Willoughby (right) backed by Scott Sutherland of the Model Rockets (2009)
|Birth name||Rusty Willoughby|
|Born||June 30, 1966
Staten Island, NYC
|Origin||Vashon Island, Washington, United States|
|Instruments||Guitar, Drums, Singing|
|Associated acts||Flop (band), Pure Joy, Cobirds Unite, Llama|
Rusty Willoughby (born June 30, 1966) is an active American musician born in Staten Island and currently living in Vashon, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. As of 2011[update], he has been vocalist, songwriter and guitarist or bass guitarist for several Seattle based bands: Pure Joy (1984–1989, 1997–2004), Flop (1990–1995), Llama (2005–2008), and Cobirds Unite (2010–). He also briefly played drums for the Fastbacks. He also played with Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks, Jonathan Poneman (co-founder of the record label Sub Pop), and Scott Sutherland (of Seattle bands Model Rockets and Chemistry Set) in a Cheap Trick cover band called Sick Man of Europe, and appeared in the film Hype!, a documentary directed about the popularity of grunge rock.
- Rusty Willoughby self-released, 1999)
- Filament Dust (self-released, 2009)
- Cobirds Unite (self-released, 2010)
- Adult Soft Record (self-release, 2012)
- Anti (self-released, 2013)
- "Here Come the Weakened" / "And the World Moves On" (Sub Pop, 1999, 7-inch vinyl)
- Flop and the Fall of the Mopsqueezer! (Frontier Records - 1992)
- Whenever You're Ready (Sony 550 - 1993)
- World of Today (Frontier Records - 1995)
Flop EPs and Singles
- The Losing End (Lucky Records - 1990)
- Drugs (Dashboard Hula Girl Records - 1990)
- Anne (1993)
- We Are You (Munster Records - 1993)
- Regrets (Sony 550 - 1993)
- The Great Valediction (Sony 550 - 1993)
- Act 1 Scene 1 (Super Electro - 1995)
- Place I Love (1995)
Pure Joy albums and EPs
- Pure Joy (Dwindle Music, 1986, EP)
- Carnivore (PopLlama, 1989)
- Sore Throte, Ded Goat (No Threes, 1989 or 1990, EP)
- Unsung (Flydaddy, recorded 1987, released 1994)
- Getz the Worm (Flydaddy, 1997)
- Purify (CD, Naïve, 1999)
- Gelatin and Bright (Book Records, 2003)
- THE FASTBACKS - Fly to the Rainbow (1989-1993 pt. 3), Sub Pop. Accessed online 2009-10-06.
- Rusty Willoughby, KEXP-FM live performance October 5, 2002. Accessed online 2009-10-05.
- Up & Coming, The Stranger, July 2, 2008. . Retrieved 5 October 2009.
- (Home page), rustywilloughby.com. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- Fastbacks, Music Might. Accessed online 2009-10-05.
- Fastbacks, Trouser Press, 2007. Accessed online 2009-10-05.
- About Us, Sub Pop. Accessed online 2009-10-06.
- Rusty Willoughby on IMDb. Accessed online 2009-10-05.
- Don Yates, Rusty Willoughby: Rusty Willoughby, KEXP-FM, June 15, 1999, accessed online 2009-10-05.
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