|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Punk rock, hardcore punk|
|Labels||Cabbage Records, New Red Archives|
|Associated acts||Battalion of Saints, Cro-Mags|
|Past members||Davy Gunner
Kraut was a New York City punk rock/hardcore punk band formed in 1981. The original members were Davy Gunner (vocals), Doug Holland (guitar/vocals) Don Cowan (bass/vocals), and Johnny Feedback (drums/vocals).
Their debut singles, "Kill for Cash" and "Unemployed", were both released in 1981 on the band's own Cabbage Records label.
While recording their debut album, An Adjustment to Society (produced by Ryk Oakley), they opened for The Professionals at the Channel in Boston. Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones became friends with Kraut and recorded extra guitar tracks for three tracks on the album: "Kill for Cash", "Sell Out" and "Onward". The album was again self-released, distributed by Faulty Products. A video clip for "All Twisted" appeared in rotation on MTV, making Kraut the first independent band to be played on the station.
The band released a mini-album, Whetting the Scythe, in 1984, and toured the U.S.
- An Adjustment to Society (1982, Cabbage Records/Faulty Products)
- Whetting the Scythe (1984, Cabbage Records)
- "Kill for Cash" 7" (1981, Cabbage Records)
- "Unemployed" 7" (1981, Cabbage Records)
- Night of Rage (1989, New Red Archives)
- Live at CBGB's (2004, New Red Archives)
- The Movie (1990, New Red Archives)
- Complete Studio Recordings 1981-1986 (1995, New Red Archives)
- "Getaway" and "Last Chance" on New York Thrash (1982, ROIR)
- "Onwards" on Son of Oi! LP (1983, Syndicate Records)
- "Pyramids" on Something to Believe In LP (1983, BYO Records)
- "Don't Believe (Live)" on Bang Zoom No. 3 tape (1983, Bang Zoom)
- "Flossing With an E String" on Flipside Vinyl Fanzine LP (1984, Gasatanka Records)
- "Juvenile Justice" on Enigma Variations (1985, Enigma Records)