|Origin||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Past members||Patricia Morrison
Mike R. Livingston
Jerry Jones Haskin
"Mad Dog" Karla
Legal Weapon are a Southern California punk band, initially composed of singer Kat Arthur, guitarist Brian Hansen, drummer Charlie Vartanian, bassist Patricia Morrison (formerly of The Bags and later of The Gun Club, The Sisters of Mercy and The Damned) and guitarist Mike R. Livingston.
The band's early full-length albums Death of Innocence (for which their lineup included Steve Soto and Frank Agnew of The Adolescents) and Your Weapon were well-received; its later efforts less so. With her powerful voice, Kat Arthur is often called "the Janis Joplin of punk".
- Studio albums
- Death of Innocence (1982, Arsenal Records)
- Your Weapon (1982, Arsenal Records)
- Interior Hearts (1985, Arsenal Records)
- Life Sentence to Love (1988, MCA Records)
- Take Out the Trash (1991, Triple X Records)
- Squeeze Me Like an Anaconda (1994, Last Resort Records)
- Legal Weapon (2002, Sewer Line Records)
- No Sorrow (1981, Arsenal Records)
- The World Is Flat (1993, Last Resort Records)
- Compilation appearances
- Hell Comes to Your House (1981, Bemisbrain Records)
- Includes "Daddy's Gone Mad"
- American Youth Report (1982, Bomp Records)
- Includes "Pow Pow"
- Dudes - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album (1987, MCA)
- Includes "Time Forgot You"
- Spinning the Chamber (1995, Last Resort Records)
- Includes "Warsaw Tuinal"
- "Legal Weapon: Keeping the Faith" by Karl Wentzel
- Legal Weapon official MySpace page
- Legal Weapon official website
- "Equalizer" video clip