Geoff Kresge

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Geoff Kresge
Genres Street punk, hardcore punk, punk rock, psychobilly
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, bass, upright bass
Years active 1992–present
Labels Key Lime Pie, Dead Body
Associated acts AFI, Influence 13, Blanks 77, Horrorpops, The Forbidden Dimension, Tiger Army, Viva Hate

Geoff Kresge is a songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and record producer. He played with the rock-punk band AFI for most of their early career,[1] from 1992 through 1997, and co-wrote the majority of their early material alongside frontman Davey Havok. During an AFI hiatus in 1993, he briefly moved to New York to join street punk band Blanks 77. He later went on to play with Canadian horror rock group The Forbidden Dimension and also a high-energy rock band, The Daggers, before subsequently joining the psychobilly band Tiger Army.[2] Though he played an electric bass in his previous bands, for Tiger Army he chose an upright bass.

Career[edit]

Kresge joined Tiger Army in 1999 just as the band became a full-time touring band, hitting the road in support of their debut album. He appeared as standup bassist on the band's next two full-length albums, Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlite and Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise, and in each of the videos from those records. In September 2004 he announced his departure from Tiger Army. He cofounded the band Viva Hate with longtime friend Matt "Wedge" Wedgley (formerly of The Force) and joined the HorrorPops on guitar,[3] not long afterward. He cowrote and played guitar on the band's second album, Bring It On!.

In July 2007, Kresge announced that he had left HorrorPops and disbanded Dead Body Records, stating that he wished to dedicate full attention to Viva Hate, which was followed by an American tour in support of Sick of it All and Madball.

Tiger Army's official website announced Kresge's return to the band in January 2008. Tiger Army embarked on international touring throughout that year, culminating in the first Octoberflame event in Southern California, after which Nick 13 announced plans to embark on a solo career in country music. While the band didn't break up, Tiger Army was subsequently relegated to playing between one to five weekends per year, all of them in California, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada only.

Citing the six year period of inactivity on the touring front and eight year period of inactivity in the studio, Kresge announced his second departure from Tiger Army in a detailed statement on his official Facebook page posted February 2014.

Kresge is also is the founder and owner of the now-defunct Key Lime Pie Records, which released several early recordings by AFI.

Key Lime Pie Records seemingly returned in 2015 with the launch of EBHC (East Bay Hardcore), a new clothing line designed by Kresge, featuring throwback designs and newer artwork made in the spirit of the East Bay Hardcore scene of the 1990s.

He has produced several bands, including Tiger Army, Heckle, Graveyard Shift and 12 Step Rebels.

Discography[edit]

With AFI[edit]

With The Daggers[edit]

  • She Told Me She Said 7" vinyl on Sloth Records
  • Right Between the Eyes on Sloth Records

With Tiger Army[edit]

Compilation appearances

With HorrorPops[edit]

With Viva Hate[edit]

  • Hateful and Hollow Demo CD (2007, self-released)
  • Save Me 7" EP (2008, Black Cat Records)
  • Goodnight My Love (EP)" 7" EP (2010, Black Cat Records)

Other[edit]

  • Nekromantix - Brought Back to Life Again (Digital Editing) (2005)
  • 12 Step Rebels - Go Go Graveyard Rockin' with 12 Step Rebels (Featured as producer) Dead Body Records
  • Graveyard Shift - Rest Without Peace (Featured as producer) Dead Body Records
  • Mr. Cliff Greenwood - Musical Heritage (Digital Editing) Dead Body Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "AFI". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Tiger Army". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "HorrorPops". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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