Some years ago, down in the bowels of the Earth (well, actually down in the Park Room, but those of you who've been there know that there's not a huge difference) one Friday or Saturday night - I forget which - our friend Alan (known sometimes as RevCo Alan, from his liking of and tendency to ask for songs by that band, to distinguish him from various other Alans) came over with a record and said we should probably play it, as it was rather good. I can't remember whether we actually did play it the first time, but it certainly made repeat appearances and we definitely did play it more than once. It was called $10 Bill, and was by a New York band I'd only vaguely heard of, called Cop Shoot Cop. This was, I guess, twelve years ago. I quite liked it, but wasn't bowled over at the time. Shortly afterwards, though, i was in Margie's, the shop on the corner near the flat, and I heard something oddly familiar on the radio. Somebody, probably whoever was doing the Radio 1 early evenings at that point, was playing $10 Bill. I stopped to listen to it, and was struck (as I hadn't been in the club) by what I took to be (and probably was, in fact, although I've not heard it commented on) a noticeable Foetus influence. I went and bought a copy of the album. And a very fine album it was, too.
Shortly afterwards, we became aware of an interesting fact: a band were touring and had actually said officially some time in advance who their support band were. How often does that happen? The band in question were Therapy? and presumably they'd done it because they were quite pleased at having arranged Cop Shoot Cop as their main support. There was an opening band too, called Skyskraper IIRC, but I missed them because I'd said I'd meet my then girlfriend outside and she was late (why no, I have no residual grudges about our relationship, as you ask). CSC kicked arse mightily, particularly (for me) Room 429. After they'd finished, I remember Gary Fortune beaming and saying "Therapy'll have to go some to touch that!" And they did go some, too, but while they may have touched it they didn't quite match it.
I didn't see them after the next album - their fourth - came out, and they broke up while making their fifth.
Tod Ashley has a band called Firewater, that I've probably ranted about enough already. Phil Puleo seems to have drummed for world+dog, including Swans. I hadn't known at the time that Natz was part of the wonderfully-titled Lubricated Goat, but apparently they did another album. gingiber and anonymous_seth apparently have some stuff kicking around by Cripple Jim - Jim "Filer"/"Phylr" Coleman - but I've only heard it briefly.
Anyway, Puleo has a website at http://www.copshootcop.com/ with some historical stuff, pitchers and the like, and most importantly some MP3s including the mighty mighty $10 Bill (->Music->Special!!!, or go directly to http://www.thepolywog.com/copshootcop/mp3/cscbackcat.html, and then pick "1" under "Ask Questions Later").
This has been a public information announcement, particularly spurred by and for the benefit of spacelem, following a discussion at Neon last night. Apparently nothing's currently available except the Red Expendables album - the one that I spent years looking for unsuccessfully until Phil P put his site up.