Krakdown started in 1985 playing shows mostly around Long Island and CBGB's. The first Krakdown recording was actually a live recording that they did when on a trip to play Montreal with the Cro-Mags. The record was entitled New York Montreal Connection and included Krakdown's song Freedom. The line up at this time included Chris Notaro of Crumbsuckers fame on vocals, Rich Dowling on guitar, Bob Cuomo on bass and Phil on drums. It wasn't long after the Montreal trip that the band dispanded.