Leatherface (band)

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Leatherface
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Background information
Origin Sunderland, United Kingdom
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1988–2012
Labels Big Ugly Fish, No Idea, BYO, Meantime, Teichiku, Seed, King, Fire, Domino, Your Choice
Website leatherface.biz
Past members Frankie Stubbs
Andrew Laing
David Lee
Leighton Evans
Andy Crighton (deceased)
Steven 'Eagle' Charlton
Graeme Philiskirk
Steve 'Skruff'Owen
Andrew Duncan
Dickie Hammond
Chris 'Big Rock' Schaefer - European Tour Manager (deceased)

Leatherface are a British punk rock band from Sunderland fronted by Frankie Stubbs. They are known for an eclectic style spanning folk music, hardcore punk and post-hardcore.[citation needed]

History and background[edit]

Formed in August 1988, Leatherface have released nine full-length albums. Leatherface's music has been described as a cross between Hüsker Dü and Motörhead,[citation needed] a notable element being Stubbs' rasping, "gravelly" vocals. The lyrics often feature far-fetched similes, metaphors, word play and obscure allusions.

Though never attaining much more than a cult following outside their native country, the band have been cited as an influence by higher-profile punk acts such as Hot Water Music and Dillinger Four. Jack Rabid, music critic and publisher of the music magazine Big Takeover, once listed Leatherface's 1991 release Mush as one of the fifty greatest punk albums of all time.[citation needed]

Rubber Factory Records released a tribute album to Leatherface in 2008, featuring 41 tracks by over 35 artists from several different countries who were influenced by the band, including Hot Water Music, In The Red, Radon, The Sainte Catherines and The Dukes of Hillsborough. It was issued as a double cd in a card gatefold jacket and was limited to 2000 copies.

Dickie Hammond

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Videos and DVDs[edit]

  • Boat in the Smoke Live DVD - Punkervision (2004)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Beerpig" - Meantime Records (1990)
  • "Razor Blades And Aspirin" - Roughneck Records (1990)
  • "Smokey Joe" - Roughneck Records (1990)
  • "Not Superstitious" - Roughneck Records (1991)
  • "I Want The Moon" - Roughneck Records (1991)
  • "Seconds Out, Round One" - Imaginary Records (1992)
  • "Compact & Bijou" - Roughneck Records (1992)
  • "Hops & Barley" - Clawfist Records (1992)
  • This was a split release with Wat Tyler.
  • "Eagle" - Blackbox Records (1992)
  • "Do the Right Thing" - Roughneck Records (1993)
  • "Mackem Bastards" - Rugger Bugger Discs (1994)
  • "Little White God" - Domino Records (1994)
  • "Your Choice Live Series" - Your Choice Records (1995)
  • This was a split release with Jawbox.

Music Videos[edit]

  • Discipline (1989)
  • Peasant in Paradise (1990)
  • Razorblades and Aspirin (1990)
  • Talkin' 'bout a Revolution (1992)
  • Do the Right Thing (1993)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Going Underground - Released by Eurostar Records in 1992. Leatherface track: "I Want the Moon".
  • The Pretty and the Vacant - Released by Released Emotions. Leatherface track: "Melody Lee" (by The Damned)
  • Punk-Past, Present and Future - Released by Released Emotions. Leatherface track: "Melody Lee" (by The Damned)
  • Another Kind Of Noise - Released by Continental Records in 1992. Leatherface track: "I Want the Moon".
  • Kill The Flippers With Guitar - Released by Vinyl Japan in 1992. Leatherface tracks: "Springtime" and "Colorado Joe / Leningrad Vlad".
  • Rough Trade Volume 5 - Released by Rough Trade Records in 1993. Leatherface track: "Do the Right Thing".
  • Independent Top 20 - Released by Beechwood Music in 1993. Leatherface track: "I Want the Moon".
  • Fire Is Good - Released by Fire Records. Leatherface tracks: "Eagle" (by ABBA) and "Dreaming".
  • Weird and Wonderful - Released by Rough Trade Records in 1993. Leatherface track: "Springtime".
  • Metal CD Volume 8 - Released by Mayking Records. Leatherface track: "Fat, Earthy, Flirt".
  • For A Fistful Of Yens! - Released by Bitzcore Records in 1994. Leatherface track: "Animal Day".
  • Mackem Music - The Sound Of Sunderland - Leatherface track: "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" (by Elvis).
  • Rejected Volume II - Released by Rejected Records. Leatherface track: "Peasant In Paradise" (Live version recorded in Dublin in 1993)
  • Der F.C. St. Pauli ist schuld dass ich so bin - Released by Bitzcore Records in 1998. Leatherface track: "Hops And St. Pauli!"
  • We Are The People : A Tribute to the Angelic Upstarts - Released by Knock Out Records in 1998. Leatherface track: "Teenage Warning" (by the Angelic Upstarts).
  • We Deliver The Goods - Released by Cargo Records in 1999. Leatherface track: "Andy".
  • Greetings From The Welfare State - Released by BYO Records in 1999. Leatherface track: "Boogie On Down".
  • Ritalin Riot 2 - Released by ADD Records. Leatherface track: "Grip".
  • I Wouldn't Piss On It If It Was On Fire - Released by Fire Records in 2000. Leatherface track: "I Want the Moon".
  • BYO Records Sampler 2001 - Released by BYO Records in 2001. Leatherface track: Little White God".
  • Planet Of Punks Volume 2 - Released by Straight Ahead Records in 2002. Leatherface track: Little White God".
  • Sample This, Too! - Released by BYO Records in 2002. Leatherface track: "Andy".
  • Rejected Volume III - Released by Rejected Records in 2003. Leatherface track: "All I Need".
  • BYO Records 2004 Spring Sampler - Released by BYO Records in 2004. Leatherface track: "Plastic Surgery".
  • Punk In Sunderland Volume 2 - Released by Stretch Records in 2004. Leatherface tracks: "Eagle" (by ABBA) and "Moon River" (by Andy Williams).
  • Poison The World - Released by Poison City Records in 2005. Leatherface track: "Hoodlum".

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