Bed Of Nailz was a hardcore band formed by singer Eric Pleska and a few local friends from
Westchester County, NY in the summer of 2001.  Members came and left due to college commitments
over the years.  Before disbanding in 2003, Bed Of Nailz played live shows in NY, NJ, and CT in addition to
releasing 6 albums. The classic live lineup consisted of Eric, Dan P, Tomislav, and Mike C.


"Had Sex In New Jersey This Morning" (2001)
"Smash The Mirror" (2002)
"Slipped Through The Cracks" (2002)
"Live at The Journal News Building" (2003)
"Requiem For Mayhem" (2003)
"Early 2000's Suburban Hardcore" (2003)
Bed Of Nailz t shirts circa 2001
Former Bed Of Nailz band mates Eric Pleska and Ed wrote and
recorded a punk rock album from scratch
one weekend in 2004.
Back in the mid 90s before the internet , when the
phrase "cut and paste" meant scissors and tape,
Eric Pleska wrote and distributed his own
independent magazine.  From 1995 until 2003 the
monthly New York Hardcore / punk rock based
fanzine featured interviews with bands and
celebrities in addition to show reviews, album
reviews, monthly columns, articles, and

Regular features included the monthly "Verbal
Diarrhea" column which was essentially a blog
before blogs and articles venturing out of the scope
of the music world and into the realm of conspiracy
theories and the paranormal.  A true mish mosh of
material.  The publication was dubbed
Another Perspective On Usual Topics
, abbreviated

The advertisements which eventually spawned into
a dozen or so outside ads per month originated with
Trading Card Mania ads (for his teen years
mail order baseball card business).Prior to
Pleska printed photocopied typewritten monthly mail
order catalogs for his comics and trading cards
cards starting in 1992.
The last issue of TAPOUT Zine from October
2003.  Featured interviews with Dan Severn,
Sage Francis, Madball, Cage, Ron Waterman,
Sworn Enemy, Necro, and more.
Nearly 500 interviews were conducted for TAPOUT
over the years including:

Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop, Ian MacKaye, Bad Brains, Green
Day, NOFX, Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law, Bouncing
Souls, KMFDM, Korn, H2O, Silverstein, Crown Of Thornz,
Bill Wyman (ex Rolling Stones), Dashboard Confessional.
D Generation, Marla Sokoloff, Debbie Gibson,
Pat Mastroianni, and many more.
The Dots
While in high school circa 1994 an
aged 14 Eric Pleska began
managing local bands and hip hop
artists, getting them booked at local
gigs and school dances.  One act
Eric put together was called Sub
Level 3. After the band consisting of
Dan The G.O.T., Kojima, and Lice
booted drummer Ed Massena from
the group, Eric and Ed formed their
own punk band called 43 Bob.

Eric Pleska launched a 30 minute
recurring cable access program with
43 Bob high school punk band mate Ed
in 1995 called
Disconnect The Dots.  
The show aired once a month on Friday
nights at 8pm through 1998 in White
Plains, NY.

The show hosted by Eric and Ed
(dressed as a grim reaper character in
sunglasses named Juansico) was a
music based program. Each episode
featured  a local musical artist
performing in studio followed by an
interview, comedic skits, and random
shenanigans.  Additionally each
episode would include a music video
from Ed & Eric's band
43 Bob which
they produced themselves. It was
essentially a bootleg version of 80s
pitchman Crazy Eddie hosting The Ed
Sullivan show run by two high school
kids;  a cable access circus.
First 43 BOB full length
cassette tape - 1994
1994 - 2004