Wednesday, December 15, 2004


(Left to right:  Scarcity Of Tanks in Brooklyn, New York - John Petkovic, James McNew, Kid Millions, Matt Wascovich, Norman Westberg by Doug Gillard)

(Official site for the band Scarcity Of Tanks. Last updated 11 January 2018.)

New Scarcity Of Tanks' album, Garford Mute, out now and available in CD and 2-LP vinyl formats for purchase from Tedium House (San Francisco, CA).   Also, Matt's new band, Hidden Rifles (Mark Shippy, Jim Sykes, Mike Watt, Norman Westberg), has finished their debut album.   CD copies of the album are available from Tedium House. The LP version of Across The Neighborhoods will be available at a later date.

Please contact Total Life Society to book Scarcity Of Tanks or Hidden Rifles.



Scarcity Of Tanks, a band started by Matthew Wascovich in 2004, has released nine albums from Total Life Society.


Scarcity Of Tanks - No Endowments
Total Life Society, TLS001 (2008)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Bleed Now
Total Life Society, TLS002 (2010)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Sensational Grade
Total Life Society, TLS003 (2011)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Vulgar Defender
Total Life Society, TLS004 (2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Fear Is Not Conscience
Total Life Society, TLS005 (2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Ohio Captives
Total Life Society, TLS006 (2012)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Ringleader Lies
Total Life Society, TLS007 (2016)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Garford Mute
Total Life Society, TLS008 (2017)

Scarcity Of Tanks - Hinge
Total Life Society, TLS010 (2018)


Total Life Society
P.O. Box 6592
Cleveland, Ohio 44101

Contact TLS: totallifesociety AT

Paul Hamann (22 March 1955 - 14 September 2017)

RIP Paul 

Click here and here to read about Paul's death.

Click here to listen to Stanislav Zabic's tribute to Paul on his radio show.

Click here to read about Ken and Paul Hamann's Suma Recording Studio in Tape Op magazine.

Scarcity Of Tanks at Suma Recording Studio - Painesville, Ohio:

Left to right:  Matthew Wascovich, Paul Hamann, Rich Raponi, Andrew Klimeyk, Elliott Hoffman, Dave Cintron

Left to right:  Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Rich Raponi, Matthew Wascovich, Steve Mackay, Andrew Klimeyk, Weasel Walter.


SOTs In Memory:

Theodore "Wiggs Null" Flynn 
(9 September 1966 - 11 April 2013)

Chris "5th Hanzo Mind" Grier 
(20 December 1972 - 10 July 2014)

Paul Hamann 
(22 March 1955 - 14 September 2017)

Steve Mackay 
(25 September 1949 – 11 October 2015)

Mark E. Miller 
(14 September 1953 - 8 February 2015)

Are you clean from memory?