, and sadly past away just before Christmas 2000 at age 40. Shrapnel also featured Dan Clayton on drums, Phil Caivano on bass guitar, who later on fronted Blitzspeerand resurfaced as a guitarist in Monster Magnet in 1998 and a certain Dave Wyndorf on vocals, an individual who just before the demise of Shrapnel got abducted by aliens and never came back.Sure, some folks are trying to convince the world it's the same Wyndorf who later on shocked the universe with albums like Spine Of God and Dopes To Infinity but there's absolutely no proof for that. Let's stick to the facts and assume that a modified Dave Wyndorf was dropped back on earth existing out of only his physical outside and a totally re-programmed inside. For a short while Shrapnel fucked things up at legendary New York clubs such as CBGB's, recorded a few indie singles and released a self titled EP on Elektra Records in 1984, which later on became a collectors item amongst fanatic Monster Magnet believers all over the world. Apparently Shrapnel demised somewhere around 1985 but up until today no one's sure if the alien abduction of their lead singer was the main reason. So far...so good.
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