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Madison, Wisconsin based band which was formed in 1984 by Bill Hobson, Dan Hobson and Michael Gerald. They released 9 albums between 1984 and 1996, including post-humous CD “The Last Waltz”.

Fun Facts

– Their name was based on 1974 movie, which, in turn was based on Theodore Sturgeon story (Wikipedia)

– “Burl” EP was dedicated to still-living-at-the-time Burl Ives (Wikipedia)

– 1989 all-covers album “For Ladies Only” includes their rendition of Don Maclean’s “American Pie” and in 2007 Michael Gerald contributed his vocal to a cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” by New Jersey band Hunchback (Wikipedia)

– They recorded with Butch Vig and Steve Albini. “Twelve Point Buck” was an album that brought Butch Vig to the attention of Billy Corgan and Kurt Cobain (Wikipedia)

– On September 9, 2006, Killdozer played at Touch & Go 25th Anniversary in Illinois, Chicago. To promote the event, flyers declared “Fuck You, We Reunite!”, harkening back to the name of their farewell tour (“Fuck You, We Quit!”). (Wikipedia)

– “Considering how young he was at a time, it seemed rather amazing that he could actually convince shitty communist grindcore bands like Killdozer to play in North Dakota” (Chuck Klosterman on promoter Jade Nielson – from “Chuck Klosterman IV – A Decade Of Curious People And Dangerous Ideas”)

Discography:

Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys of Ruling Elite (1984/reissued in 1986)

Snakeboy (1985)

Burl EP (1986)

Little Baby Buntin (1987)

For Ladies Only (1989 / reissued in 1990)

Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys of Ruling Elite / Snakeboy (1989)

Lupus / Nasty 7″ (1989)

Twelve Point Buck (1989 / reissued in 1991)

Short Eyes / Her Mother’s Sorrow 7″ (1990)

The Pig Was Cool / Unbelievable 7″ (1993)

Uncompromising War On Art Under The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat (1994)

Killdozer / Ritual Device Split 7″ (Man’s Ruin, 1995)

God Hear Pleas Of The Innocent (1995)

Michael Gerald’s Party Machine Presents (with Alice Donut) (1996)

Sonet ’96 7″ (1996)

The Last Waltz (1997)

Sides 7-10 2×7″ (split with Mount Shasta, Denison Kimball Trio and Zeek Sheck) (1998)

Compilation Tracks:

Sweet Home Alabama” + “Sonnet” on Gods Favorite Dog (Touch and Go, 1986)

Her Mother’s Sorrow” on Lie To Me: A Compilation Of Guitar Use & Abuse (Umbrella, 1989)

New Pants And Shirt” on Sounds Blasts! EP3 (Sounds Magazine, 1989)

Working Hard Or Hardly Working” on Volume Six (Volume, 1993)

“Our Little Town Of Deathlehem” on Hardcore Holiday (Virgin Music (Canada), 1996)

Covered

Unbelievable (EMF)

Knuckles The Dog (Who Helps People)  (Live at the Abyss, Houston, 1995)

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