The Fluid

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The Fluid
The Fluid.jpg
The Fluid, 1993
Background information
Also known as Madhouse
Origin Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres Grunge, garage rock, punk rock
Years active 1984–1993, 2008
Labels Rayon
Sub Pop
Glitterhouse
Hollywood
Associated acts Nirvana
Frantix
Website Sub Pop: The Fluid
Past members John Robinson
Matt Bischoff
James Clower
Rick Kulwicki
Garrett Shavlik

The Fluid was an American rock band from Denver, formed in 1984 who disbanded in 1993, but reconvened in 2008.

History[edit]

The Fluid were originally called Madhouse. After early 1980s Denver punk band Frantix broke, up bassist Matt Bischoff, drummer Garrett Shavlik and guitarist James Clower began playing as Madhouse. On July 5, with new band members Rick Kulwicki (guitar) and John Robinson (vocals), they played their first gig at the German House (Denver Turnverein) as "The Fluid", which was the only name all five members could agree upon.

In 1986 the Fluid released their first album, Punch N Judy on Rayon Records. The album was also licensed to and released by the German label Glitterhouse. They toured for the next two years in support of the album. In 1988, they released the album Clear Black Paper on Sub Pop. They were the first non-Seattle band to sign to the record label.

2008 reunion[edit]

The Fluid reunited to perform at Sub-Pop Records 20th Anniversary at Redmond's Marymoor Park in Seattle in July 2008. This was preceded by a June 20 show at the Bluebird Theater in Denver.

Their guitarist, Rick Kulwicki, died on February 15, 2011, at the age of 49.[1]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Punch N Judy (1986) (Rayon & Glitterhouse)
  • Clear Black Paper (1988) (Glitterhouse & Sub Pop)
  • Freak Magnet EP (1989) (Glitterhouse)
  • Roadmouth (1989) (Sub Pop & Glitterhouse)
  • Glue (1990) (Sub Pop & Glitterhouse)
  • Purplemetalflakemusic (1993) (Hollywood)

Singles[edit]

  • "Tin Top Toy" b/w "Tomorrow" (1989) (Sub Pop SP57)
  • Split 7" with Loveslug - Madhouse (live) b/w Free Fire Zone (live) (1989) (Glitterhouse GR0057)
  • Split 7" with Nirvana - Candy (live) b/w Molly's Lips (live) (1991) (Sub Pop SP97)
  • Spot the Loon EP (CD) (1992) (Fellaheen)
  • "On My Feet" (Hollywood - white vinyl promo) (1993) (Hollywood)
  • "Live 1988" (bootleg)
  • "Cold Outside" b/w "Tell Me Things" (2012) (Blitzkrieg Records BR-001)

Compilations[edit]

  • "Oh Shit" - Something's Gone Wrong Again: The Buzzcocks Covers Compilation
  • "Is it Day I'm Seeing" - Sub Pop 200
  • "Tomorrow" - The Grunge Years

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed February 2011

External links[edit]