Band: The Defoliants
Album: Hang Ten
Release Date: June 1987
Music Genre: Punk Rock Surf
Label: Pravda Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 4 Tracks Vinyl 7" EP
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 (...)
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© 1987 Defojams
℗ 1987 Pravda Records Inc.
Hang Ten was recorded Sept. '86 at Head Studios, Chicago.
Remixed July '87 in Iain Burgess' Combination Sauna / Attic.