Guitar: Junnie Fortney
Bass: Joe Brady
Drums: Troy Alwine
Location: York, PA, USA
Brief Bio:- Scanner
Scanner was formed by Joe Brady and Junnie Fortney in 1979, and played throughout the Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. areas. Scanner’s influences encompass a wide range of styles, including the pioneers of 50s rock and roll, 60s hard rock and surf, and 70s glam and punk.
The band name "Scanner" came into being when Joe read an article in a monster magazine in 1980 about about a new movie coming out called "Scanners" and liked the imagery of heads exploding, and imagined it being the effect of hearing Scanner music!
To date, Scanner has released the CDs "Splat" (2015), "One foot in the grave, and more pissed than ever" (2013), and "Exploding Heads in Harrisburg - Live Recordings From 1982".
Additionally, Joe, along with his horror rock band, Losers After Midnight, has released a single entitled "Pterodactyl Attack" and an EP entitled "Monsters Axes & Choppers".
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By Scanner, 2017-07-30
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By Scanner, 2017-04-03
We are very excited about brand new Scanner material being prepared for our trip to Sound Works Recording and Productions this coming June! The CD/EP will be entitled “Under the Devil’s Tail” and will contain some of the most off-the-wall and powerful Scanner music yet. Stay tuned…
By Scanner, 2015-09-25
A little Halloween present...
Enjoy a free download of Scanner's horror rock tune, "Just Like Bela"
By Scanner, 2015-08-25
If you are in the Central PA area in September, you won't want to miss Scanner and The Martini Bros. rocking the big stage at Champions Sports Bar in Highspire, PA on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 PM!
By Scanner, 2015-05-27
By Scanner, 2015-01-22
We've been working feverishly on new tunes for our upcoming album. There will be many surprises, and a killer CD cover by twisted and award winning Australian artist, Dan Verkys. More to come SOON!
By Scanner, 2014-11-12
Download all Scanner and Scanner-related releases here: https://scanner1979.bandcamp.com/music
By Scanner, 2014-08-02
Hey you! You can now buy the new "Losers After Midnight" EP now. The band consists of veteran rockers Joe from Scanner, Mike from Memphis Mike & The Legendary Tremblers, George from AFTERSHOK, and special guests, PANTYCHRIST. Imagine combining Link Wray + old school punk rock + heavy metal + monster music. Yeah...it's kinda like that. Check it out >>
By Scanner, 2014-07-14
Joe from Scanner is currently working on a top secret solo/collaboration recording project with some well known musicians, and Scanner will be recording a new release before the end of the year. Stay tuned!
By Scanner, 2014-03-04
Joe from Scanner is coordinating the production and marketing of the "Assault & BATtery" compilation, which to unites 45 like-minded punk, metal, alternative, and off-the-wall bands who contributed songs to the project, The project not only seeks to call attention to the valuable work being done by Bat World Sanctuary, but also to educate people on the valuable role the magnificent little flying creatures play in maintaining the world's ecosystem, and how they contribute protection of crops and the health of humans as well as all other life on the planet. Additionally, proceeds from the sales of the album will be donated to Bat World Sanctuary.