Negative Element was a punk band, originally from Willow Springs (southwest suburbs). They were a young band and put on a rather energetic live performance. They are most well known for the songs Anti Pac Man and What Ever Happened To Elmer Fudd. Their first show was August 15, 1982 at Exit with MDC, Six Feet Under and Rights of the Accused. The band broke (1984? 1985?) after the Stepe brothers moved to Peoria.
On November 24th, 2007 Negative Element played their first show in over 20 years. It was at the aftershow to the You Weren't There premier and 3 of the 4 original members (Keith was in Germany and could not attend) were present and original singer Sparky even joined in to play National Socialism.
- Scott "Sparky" Beumer - Vocals
- Tom Faulkner - Vocals
- Barry Stepe - Guitar
- Chopper Stepe - Guitar, then Bass
- "Little Guy" - Bass
- Keith Lyons - Drums
- Old Testament Demo Tape (Unreleased, 1982)
- Shouts Of Rebellion
- National Socialism
- Capitalistic Dream
- Pay The Lord
- Society Rots
- No Freedom
- Urban Hate
- Yes, We Have No Bananas (Version Sound, 1983)
- What Ever Happened To Elmer Fudd?
- Temples Of Corruption
- Just Be Yourself
- Police Beat (On Me)
- No Way Out
- Dough Boy
- Pay The Lord
- Chicago Hardcore Compilation (Never Released)
- Recorded "several tracks"
- Starving Dogs Compilation
- Three Songs
- Shouts Of Rebellion 1982-1983 (Alona's Dream Records, 2016)
- Re-release of Yes, We Have No Bananas and Demo Tape