Crossed Out

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Crossed Out
Origin Encinitas, California
Genres Powerviolence[1]
Years active 1990–1993

Crossed Out was a powerviolence band from Encinitas, California, operative from early 1990 until late 1993.

History[edit]

Crossed Out played sixteen shows and released a demo, 7", split 7" with Man Is the Bastard, split 5" with Dropdead, and two songs for the Son of Blleeaauurrggh compilation. Many bands, such as The Locust, Dropdead, Su19b, Slices, and Iron Lung, have covered songs originally performed by Crossed Out.

In 1991, Spazz bassist and vocalist Chris Dodge, who also ran Slap-a-Ham Records, asked the band to send him a demo. Five months after that recording, in the fall of 1991, their seven song self-titled 7" was released, including a firing squad cover photo. In 1992, the band recorded a live radio show on KSPC, a split 5" with Dropdead, a contribution to Slap-a-ham's SON OF BLLLEEEAAAUUURRRRGGHHH! compilation 7", and a split 7" with Man is the Bastard. By 1993, Crossed Out, along with Man is the Bastard, No Comment and Capitalist Casualties, played 924 Gilman Street's first power violence-only show, the Fiesta Grande. After the departure of original bassist Rich Hart, Eric Wood - bassist and vocalist of Man is the Bastard - volunteered to play bass; he remained with the group until their break up. The summer that followed, Dropdead toured the U.S with the release of their split 5", playing two shows with Crossed Out. An August 1993 show with Spazz, Anal Cunt, and Dropdead, titled "Grindcore Night", on a flyer at Gilman St., led to the vocalist's comment "Fuck grindcore". "Fuck Grindcore" later became a bootleg 10" of their self-titled record. The group broke up in late 1993.

Members[edit]

  • Tad Miller – drums (1990-1993)
  • Scot Golia – guitars (1990-1993)
  • Rich Hart – bass (1990-1993)
  • Eric Wood – bass (1993)
  • Dallas Van Kempen – vocals (1990-1993)

Discography[edit]

  • Demo '91 (1991, Self-released)
  • Crossed Out 7" EP (1992, Slap-A-Ham)
  • Crossed Out/Dropdead split 5" with Dropdead (1992, Co-released by 5 Labels)
  • Crossed Out/Man Is the Bastard split 7" with Man Is the Bastard (1993, Slap-A-Ham)
  • Son of Blleeaauurrggh 7" (1993, Slap-A-Ham)
  • 1990-1993 discography CD/LP (Slap-A-Ham)
  • Fuck Grindcore 10" (Fan Club Release) - bootleg
  • Live 10" (Fan Club Release on Noize For The Masses Records ) - bootleg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Power violence: The Dysfunctional Family of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh!!". Terrorizer no. 172. July 2008. p. 36-37.