Spore (band)

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Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Noise rock
Years active 1992–1994
Labels Taang!
Members Mona Elliot
Ayal Naor
Marc Orlean
Christian Negrette

Spore was a noise rock band from Boston, Massachusetts formed in the wake of the early 1990s grunge movement. Spore were signed in 1993 on the Taang! Records label, the same label which initially signed The Lemonheads, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Mission of Burma, with whom the band released a 7 inch EP.

Lead singer Mona Elliot's voice has been described as channelling "anger and determination with a style heavily influenced by early Throwing Muses-era Kristin Hersh." [1] The Spore song Fun, from the group's third album was included in the Natural Born Killers film, though it was not released on the official film soundtrack CD. The band was also known for sporting an image of André the Giant on their disc covers, with the image being similar to Shepard Fairey's well known pop art interpretation, Andre the Giant Has a Posse.

Elliot went on to form another well-regarded Boston-based band, Victory at Sea, in 1996.[2] Ayal Naor started up the avant-garde band 27 with members of the Boston band Dirt Merchants, while also contributing on fellow Boston band Isis' critically acclaimed album Oceanic as well as touring with the band.[3]

Band members[edit]

  • Mona Elliott (vocals, guitar, bass)
  • Ayal Naor (vocals, bass, guitar)
  • Marc Orleans (guitars, vocals)
  • Christian Negrette (drums, vocals))


Fear God / She's So Heavy / Sick / Bleeding Gums
  • Giant—Taang! Records—Recorded at Fort Apache, Cambridge, Massachusetts in September, 1993
Paradise / Power Behind / Red To Green / Sick / Crazy Summer / Untitled / Age / Gunfire / Samantha / Black Nail / Flesh Eater
  • Spore—Taang! Records—Recorded in June and September 1992 and March 1993
Number One / Lee / Fun / Feedback / She Makes Me Feel Violent / Splinter / Bleeding Gums / Fear God

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Up & Coming". Portland Mercury. 
  2. ^ "Victory At Sea". Pop Matters. 2002. 
  3. ^ "STILL HOLDING ON". Relapse.com. 2004.