A-Z of Amphetamine Reptile – U-Men
A-Z of Amphetamine Reptile – U-Men

A-Z of Amphetamine Reptile – U-Men

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Seattle-based band which was formed in 1981 by Tom Price and Charlie Ryan. They recorded their first (self-titled) EP in 1984 and the next one called “Stop Spinning” came out the following year on Homestead Records. In 1986, they contributed their track to “Deep Six” compilation, which also included Soundgarden, Green River, Malfunkshn and Melvins among others. In 1987, bassist Jim Tillman was replaced by AmRep chief Tom Hazelmeyer. Their 1988 album “Step On A Bug” as well as “Freezebomb” single both came out on AmRep, but the band also broke up in that year.
Chuckie-Boy Records released a compilation of their work titled “Solid Action” in 1999.
Associated Bands – Cat Butt, The Kings Of Rock, Gas Huffer, Crows, Bottle Of Smoke, Icky Joey, The Horrible Truth, Love Battery, Halo Of Flies, Halo Of Kitten, Bludgeon, Otto’s Chemical Lounge, Todlachen, Pogo The Clown, Gear Jammer
Fun Facts

  • Butthole Surfers song “O Men” is about them (Wikipedia)

U-Men 7″ (Big Bad Music + Bomb Shelter, 1984)
Stop Spinning 12″ (Homestead, 1985)
Solid Action 7″ (1987)
Freezebomb 7″ (Amphetamine Reptile, 1988)
Step On A Bug: The Red Toad Speaks (1988)
Solid Action (1999)

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