Of Cabbages and Kings
|Of Cabbages and Kings|
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Labels||Purge/Sound, Triple X Records|
|Past members||Rich Hutchins
Formed from the ashes of the Bag People in 1985, the band's original lineup consisted of Algis Kizys (bass, vocals), Carolyn Master (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Ted Parsons (drums, vocals). However, Kizys and Master were the core of the band, remaining the only consistent members throughout its existence. All three of their albums featured Diane Wlezien, who sang lead vocals on about half the songs with Kizys handling lead vocals on the remainder.
In 1988, Ted left to focus on his work with the band Prong and was replaced by Rich Hutchins (Live Skull, Ruin..., Lubricated Goat, etc). Due to obligations with other bands, Of Cabbages and Kings rarely had time to tour and disbanded in the early nineties.
The band's sound has been described as a "highly visceral attack" that is "founded on a vivid technical mastery owing little to the commonly revered tenets of speed and/or flash, instead conjuring a brutal, primal power and intensity virtually unmatched in modern music."
|1990||Basic Pain Basic Pleasure||Triple X Records|
|1992||Hunter's Moon||Triple X Records|
|1987||Of Cabbages and Kings||Purge/Sound League|
|1990||"The Reign"/"Blindness"||Triple X Records|
|1992||Mesomorph Enduros||"The Reign"||Big Cat Records|
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