Creedle

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Creedle
Origin San Diego, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, jazz, rock and roll, noise rock, surf rock, heavy metal, klezmer, bossa nova, progressive rock, math rock
Years active 1991–1998
2007–
Labels Cargo Music
Headhunter Records
Associated acts The Greyboy Allstars
Morricone Youth
Pretendo
Robert Walter's 20th Congress
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
Pillowhead
The DaoSon For
Rob Crow
Schmaltz
Pinback
Website creedle.com
Members Devon E. Levins
Pieboy
Dr. Gein
Cochemea
Rob Crow
Gabriel Sundy
Past members Robert Walter
Scraps
Pete Skinbus
Rob de Molay
Pierre de Gaillande

Creedle is an avant-jazz-punk-art-damaged band based in San Diego, California which released three full length albums on Cargo Music/Headhunter Records in the 1990s along with numerous 7" singles. The band was primarily composed of Devon E. Levins a.k.a. Devon Goldberg (guitar/vocals), PieBoy a.k.a. Tim Blankenship (bass/vocals), Dr. Gein a.k.a. Dion Thurman (drums), Stretch a.k.a. Robert Walter (keyboards and samples) and Cheme a.k.a. Cochemea Gastelum (saxophone). Creedle was formed after the nearly simultaneous break ups of San Diego bands The Pull Toys, Daddy Long Legs, Holy Love Snakes and If Tomorrow.

Half Man Half Pie, Creedle's first album, was recorded and mixed by Donnell Cameron at Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood, California. The artwork was created by Fip Buchanan. The second album, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, was a concept album pertaining to freemasonry, the Knights Templar and related conspiracy theories which was also recorded and mixed at Westbeach Recorders but instead by Bill Jackson, who had worked with Prince, Danny Elfman and Elvis Costello. The album features the Skinbus Horns, composed of Pete Kellers on alto saxophone and Pierre de Gaillande on trumpet. The final album entitled When The Wind Blows added alto saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum. The album was recorded and mixed by Mark Trombino at Big Fish Studios in Olivenhain, California and included the vocals of Rob Crow and Pierre de Gaillande on various tracks and liner notes by music writer David R. Stampone. All three albums were released on Cargo Music/Headhunter Records.

Members of the band continue to record and perform with The Greyboy Allstars, The DaoSon For, Morricone youth, Pretendo, fluf, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Schmaltz and Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. Creedle, joined by Rob Crow on vocals, keyboards and samples, played a reunion show on December 30, 2007 at the Casbah in San Diego which is where the band played its first show in 1991. The band has since played sporadic shows in California and Nevada and commenced working on a new album in May 2010 tentatively entitled The San Diego Music Awards. Rob Crow and Gabriel Sundy have respectively replaced Robert Walter and Cochemea Gastelum on the upcoming album. On March 29, 2011, the band performed an album's worth of new material at the Casbah under the name "The San Diego Music Awards" to some controversy based on the similarity in name to the San Diego Music Awards local music awards show held annually in San Diego, California.

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[1]/AllMusic
[2]/San Diego Reader
[3]/North County Times
[4]/San Diego Reader
[5]/SD City Beat
[6]/Discogs

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