Of all the legendary Cleveland bands, the most intriguing for collectors and punk afficionados may be the Defnics. The Defnics only cut one 7” for Mike Hudson’s Terminal Records, "51%" b/w "Hello from Berlin", and if you want a copy you’ll pay dearly. They also had a cut on Mike Hudson’s Cleveland Confidential comp. They played out as the Defnics for almost two years and broke up in the summer of 1982. Bill (a.k.a. Robert Conn) went on to join the second formation of the Pagans, the Pink Pagans as they were later referred to because of the pink LP covers and to separate that iteration from the near original line-up. Brandon joined Red October with Chris Andrews. Bob started the Plague with Duke Snyder and Johnny.
Recently reformed, this 7” features 1 new song written by Robert Conn along with a screaming live version of “51%”, recorded at the band’s reunion show. Viva la DEFNICS!