Stanford Prison Experiment (band)

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Stanford Prison Experiment
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA[1]
GenresAlternative rock, grunge, indie rock, post-hardcore, punk rock, hardcore punk[1][2][3]
Years activeearly 1990s-early 2000s[1]
LabelsIsland, World Domination
Past membersMark Fraser (bass)
Mario Jimenez (vocals)
Davey Latter (drums)
Mike Starkey (guitar, vocals)

Stanford Prison Experiment was an American punk band based in Los Angeles, California, whose name was a reference to the Stanford prison experiment conducted by psychologist Philip Zimbardo in 1971. The band represented various subgenres such as hardcore, post-hardcore, and grunge.[1][3] Its leader learned about the SPE as an employee for the audio/visual dept at UCLA (He set up/played the film for a class).


  • Stanford Prison Experiment (1993, World Domination)[2]
  • The Gato Hunch (1995, World Domination)[1]
  • Wrecreation (1998, Island)[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Stanford Prison Experiment - The Gato Hunch / Wrecreation". It Follows - Punk, Hardcore, Indie & More Music Blog. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  2. ^ a b c d "Stanford Prison Experiment". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-20.
  3. ^ a b "Hey, what happened? An interview with Mario Jimenez of Stanford Prison Experiment". Welcome to Flavor Country. Retrieved 2013-04-20.

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