Thomas O'Keefe


Thomas O'Keefe

Thomas O'Keefe born January 22nd 1964 in New Haven, CT is a North Carolina Musician best known for his work with Antiseen and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_%28band%29] Train.

Early Years

O'Keefe lived in Connecticut until the age of 14.His Family moved to North Carolina in 1978 and he attended South Iredell High School, finishing in 1982.After meeting Jeff Clayton in Charlotte in 1982 and discovering Punk Rock, O'Keefe started a number of bands.

Antiseen and Judas Bullethead

O'Keefe and Clayton started Jeff Leopard in 1983 and released "Jeff Leopard Live at the Yellow Rose" in 1984Jeff Leopard played a few shows including Antiseen's first show in Boone, NC on Oct 1st 1983.Other NC Bands on that bill were N.R.G and Fetchin Bones.Clayton started Antiseen in 1983 and O'Keefe tried out for the lead guitar position that never ended up happening.

"I was too broke to afford an amp" O'Keefe stated in a mid 90's antiseen interview.

Judas Bullethead was the spinoff of Jeff Leopard. O'Keefe recorded it as Judas Leopard, his Jeff Leopard stage name.Clayton recorded as "Bullethead" an old nickname given to him by Joe Young."If they Itch, Scratch Em" was released in 1987 and reviewed in Spin in 1987.All instruments were played by Clayton and O'Keefe, even though neither was a drummer.The follow up "Honest, It's just a Cold Sore" was released in 1988.Honest was recorded with a lot of studio musicians including members of the band Black Acid Disco.After Judas Bullethead played a few shows, The band released 'The King is Dead / Oh Baby" in 1989 and went on Hiatus.A long talked about Greatest Hits CD is still a possibility.O'Keefe officially joined Antiseen in 1988 and first recorded the Blood of Freaks EP.Antiseen recorded over 20 records during the Early 90's. The band toured Europe 3 times and played concerts all over the US, including a cancelled show in Los Angeles on the day of the LA Riots.O'Keefe recorded the Covers LP "Hell" and after a very short stint as the band's manager, He stopped playing in Antiseen in the Fall of 1995.

Discography with Antiseen

LP's HONOUR AMONG THIEVES BONAFIDE/CHOPPERRELEASED 10/88 2000 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL

RAW SHIT REPORELEASED 6/89 1500 PRESSED1ST 1000 ON RED/WHITE MARBLED VINYL WITH WHITE COVER; 2ND 500 ON BLACK VINYL WITH YELLOW COVER

NOISE FOR THE SAKE OF NOISE DOG MEATRELEASED 11/89 2000 PRESSED ??? ON GREY VINYL DESTRUCTO BLITZKRIEG AJAXRELEASED 10/90 ??? PRESSED GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN: MURDER JUNKIES NEW ROSERELEASED 6/91 ??? PRESSED SOUTHERN HOSTILITY RAVERELEASED 11/91 1000 PRESSED

EAT MORE POSSUM ZUMARELEASED 3/ 93 1000 PRESSED ALL ON RED VINYL EAT MORE POSSUM TPOSRELEASED ??? ??? PRESSED300 ON PURPLE VINYL W/ SILKSCREENED COVER??? ON BLACK VINYL W/ REGULAR COVER 10" Records HELL BALONEY SHRAPNELRELEASED 5/94 1100 PRESSED1000 W/ POSTCARDS OF EACH BAND MEMBER ALL ON RED/YELLOW VINYL

CD's GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN:MURDER JUNKIES NEW ROSE RELEASED 6/91 ??? PRESSED SOUTHERN HOSTILITY RAVE RELEASED 11/91 ??? PRESSED NOISE FOR THE SAKE OF NOISE DOG MEAT RELEASED ??? ??? PRESSSED
*ALSO RELEASED IN EUPOPE ON ZUMA LABEL
**INCLUDES JEFF CLAYTON & THE SLIMEGOATS 7" AND OTHER BONUS TRACKS THE DESTRUCTO YEARSREPO RELEASED ??? ??? PRESSED GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN:MURDER JUNKIES BALONEY SHRAPNEL RELEASED IN 93 ??? PRESSED EAT MORE POSSUM ZUMA/SAFEHOUSE RELEASED 3/93 ??? PRESSED HELL BALONEY SHRAPNEL/TEAR IT UP RELEASED 4/95 2000 PRESSED SOUTHERN HOSTILITY/EAT MORE POSSUMMAN'S RUINRELEASED IN 2000REMASTED HOSTILITY & REMIXED AND REMASTERED POSSUM Cassettes

LIVE AT THE PARK ELEVATORFAN CLUB RELEASERELEASED ?????? PRESSED THE DESTRUCTO YEARSREPORELEASED ?????? PRESSED GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN:MURDER JUNKIESNEW ROSERELEASED 6/91??? PRESSED SOUTHERN HOSTILITYRAVERELEASED 11/91??? PRESSED EAT MORE POSSUMTPOSRELEASED ?????? PRESSED

8 Track Tapes

ANTiSEEN CONQUERS THE NORTHTPOSRELEASED ?????? PRESSED
*INCLUDES WXCI RADIO BROADCAST 7" AS WELL AS 6 EXTRA TRACKS

7" Singles and EP's BLOOD OF FREAKS AJAX RELEASED EITHER 3/89 OR 4/89 2000 PRESSED1ST 1000 WITH BLACK AND WHITE FOLD OUT PIC SLEEVE AND 1ST 300 ONRED VINYL2ND 1000 WITH RED AND WHITE NON FOLD OUT SLEEVE ON BLACK VINYL

WXCI RADIO BROADCAST TPOS RELEASED 4/90 500 PRESSED:??? CAME WITH 1ST DAY ISSUE SLEEVE ALL ON BLACK VINYL TWO HEADED DOG/CAUSE I LOVE YOU AJAX RELEASED 5/90 2000 PRESSED ALL ON BLUE VINYL SPLIT w/RANCID VAT----KILL THE BUSINESS RAVE RELEASED IN EARLY 91 2000 PRESSED500 ON RED VINYL1500 ON BLACK VINYL WALKING DEAD/HAUNTED HOUSE AJAX RELEASED IN EARLY 91 3000 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL "'MY GOD CAN BEAT UP YOUR GOD/SURFIN' FREEBIRD"' DOG MEAT RELEASED IN EARLY 1991 15OO PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL PSYCHO KILLER/HEAVY MUD JETTISON RELEASED IN LATE 91 1500 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL TODAY YOUR LOVE/THE WITCH FUCK YOURSELF RELEASED IN LATE 91 300 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL "'IT LOOKS GOOD FOR THEM TO CARE/FUCK ALL Y'ALL"' SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY RELEASED IN EARLY 92 ??? PRESSED ON VARIOUS COLORS OF VINYL "'SPLIT w/RANCID VATDATE RAPE HORTON/REFLEX"' RELEASED IN MID 92 ??? PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL FORNICATION/I CAN'T CONTROL MYSELF RAVE RELEASED IN MID 92 ??? PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL THE EVIL ONES SMILING EARRELEASED IN MID 92 EITHER 1000 OR 2000 PRESSED COVER SAYS 2000 ALL ON BLACK VINYL GG ALLIN & ANTiSEEN JETTISONRELEASED IN MID 92 2000 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL BARBECUED BRAINS BOOTLEGRELEASED IN MID 92 300 PRESSED1ST 50 WITH RED CHARLES MANSON SLEEVE;250 WITH YELLOW LEATHERFACE SLEEVE ALL ON BLACK VINYL THE VAULT OF ANTiSEEN BALONEY SHRAPNELRELEASED 10/92 500 PRESSED ALL ON 1 SIDED BLACK VINYL "'WE GOT THIS FAR (WITHOUT YOU)/(WE WILL NOT) REMEMBER YOU"' SUB POPRELEASED 11/92 2500 PRESSED ALL ON RED VINYL RAID OVER EUROPE TEAR IT UPRELEASED 3/93 616 PRESSED1ST 345 ON GREEN VINYL WITH BOOKLET INCLUDED271 ON BLACK VINYL WITHOUT BOOKLET SPLIT w/BLUE GREEN GOD

LIVE IN THE FATHERLAND TPOSRELEASED IN MID 93 1000 PRESSED800 ON CLEAR VINYL WITH BROWN PAPER BAG SLEEVE200 ON BLACK VINYL ??? SLEEVE SPLIT w/COCKNOOSE

I'VE AGED TWENTY YEARS IN FIVE BALONEY SHRAPNEL RELEASED IN LATE 931000 PRESSED700 ON BLACK VINYL WITH WHITE AND BLACK SLEEVE150 ON RED VINYL WITH RED AND WHITE SLEEVE;150 ON RED VINYL WITH 3-D SLEEVE MASTERS OF THE SKY/1969 PITTSBULLRELEASED IN LATE 93 2000 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL "'SPLIT w/RANCID VATDEEDS OF THE DAMNED"'JETTISONRELEASED IN 94 2000 PRESSED ALL ON BLACK VINYL "'SPLIT w/SEDUCERCACTUS JACK"'WAGGLETONERELEASED IN 95 2000 PRESSED ALL ON RED VINYL JAPANESE 7" 1+2RELEASED IN 95 2000 PRESSED ALL ON RED VINYL

BLOOD OF FREAKS REISSUE TKO RECORDSRELEASED JUNE 2002

Tour Manager

O'Keefe first worked as a Tour Manager with Lustre in 1996.(Antiseen drummer, Greg Clayton was the drummer of Lustre)After Lustre was dropped by A&M Records, O'Keefe worked with D-Generation, Whiskeytown, Stir, Mandy Moore and Tonic.O'Keefe started Tour Managing Train as their debut CD TRAIN was just hitting. Since 1999, TRAIN has played hundred of concerts in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.He continues to work with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_%28band%29] TRAIN and Pat Monahan on his solo tours. He also toured with Rockstar Supernova in 2007 with Johnny Colt, Lucas Rossi, Gilby Clarke and Tommy Lee.

Other Projects

O'Keefe continues to manage Columbus, OH rock band [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watershed_%28American_band%29] Watershed.O'Keefe and Train Bassist Johnny Colt opened NoDa Studios in Charlotte, NC in 2007
NoDa Studios is a Band Rehearsal Facility which serves as home away from home to many working NC musicians.O'Keefe plans to play with Antiseen for their 25th anniversary show in Charlotte in the fall of 2008.O'Keefe has started a new band "Thomas O'Keefe and the ShitBirds"Members include Barry Hannibal (ex antiseen drummer)This band appears to be a one time only thing, put together for the 25th anniversary of AntiseenThey are playing the 25th Anti-Versary show in Charlotte in Sept 2008

Personal life

O'Keefe married his longtime girlfriend Stephanie on October 2nd 1999 and they live in Raleigh, NC.Their daughter Sophia was born in October 2007.

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/thomasokeefe] Thomas O'Keefe Myspace
* [http://www.myspace.com/judasbullethead] Judas Bullethead Myspace
* [http://www.antiseen.com] Antiseen Official Site

References

1.2.3 - www.antiseen.com4 - www.trainline.com5 - www.watershedcentral.com5.1 - www.myspace.com/nodastudios


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