Chemical People

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Chemical People
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1986–1997
Labels Cruz, Two Inch Pecker, Vinyl Solution
Associated acts Down by Law
Website http://www.chemicalpeople.com/
Past members Dave Naz
Ed Urlik
Jaime Pina
Blair Jobe
Robert Hecker
Dave Landry
Greg Cameron

Chemical People were a punk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1986. The band toured the United States, Canada and Europe and broke up in 1997.

History[edit]

The band's initial line-up was Dave Nazworthy (aka Dave Naz - vocals, drums, guitar), Ed Urlik (bass guitar), Jaime Pina (guitar), and Blair Jobe (vocals, guitar).[1] Jobe left the band prior to the release of debut album So Sexist! in 1988.[1] They followed this with Ten-Fold Hate in 1990, with hardcore pornography a common lyrical theme and porn star Taija Rae on the cover.[1]

In 1990 Nazworthy and Urlik teamed up with Dave Smalley to form Down by Law.[2] They returned to Chemical People and released the mini-set Angels 'n' Devils towards the end of the year. The band contributed soundtrack material to several porn films and these were collected on the 1991 album Soundtracks.[1]

Pina left, and guitar duties were handled by Dave Naz, Ed Urlik and by Redd Kross guitarist Robert Hecker, and the new line-up recorded the Chemical People album (1992).[1]

After a five-year hiatus, the band returned in 1997 with a new album, Arpeggio Motorcade, after which they stopped actively playing live in 1998. Chemical People still remain a band hidden away, playing occasionally in their studio with members Dave Naz, Ed Urlik and Jaime Pina. At some point the band may be back playing shows...[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Dave Naz - Vocals, Drums 1986-1997
  • Ed Urlik - Bass 1986-1997
  • Jaime Pina - Guitar 1988-1990
  • Blair Jobe - Vocals, Guitar 1986
  • Robert Hecker - Guitar 1992
  • Dave Landry - Drums 1997 (Arpeggio Motorcade)
  • Greg Cameron - Drums 1997

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • So Sexist! (1988) Cruz
  • Ten-Fold Hate (1989) Cruz
  • Overdosed On... (1989) Vinyl Solution
  • The Right Thing (1990) Cruz
  • The Singles (1990) 2" Pecker
  • Soundtracks (1991) Cruz
  • Angels & Devils mini-album (1991) Cruz
  • Chemical People (1992) Cruz
  • Arpeggio Motorcade (1997) Cruz

Singles, EPs[edit]

  • "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (1986) Chemical People
  • "Black Throat" (1988) 2" Pecker
  • Fan Club Single (1988) 2" Pecker
  • "X-Feminist" (1989) 2" Pecker
  • "Are You Butt Phace?" (1989) 2" Pecker
  • Live '89 (1989) 2" Pecker
  • "Ask the Angels" (1990) 2" Pecker
  • "Cum, Blister, Bleed" (1990) 2" Pecker
  • "Getaway" (1991) Cruz
  • Let It Go EP (1992) Cruz
  • "Ask the Angels" (1993) Vinyl Solution

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • The Melting Plot - SST Records 1988
  • Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them - Rockville Records 1989
  • Hard To Believe - C/Z Records 1990
  • Gabba Gabba Hey - Triple X Records 1991
  • R.A.F.R. Volume 2 - Flipside Records 1997
  • Serial Killer - 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p.260
  2. ^ Huey, Steve "Down By Law Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation

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