Band: The Defoliants
Release Date: January 1989
Music Genre: Punk Rock Surf Alternative Rock
Label: Angry Fish Music
Release Country: Germany
Record Type: 13 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
A trio formed in Chicago in 1984 by Mather high school chums Rob Warmowski (bass, vocals) and Jeff BBQ Cohn (drums), adding Chuck Uchida on guitar soon after.
The Defoliants were influenced by hardcore punk, surf/garage music and pop culture. They were known for a strong live show and a nerdy sense of humor, belting out a speedy hybrid of alien punk-pop mated with surfy instrumentals.
Appearing often with Chicago punk mainstays such as Naked Raygun and The Effigies, their songs and sound struck a (reverby) chord with disaffected loners, rock and roll essentialists, hardcore kids and others found in the under attended 1980s Chicago punk scene.
Their finest moment may have been opening for Fugazi’s Chicago debut at Club Dreamerz.
The band released one cassette, one 7″ (“Hang Ten”, Pravda Records, 1988) and one LP (“Grrr”, 1989 Angry Fish Music) in five years together, ma (...)
|A4||Jack The Ripper|
|A7||Bad Day At The Beach|
|B2||Art Is Dangerous|
|B3||The Guy Who Got Mad|
|B4||I Wish You Were Fiction|
|B6||Wild Wild World Of Animals|
©+℗ 1989 Angry Fish Music
All songs written by The Defoliants ©1988 Bagadonuts Music
except A3 ©1988 Tatsunoko Productions,
A4 ©1958 Link Wray,
B6 ©1974 Trede-Witkin
Cat# on spine: AFM 002
Cat# on labels: A.F.M. 002
Recorded January-March 1988 at Chicago Recording Company.
Piano and acoustic guitar on B5 "by the lovely and talented Chuck".