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Origin San Diego, California, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active c.1990–1992
Labels Headhunter, Nemesis
Associated acts Fluf
Past members Mike Olson
O (Otis Barthoulameu)
Eddie Glass
Jonny Donhowe

Olivelawn was a punk rock band from San Diego that released two albums in the early 1990s.[1]


The group comprised singer Mike Olson, guitarist O (a.k.a. Otis Barthoulameu) and the rhythm section of drummer Eddie Glass and bassist Jonny Donhowe. Identified influences include The Stooges, Black Sabbath, and the MC5.[2][3] After three singles, the group released their debut album, Sap, on Nemesis Records in 1991, and following it with their second album, Sophomore Jinx! in Headhunter Records in 1992.[4] Sophomore Jinx! was recorded in Seattle and produced by Jack Endino.[2] This was their final release, with O and Donhowe going on to form Fluf,[3] and Glass joining the band Fu Manchu in 1993 as lead guitarist. Glass founded the power trio Nebula in 1996.

The band took its name from the Olive Lawn Memorial Park in La Mirada, CA.



  • Sap (1991), Nemesis
  • Sopho-More Jinx! (1992), Headhunter


  • "Instant Punk Rock Song" (1990), Insta-Noise
  • "4 Is Greater Than 2" (1990), Nemesis
  • "Cat's Farm" (1990), Nemesis
  • Split single with Jack of Hearts (1990), No Guff: "Symptom Of The Universe (Live)"
  • "Beautiful Feeling" (1991), Sympathy for the Record Industry


  1. ^ Epitonic.com: Your Source for Cutting-Edge Music
  2. ^ a b Hage, Erik "Olivelawn Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-11-21
  3. ^ a b Augusto, Troy J. "Fluf/Olivelawn", Trouser Press, retrieved 2010-11-21
  4. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 742