Biography

Judge was a New York City hardcore band, formed in 1987 by Youth Of Today guitarist John 'Porcell' Porcelly and former Death Before Dishonor/Youth Of Today drummer Mike 'Judge' Ferraro. Their first release was a 7" EP on Porcelly's label Schism (which he ran along with Side By Side/Gorilla Biscuits guitar-player Alex Brown) entitled New York Crew. The record featured 5 songs, one of which was a cover of "Warriors" by the British oi!/punk band Blitz. On this recording, the band was merely a two-piece, featuring Porcelly on bass and guitar, and Ferraro on vocals and drums. But with the addition of bass-player Jimmy Yu (of Mike's former band Death Before Dishonor, which eventually evolved into Supertouch) and drummer 'Lukey' Luke Abbey (Warzone/Gorilla Biscuits), they got together a fully-functional live line-up.

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