The Spits

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The Spits
Origin Kalamazoo, Michigan
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2000 (2000)–present
Labels Nickel and Dime Records, Slovenly Recordings, Dirtnap Records, Thriftstore Records, In the Red Records
Members Wayne Draves
Sean Wood
Erin Wood
Broose Young
Lance Phelps
Past members Greg T
Darren Benson
Ernie Quintero
Joe Pestilence
Nick Markel

The Spits are an American Kalamazoo-based punk musical group. Currently, the band has released five albums. The first four were all officially self-titled, but were unofficially titled 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The albums were released by Nickel and Dime Records, Slovenly Recordings, Dirtnap Records, and Thriftstore Records respectively. In October 2011 they released their latest album, called V.

The band describes itself as "Punk for the People", and focuses on loud, noisy, and dirty punk rock. On stage, band members frequently appear in costumes (e.g. graduation robes, Ronald Reagan masks, or toilet paper "mummy" costumes), and focus on the dirty, low-budget sound and presentation of garage punk.

The Spits' "Bring Down" was featured in Al Partanen's skateboarding segment of the "Born Dead" skate video, as well as Darrel Mathe's section in the snowboarding video "love/HATE". "I H8 Pussies" was featured in Andy Forgash's segment in the snowboarding video, "Burning Bridges" as well. Their song, "Remote Control" appears in the Absinthe Films snowboarding video, "More".

Personnel[edit]

  • Wayne Draves - drums
  • Sean Wood — guitar vocals former
  • Erin Wood — bass
  • Greg T — Keyboard [former]
  • Darren Benson - Keyboard [former]
  • Ernie Quintero - Keyboard [former]
  • Joe Pestilence - Keyboard [former]
  • Nick Markel - Keyboard [former]
  • Broose Young – drunken background vocals stylie
  • Lance Phelps - drums (former)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. 19 Million A.C. 7" (Dirtnap Records, 2001, ZZZ 10)
        A1. 19 Million A.C.
        A2. Tease
        B3. Shitty World
        B4. Dumb
              ***Later released on CD w/Bonus Songs "19 Million AC EP CD"
                      ***CD Later released w/Bonus Songs on LP "19 Million AC EP CD LP"
  2. Spend The Night In A Haunted House With... The Spits 7" (Missile X Records, 2004, MX 003)
       clear green vinyl, 500 copies, released with a candy sucker for the little Trick-r-Treaters 
        A1. Halloween Fun
        A2. Black Candles
        B3. Spend The Night In A Haunted House With The Spits
  3. Pain 7" (Slovenly Recordings, 2009, 702-89)[1]
        A1. Pain (Mollin / Silvestri)
        A2. Beat You Up
        B3. Army Life
        B4. Planet Failure

Splits[edit]

  1. Split 7" (Dirtnap Records, 2000, ZZZ 05)
       black-white-red sleeve, purple-marbled vinyl, 1000 pressed
       black-white-blue sleeve
        A1. The Spits: Pissed Off Baby
        A2. The Spits: Fire!
        B3. The Briefs: (I Think) My Baby Is A Communist
        B4. The Briefs: Silver Bullet
  2. Split 7" (Puke Records, 2005, No. 009)
       red or black vinyl
        A1. The Spits: Spazmotic Caress
        A2. The Spits: Terrorist Attack
        B3. The Triggers: No Bullshit
        B4. The Triggers: Kill Your Ego
  3. Split 7" (Scion Audio/Visual, 2010, #SAVG0109)
        A1. The Spits: Come With Me (Yeah, Wontcha)
        B2. Dan Melchior: Horrorshow
  
  4. Nofx/The Spits Split 7" (Fat Wreckchords, 2010, FAT-245)
        A1. Nofx: Hold it Back
        A2. Nofx: Teenage Existentialist
        B1. The Spits: Wait
        B2. The Spits: Get Our Kicks

Albums[edit]

  0. Spits - "Demo" Self Released  Ltd. 200, 10, 30, 100,  ??, 5, 1111, 666,  ???
     Photo copied cover variations:
     (Monster on bike Cover) 
     (70's dude with gun) 
     (Band Cover) Signed
     (Monster holding nude girl)
     (Girl riding swamp thing)
        1. Tired and Lonely
        2. Black Kar
        3. SK8
        4. Saturday Nite
        
  1. The Spits CD (Nickel & Dime Records, 2000, N&D 001)
        1. Dropout
        2. SK8
        3. Die Die Die
        4. Black Kar
        5. Saturday Nite
        6. Remote Kontrol
        7. Tired & Lonely
        8. I H8 Pussies
        9. Suzy's Face
  2. The Spits 12"EP/CD (Slovenly Recordings, 2003, 702-36)
        1. Spit Me Out
        2. Black & Blue
        3. PCT
        4. Let Us Play Your Party
        5. Rat Face
        6. No Place To Live
        7. Bring
        8. Take Back The Alley
        9. She Don't Kare
  3. The Spits LP/CD (Dirtnap Records, 2003, ZZZ 42)
       first 100 on red vinyl
        1. Witch Hunt
        2. Space Guitar
        3. Cha Cha Love
        4. Tuff News
        5. Violence Cup
        6. Nuclear Bomb
        7. 1989
        8. Don't Shoot
        9. Greyhound Bound
       10. Fussin & Fightin (vinyl only track)
  4. 2006 European Tour LP (P.Trash Records, 2006, LIVE TRASH 001)
      *Harder to find with actual SPIT on the cover*
        1. Die Die Die
        2. Dropout
        3. Saturday Nite
        4. Take Pleasure In Someone Else's Pain
        5. What The Fuck
        6. No Monarchy
        7. Nuclear Bomb
        8. Cha Cha Love
        9. Bring
       10. Spit Me Out
       11. Witch Hunt
       12. Remote Control
  5. Returning To Their Hometown LP (Thriftstore Records, 2006, ZZZ 42)
       grey marbled vinyl
       Friday, January 6, Kraftbrau Brewery, Kalamazoo, Michigan
        1. Caza De La Bruja
        2. Guitarra Del Espacio
        3. Amor De Cha Cha
        4. Noticias De Tuff
        5. Taza De La Violencia
        6. Bomba Nuclear
        7. Mil Novecientos Ochenta Y Nueve
        8. No Tire
        9. Limite Del Galgo
       10. Fusin' Y Un Fightin'
  6. The Spits Live Volume 1 (previously released as The Spits 2006 Tour LP with different album art)
       Self Released Vinyl; 8-track tape released by Regal Select
        1. Die Die Die
        2. Dropout
        3. Saturday Nite
        4. Take Pleasure In Someone Else's Pain
        5. What The Fuck
        6. No Monarchy
        7. Nuclear Bomb
        8. Cha Cha Love
        9. Bring
       10. Spit Me Out
       11. Witch Hunt
       12. Remote Control
  7.(or whatever)  See 19 Million AC EP CD LP in 7"s
  8. The Spits IV (School's Out) LP/CD (Thriftstore Records, 2009, 010)[2]
        1. Tonight
        2. Rip Up The Streets
        3. Live In A Van
        4. Eyesore City
        5. Police
        6. School's Out
        7. Life of Crime
        8. Alienize
        9. Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya
       10. Flags
     (Cassette Only Tracks - Bonus Side)[3]
       11. Beat You Up 
       12. Chemtrails
       13. Liars
       14. Army Bound (Later released as "Army Life" on the "Pain" 7")
       15. Piss On Your Skull
       16. I Dig Pain (Later released as "Pain" on the "Pain" 7")
       17. Beat You Up w/Ethan LFD

Compilations[edit]

  1. I Was A Teenage Plasmatic, 7 Songs For Wendy O Williams 7" (Jonny Cat Records, 2001, FY*WOW)
        1. Wendy Fucking-O
  2. Dirtnap Across The Northwest CD (Dirtnap Records, 2003, ZZZ 25)
        1. Comp Song
  3. Slovenly Sampler CD (Slovenly Recordings, 2004, 702-47)
        1. Spit Me Out
        2. No Place To Live 
  4. Funhouse Comp Thing II (My Fat Ass, 2008) 
        1. Beat You Up

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spits, The - Pain (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Spits, The - The Spits (Vinyl, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  3. ^ "ggnzla RECORDS". Ggnzla.com. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 

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