Crash Course in Science are a post punk band formed in 1979 in Philadelphia. They avoided the sounds of conventional instrumentation by using toy instruments and kitchen appliances to augment the distorted guitar, drums and synthesised beats. Championed by local radio station WXPN DJ Lee Paris they recorded the single “Cakes in the Home” (with the B side containing “Kitchen Motors” and “Mechanical Breakdown”) for his Go Go label (GO GO R001). This was followed by “Signals from Pier Thirteen” (Press Records P 2001) in 1981 produced by John Wicks at Third Story Recordings. In 2009, they reunited for tours.