In 1982, Ed Sewall, Jim Monterose and Mike Delorenzo decided to form a hardcore punk band. They had been friends in High School and had similar musical interests including punk, fusion and metal. Jim (guitar) and Mike (Drums) had played in rock bands in the 70's together, but Ed was not a musician of any sorts when he picked up the bass. The band started putting together a bunch of songs and practiced often together with the early Chronic Disorder, also from South Windsor. Ed also played bass with Chronic at that time and played out with Chronic twice at Trinity College in early '83 when both bands played together - as well as when Chronic opened for the Freeze.
Target Cells played out in Connecticut at the standard punk venues including Brother's and Pogo's. They played with bands like Jack Tragic, T.S.O.L., Hüsker Dü, Legal Weapon, Kraut, CIA, Reflex from Pain, Chronic Disorder and many others. The band made a studio tape at Real Art Ways (RAW) in Hartford in April of '83 with most of their stuff on it as well as a few covers. The quality was ok and they never recorded anything after that. The tape, called Cerebral Hemmorage, was available for sale from me through an ad in Maximum Rock'n'Roll back in '83 and they only sold about 25 copies. Two songs from the tape were recently released on the Dionysis CD called Shielded by Death - Busted at the Lit Club Vol. 1 released in 2002.
Target Cells played together for one year and then disbanded when Ed decided he was sick of Connecticut and moved to Cape Cod. Jim and Mike also moved and that was the end of Target Cells. Ed had a tentative invite to be the bass player in the Freeze but when he found out they never practiced he decided to forget it. All of Target Cells moved away from New England and never played in any other bands.
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