Harvey Milk (band)

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Harvey Milk
Origin Athens, Georgia, United States
Genres Doom Metal
Sludge Metal
Noise rock
Stoner rock
Experimental rock
Years active 1992—1998, 2006—present
Labels Self Rising, Relapse, Reproductive, Tumult, Hydra Head
Members Creston Spiers
Stephen Tanner
Paul Trudeau
Kyle Spence
Joe Preston

Harvey Milk are an American experimental rock/noise rock band that formed in Athens, Georgia in the early 1990s. While Harvey Milk invariably draws comparisons to the Melvins, due to their penchant for slow, heavy riffs, the band has touched upon such artists as ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, and Kiss as influences in their music. They even went so far as to perform a live show consisting of nothing but Hank Williams covers. One April Fool's Day gig at the 40 Watt in Athens, they performed R.E.M.'s Reckoning from beginning to end while Michael Stipe was in attendance.

Biography[edit]

Harvey Milk formed in 1992 in Athens, Georgia., naming themselves after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected in a major U.S. city. Originally a trio, of Creston Spiers, Stephen Tanner, and Paul Trudeau, the band released one album, My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be, before Trudeau left in 1996.[1] They disbanded in 1998, and reformed in 2006.

On June 3, 2008, Harvey Milk released Life... The Best Game In Town. The band toured the eastern and southern US as well as Germany, England, Belgium, France and Scotland during the Summer of 2008.

"Life... The Best Game In Town" was voted Best Album of 2008 in Rock-A-Rolla magazine writer's poll although guitarist/vocalist Creston Spiers sees it as the band's worst album.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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DVDs[edit]

  • Anthem (CD+DVD 2006, 2xDVD 2009)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Currin, Grayson (17 Jul 7 2008). "Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game in Town". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Ayers, Chris Conversations: Harvey Milk at Exclaim! March 2010.

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