Label: Third Man
The formation of the PATHETX began in 1980 with singer, Mark Leavitt, and guitarist, Greg Kutcher. They had been playing together in their basements for a while and were looking to get out on stage in the punk clubs in and around Detroit. The PATHETX took their inspiration from the West Coast punk scene that was happening at the time, bands like THE GERMS, BLACK FLAG and DEAD KENNEDYS, as opposed to most of the other punk bands that were kicking around Detroit who were looking to THE STOOGES and MC5 to show them the way. They shared the stage with Detroit’s first wave punk bands as well as the superstars of this new hardcore thing that was happening. They played the legendary Endless Summer Skatepark show with NECROS, NEGATIVE APPROACH and MEATMEN. Their live shows were filled with beer, blood and pogos.