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The Defoliants – GRRR (2020) Vinyl Album LP

Band: The Defoliants

Album: GRRR

Release Date:

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 (...)

13 Tracks
A1 Steakhouse
A2 Quinn Martin
A3 Speed Racer
A4 Jack The Ripper
A5 Rooked
A6 Rectal Inferno
A7 Bad Day At The Beach
B1 West Bank
B2 Art Is Dangerous
B3 The Guy Who Got Mad
B4 I Wish You Were Fiction
B5 Safety Town
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".

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