Lambchop (band)

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Lambchop playing in Dachau, Germany, July 2009
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Alternative country
Years active 1986–present
Labels Merge
Associated acts Clockhammer, My Dad Is Dead, Silver Jews
Members Kurt Wagner
William Tyler
Tony Crow
Sam Baker
Matt Swanson
Jonathan Marx
Alex McManus
Deanna Varagona
Ryan Norris
Scott Martin
Paul Niehaus
Roy Agee
John Delworth
Mark Nevers
Charles Scott Chase
Allen Lowrey
Past members Marc Trovillion

Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is a band from Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre. AllMusic referred to them as "arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s".[2]

Never a band with a "core" lineup, Lambchop has consisted of a large and fluid collective of musicians focused around its creative centre, frontman Kurt Wagner. Initially indebted to traditional country, the music has subsequently moved through a range of influences including post-rock, soul and lounge music.

Whatever the style, the characteristic mood of Lambchop's music is evoked by Wagner's distinctive songwriting: lyrically subtle and ambiguous, the vocals melodic but understated. American Songwriter described Wagner's lyrics as "witty and deeply insightful."[3]

They were the backing band for Vic Chesnutt on his 1998 album, The Salesman and Bernadette.

Former bass player Marc Trovillion died of a heart attack in October 2013, aged 56.[4]


Releases as Posterchild[edit]



  • 1993 "Nine" / "Moody Fucker"
  • 1994 "My Cliche" / "Loretta Lung"
  • 1994 "Soaky in the Pooper"
  • 1995 "Your Life As A Sequel"
  • 1995 "Scared Out Of My Shoes" (split 5" vinyl single with Spent)
  • 1996 "The Man Who Loved Beer"
  • 1996 "Hank"
  • 1996 "Cigaretiquette" / "Mr. Crabby"
  • 1997 "Whitey" / "Playboy, the Shit"
  • 1998 "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)"
  • 1998 "Your Fucking Sunny Day"
  • 2002 "Is a Woman"

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Tour only albums[edit]

  • 2002 Pet Sounds Sucks (Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco)
  • 2003-04 Mono (Live in Würselen, Germany)
  • 2004 Nashville Does Dallas
  • 2004 Boo Fucking Who? (Live in Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2006 Succulence (Live in Vienna, Austria)
  • 2008 Rainer on My Parade (Live, various locations)
  • 2012 Democracy


  • 1996 Hank
  • 2000 The Queens Royal Trimma (Live Royal Festival Hall, London – Tour Only)
  • 2001 Treasure Chest of the Enemy (Tour Only)
  • 2005 CoLab (with Hands Off Cuba)
  • 2012 Mr. N

Live albums[edit]

  • 2009 Live at XX Merge


  • 2007 No Such Silence


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 551. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Jason Ankeny (2000-05-13). "Lambchop | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Lambchop: Mixed Media". American Songwriter. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Reed, Ryan (2013-10-18). "Marc Trovillion, Ex-Lambchop Bassist, Dead at 56". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 

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