AmRep – A-Z – King Snake Roost

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Australian band which was formed in Adelaide in 1985, but relocated to Sydney in 1987. They played with the likes of Helmet, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland and others.

Associated Bands – Grong Grong, Box Of Fish, Deathless, Tumor Circus, Bushpig, Half, Bloodloss, Lubricated Goat

Fun Facts

– Before KSR, Charles Tolnay was in Grong Grong, who released one self-titled album in 1985

Bushpig included members of Mudhoney and King Snake Roost

– Charles Tolnay was also in Tumor Circus, which included members of Steel Pole Bathtub and Jello Biafra from Dead Kennedys

– “Ground Into The Dirt” album was recorded with Butch Vig, who would go on to produce Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

Discography:

Raw Cuts 7″ (1987)

Top End Killer 7″ (1987)

From Barbarism To Christian Manhood (1987 / reissued in 1989)

Things That Play Themselves (1988)

Buffalo Bob / More Than Love 7″ (Aberrant Records, 1988)

Split With Bloodloss 7″ (1989)

Ground Into The Dirt (1990)

Compilation Tracks:

I Want You” on Hard To Believe – A Kiss Covers Compilation (C/Z)

Worm’s Eye View” on 3 Countries For Sale (Megadisc, 1989)

My Zippo” on Dope, Guns And Fucking In The Streets Vol. 1-3 (Amphetamine Reptile, 1989)

Top End Killer” on Dope, Guns And Fucking Up Your Video Deck Vol.1 (Amphetamine Reptile + Atavistic Video, 1990)

Top End Killer

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