Antidote were one of those early NYHC bands who put one stellar single and then disappeared, leaving the glory to a drove of less dazzling acts. Their "Thou Shalt Not Kill" EP was self-released in 1983. The drummer, Arthur "Googy", had played with the Misfits, and John "Bloodclot" Joseph does back-up vocals on the song "Real Deal," but this is actually an early NYC band that is important for the music and not the scenesters who were in it. Led by guitar player Robb "Nunzio" Antidote got back together in the late 80's/early 90's, changed music direction and put out a full-length record "Return 2 Burn", but the magic of that early line-up was lost. A bit of trivia about "later" Antidote: their 84-91 singer, Drew Stone, who's originally from New York City, played in the early Boston hardcore band The Mighty CO's and later upon returning to NYC was in a band called The High and The Mighty. He's now an award winning film Producer / Director. 2001 saw the archive release of "The A7 & And Beyond" which was culled from material from the early '80's and revived interest in the band. In 2008 / 09 the band reunited to play three well received "Reunion" shows focusing on early Antidote / The High & The Mighty material from the early 1980's culminating with a final show in NYC with Agnostic Front.