Spazz (band)

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This article is about the band. For the meaning of the word, see Spastic.
Spazz
Origin Redwood City, California, USA
Genres Powerviolence
Sludge metal
Hardcore punk
Years active 1992–2000
Labels Slap A Ham Records, 625 Thrashcore
Associated acts No Use for a Name
Capitalist Casualties
What Happens Next?
Kool Keith
Sheep Squeeze
East West Blast Test
Stikky
DJ Eons One
Scholastic Deth
Past members Chris Dodge
Max Ward
Dan Boleri

Spazz was an influential American powerviolence band active between 1992 and 2000. The trio released numerous records within this time, many of which are now highly collectible due to their relative rarity. The band's releases often showcased their unusual sense of humour: absurdly long and nonsensical song titles, audio samples from b-movies and kung-fu films between songs and the occasional use of hip hop beats as well as saxophones, banjos and other instruments rarely associated with hardcore punk. All three of the members shared vocal duties, usually changing in sequence from line to line.

After Spazz[edit]

Spazz vocalist and bassist Chris Dodge's record label, Slap a Ham Records, was a fixture during the rapid rise and decline of power violence in the late '80s and early '90s, releasing influential records by the likes of Neanderthal, No Comment, Crossed Out, Infest and Spazz, amongst others. The label's Fiesta Grande was an annual power violence festival held at 924 Gilman during its heyday, from 1992 to the band's demise in 2000. Since then, he has been involved in several musical projects, most notably East West Blast Test with highly regarded extreme music drummer Dave Witte, formerly of Discordance Axis, Melt Banana and many others. Spazz vocalist and drummer Max Ward's label, 625 Thrashcore, has started their own festival, 'Super Sabado Gigante', in a similar vein. Spazz vocalist and guitarist Dan Boleri makes hip hop music under the alias DJ Eons One.

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

Splits[edit]

  • Floor split 7"
  • Rupture split 7"
  • C.F.D.L. split 7"
  • Romantic Gorilla split 12"/CD
  • Brutal Truth split 7"
  • Charles Bronson split 7"
  • Toast split 7"
  • Monster X split 7"
  • Hirax split 7"
  • Jimmie Walker split 7"
  • Gob split 5"
  • Subversion split CD
  • Lack Of Interest split 7"/CD
  • Black Army Jacket split 7"
  • Slobber split 7"
  • Opstand split 7"
  • 25 Ta Life split 7"
  • Oath & Total Fury split - Live at Gilman Last Show CD-R

Compilations[edit]

  • Cry Now, Cry Later Vol. 1
  • Cry Now, Cry Later Vol. 2
  • Reality - Part 1
  • Reality - Part 2
  • Better Read than Dead
  • El Guapo
  • Deadly Encounters
  • Possessed to Skate
  • Fiesta Comes Alive
  • Gummo Soundtrack
  • Tomorrow Will Be Worse
  • Short Music for Short People
  • Audio Terrorism
  • Bay Area Checking in With the World
  • A Product of Six Cents
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Reproach - Neg. Approach Covers
  • Ham Slappin' Hits tape comp.
  • Seize Control tape compilation
  • Six weeks vol 1
  • Very Distribution Summer/fall 99 free sampler
  • Hits Underground - book II
  • Audio Terrorism 1 - compilation CS
  • Pigs Suck Hardcore 2x7"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floorwalker, Mike. "10 Music Recordings for the Insanely Determined". listverse.com. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 


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