Discount (band)

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Discount
Discount.jpg
Discount performing at Michiganfest in Wayne, Michigan, on March 25, 2000
Background information
OriginVero Beach, Florida, United States
Genres
Years active1995 (1995)–2000 (2000)
Labels
Past members
  • Alison Mosshart
  • Bill Nesper
  • Ryan Seagrist
  • Todd Rockhill
  • James Parker
  • Justin Focco
  • Eric Ervin

Discount was an American punk rock band based in Gainesville, Florida.[2] The band originally formed in Vero Beach, Florida in 1995, but relocated to Gainesville in 1999.[1][2] They performed their last show on August 19, 2000 at Market Street Pub in Gainesville, Florida.[3] Members have gone on to form The Dead Weather, The Kills, The Kitchen, Black Cougar Shock Unit, Unitas, The Routineers, The Draft, Laserhead, Stolen Parts, Monikers, and Blab School.[4][5]

During its span, Discount released three full-length albums, several EPs, and two b-side collections. The band toured with As Friends Rust and Dillinger Four across the United States for five weeks from June 11 to July 18, 1998.[6][7] In promotion of their split CD/7" with As Friends Rust, Discount embarked on a six-week European tour, from December 3, 1998 to January 14, 1999, accompanied by Swedish hardcore group Purusam.[8][6] The European tour included a stop to play at the Good Life Recordings Winter Festival, in Kortrijk, Belgium.[8][6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs/7 inches/splits[edit]

  • Three Piece Suit (1995), 3-way split with Combination Grey and Pohgoh
  • Mom Lied to Me (1995), Parking Lot Records/self-released
  • Discount/My Pal Trigger split 7-inch (1996), Tripucka Records
  • Discount/Flatspots/Wolfdaddys/Stizzle split 7-inch (1996), Boxcar Records (featuring the band's cover of The Golden Girls theme)
  • All Too Often 7-inch (1996), Mighty Idy Records
  • Wonder Pulled Me Under 7-inch (1996), Liquid Meat Records
  • Discount/Shotwell Coho split 7-inch (1997), What Else? Records
  • Discount/Cigarretteman split 7-inch (1997), Snuffy Smile/Suburban Home Records
  • Discount/J Church split 7-inch (1997), Liquid Meat Records
  • Her Last Day 7-inch (1997), Helter Skelter/Panic Records
  • Discount/Crettins Puddle split CD EP (1998), Shock Records
  • Discount/My Winter Jane split 7-inch (1998), Snuffy Smile
  • Love, Billy (1998), Fueled by Ramen
  • As Friends Rust / Discount (split with As Friends Rust) (1998), Good Life Recordings
  • Discount/Beauty School Dropout split 7-inch (1999), Speedowax
  • Open Ended Aerial 7-inch (1999), Rugger Bugger
  • Read Army Faction 7-inch (2000), 4-way split with Avail, The Weakerthans and Hot Water Music, No Idea Records (all four songs were taken from the Better Read Than Dead compilation on AK Press)
  • Discount/J Church split LP (2000), Rugger Bugger (featuring five ELO covers from J Church and the five Billy Bragg covers by Discount from the Love, Billy CD EP)
  • Appeared on 403 Chaos Comp: Florida Fucking Hardcore (1998)
  • Appeared on Songs That Will Make You Cool, a compilation released by Rockstar Recordings in 1995[9]

B-side compilations[edit]

  • Singles No. 1 (2002), New American Dream
  • Singles No. 2 (2002), New American Dream

Members[edit]

Final lineup

  • Alison Mosshart – lead vocals (1995–2000
  • Ryan Seagrist – guitar (1995–2000)
  • Todd Rockhill – bass guitar (1999–2000)
  • Bill Nesper – drums (1995–2000)

Former members

  • Eric Ervin – vocals (1995)
  • James Parker – bass guitar (1995–1999)
  • Justin Focco – drums (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discount". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b Denberg, Betsey (November 3, 2011). "The Kills' Alison Mosshart -- The Discount Years". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Past Shows". Wayward Council. 2004. Archived from the original on June 8, 2004. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  4. ^ Hatfield, Amanda (June 16, 2020). "Alison Mosshart (The Kills/Dead Weather) preps spoken word LP, shares "Returning the Screw"". BrooklynVegan. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  5. ^ Puke, Johnny. "The Saga of Hot Water Music, The Draft, And How Not To End A Long & Influential Career". Jersey Beat. Archived from the original on May 4, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Prenger, Joe (September 5, 1998). Interview with Damien Moyal of As Friends Rust and Culture. Netherlands: Reflections. pp. 40–44.
  7. ^ Julien, Alexandre (January 10, 2020). "As Friends Rust - A skeletal repository of As Friends Rust's timeline". Abridged Pause Blog. Archived from the original on May 6, 2022. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Prenger, Johan (1998). "As Friends Rust - The Fists of Time MCD (Goodlife Records)". Reflections 11.
  9. ^ Songs that Will Make You Cool Discogs

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