A number of the Crippled Pilgrims’ press offers suggested that these were type of a mixture of past due-’60s psychedelia and early new influx. Overall, nevertheless, this little-known middle-’80s group had been more grounded within the noises of early guitar-oriented post-punk, though their strategy was much less common if they had been founded than it might be within the indie picture later within the 1980s. Developing in Washington, DC, a number of the Crippled Pilgrims experienced connections using the city’s punk and alternate rings; bassist Mitch Parker have been in Federal government Concern, and early drummer Rummager is at the Velvet Monkeys. The founders, nevertheless, had been singer-guitarist Jay Moglia and lead guitarist Scott Wingo; they under no circumstances would choose the official drummer, though Dan Joseph performed on most of the recordings. After obtaining a song in the various-artists compilation LP Jumping Infants, the Crippled Pilgrims released a 1984 debut six-song EP, Minds Down GIVE AWAY, on the Elixir of youth label. Although they do record a full-length record in past due 1984, by enough time Under Drinking water arrived in 1985, the group got broken up, partly because Moglia got moved to NY. In 2004, from the Crippled Pilgrims’ slender discography — their EP, LP, and compilation appearance — was mixed onto the Compact disc Down Right here: Collected Recordings (1983-1985), which also included a previously unreleased alternative take.