Doug Henderson (musician)

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Doug Henderson
Birth nameDouglas Henderson
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1985–present
LabelsShimmy Disc, Triple X

Doug Henderson is an American musician, producer and mastering engineer based in New York City. He has been composing and performing since 1985 and has collaborated with a variety of artists and musicians, including John Zorn, Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori. He has also had a prolific career as a recording and mastering engineer, working with bands such as Firewater, Angels of Light, Swans and System of a Down.[1] Henderson was the leader of two bands, Krackhouse and Spongehead, during the 1980s and 1990s.[2] He received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist award (2007).[3]


Douglas Henderson was born in 1960. He received his B.A. in music from Bard College in 1982, during which time he played in a band called Samoans with future Krackhouse member Chris Cochrane.[4] He received his M.A. from Princeton in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 1991.


Year Artist Album Label
1987 Krackhouse The Whole Truth Shimmy Disc
1988 Spongehead Potted Meat Spread
1990 Legitimate Beef Community 3
1993 Curb Your Dogma Triple X
1994 Brainwash
1996 Infinite Baffle


  1. ^ "Doug Henderson > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Robbins, Ira (2007). "Spongehead". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Doug Henderson :: Foundation for Contemporary Arts". Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  4. ^ "The Samoans (Samoanz)". 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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