The Homecoming. Live in PA 1987/88. Photo by Chris & Crystal DiPietro.
The Homecoming was a Central Pennsylvania American hardcore punk band active from 1987 to 1988. The Homecoming formed when Hans Bowers was present in the studio during Sacred Hate’s demo recording. It was mutually agreed that Hans should join Sacred Hate on lead guitar. The band decided to become a five piece and change their name to The Homecoming.
The Homecoming was:
Sean Linwood – Vocals
Hans Bowers – Lead Guitar, backing vocals
Joe McRedmond – Rhythm Guitar, backing vocals
Mike Harbin – Bass Guitar, backing vocals
Craig Montgomery – Drums, backing vocals, and rap on “Spirit”
The Homecoming recorded a 5 song demo cassette with Jeff Meglio & Dave Kampel on a Fostex 80-8A.
The recording was done in September and October 1987.
For reasons unknown, Hans Bowers quit the band in the spring/early summer of 1988. The 4 remaining members who were once Sacred Hate, continued to play under the name Fuse, before eventually becoming Admiral.
The Homecoming Demo tape cover, designed by Mike Harbin
The Homecoming, Live 1987, Craig Montgomery on drums. Photo by Chris/Crystal DiPietro.
The Homecoming Live. Mike Harbin on bass. Photo by Chris/Crystal DiPietro.
The Homecoming Live in Lancaster, PA, 1987/88. Photo by Crystal DiPietro.
Homecoming flyer announcing the change in name from Sacred Hate.
Another Homecoming flyer, 1987
Homecoming flyer quoting Bob Marley
Homecoming, announcement of record release
Homecoming opening up for 76% Uncertain and the Pagan Babies, October 30th, 1987.
Homecoming show flyer, but pretty sure they played as “Assfrag” instead.