Silage (band)

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Origin Grass Valley, California
Genres Alternative, contemporary Christian music
Years active 1996–1999
Labels Sub•Lime
Associated acts Celebrity, Parkway
Members Damian Horne
Lance Black
Shane Black
Chuck Cummings
Past members Jacob Vipond
Justin Almon
Ryan Clark
Ean Elliot Clevenger

Silage was a Christian alternative rock band formed in the 1990s out of Grass Valley, California.[1] Silage produced two albums, Watusi and Vegas Car Chasers on Sub•Lime Records and their parent Essential Records, respectively. The band's lineup for Watusi consisted of Damian Horne, Lance Black, and Shane Black (brothers). Chuck Cummings joined the band before the release of Vegas Car Chasers and stayed on until the eventual demise of the band.

The band was known for their quirky but spiritually relevant lyrics[2] and their constant mix of musical styles.

Release history[edit]

Silage produced a few independent albums before being signed to Sub*Lime Records, including "Holy Cow Food! Bagman!" in 1996 on the Sonfish Records imprint (featuring partial vocals and bass by A-F Records recording artist Ean Elliot Clevenger), Liquid Spatula.[citation needed] Silage's first album, Watusi (1997) saw a slightly immature blend of ska, punk and hip-hop[1] heralded mostly by the Christian underground punk scene, though songs such as "My Car Makes Me Sin," which is about traffic in Southern California, rose above the general melee. For their next release, Silage modified their sound to bring pop and hip-hop influences to the fore.[3][4] This new sound produced their more successful album, Vegas Car Chasers (1998). The most notable songs from this album are "Billboards," which garnered the No. 6 spot on Christian music charts in 1998; and "Verb," which was graced by the rap stylings of Knowdaverbs, and achieved No. 7 on the same chart the next year.[5]


Silage disbanded in 1999. The band Parkway, also on Essential Records, consisted of Damian Horne and Lance Black. Lance Black plays in the band Celebrity.


  1. ^ a b "Silage Bio". Published by Sub•Lime Records, available through the Internet Archive. Retrieved Feb. 01, 2007.
  2. ^ Terry, Jen (1998-11-05). "Silage, "Vegas Car Chasers" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. 
  3. ^ Baldwin, Steven Stuart (1998-11-08). "Vegas Car Crashers". The Phantom Tollbooth. 
  4. ^ McGovern, Brian Vincent (November–December 1998). "SILAGE Vegas Car Chasers". HM Magazine (74). ISSN 1066-6923. Archived from the original on 2001-02-22. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  5. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 823. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Silage". 7ball (12). May–June 1997. 
  • "Silage". 7ball (18). May–June 1998. 
  • "Silage". 7ball (22). January–February 1999.  Lance black from celebrity,silage,and parkway is currently in a band called the goodwolves.(jonah black)

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