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Spermbirds at SO36 (2010).jpg
Spermbirds live in 2010
Background information
Origin Kaiserslautern,
Genres Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Years active 1982 – 1990, 1993 – present
Labels Rookie Records,
We Bite Records,
X-Mist Records,
Common Thread Records,
GUN Records,
Dead Eye Records.
Website spermbirds.com
Members Lee Hobson Hollis (vocals),
Steve Wiles (guitar),
Roger Ingenthron (guitar),
Markus Weilemann (bass),
Matthias "Beppo" Götte (drums)
Past members Frank Rahm (guitar 1983 - 2007),
Ken Haus (vocals 1993 - 1995),
Joe Strübe (guitar 1983 - 1985).

Spermbirds are a German punk band from Kaiserslautern. Formed in 1982, by the members of the melodic punk rock band Die Walter Elf (including an American G.I. stationed in Germany as vocalist), they created a fast hardcore punk group that gained popularity in Germany and beyond. Their most successful album was named Something to Prove mixing influences by many American hardcore punk bands.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The band split up in 1990, but reformed later in 1993 releasing a number of full-length albums and touring up to this date.[1][2]



Studio albums[edit]

  • Something to Prove (1986, We Bite Records)
  • Nothing Is Easy (1987, We Bite Records)
  • Common Thread (1990, X-Mist Records)
  • Eating Glass (1992, X-Mist Records)
  • Joe (1992, X-Mist Records)
  • Shit For Sale (1994, G.U.N. Records)
  • Family Values (1995, G.U.N. Records)
  • Set An Example (2004, Common Thread Records)
  • A Columbus Feeling (2010, Rookie Records)

Live albums[edit]

Compilation album[edit]

  • Coffee, Hair and Real Life (1997)


  • Spermbirds: Me and My People DVD (2007, Rookie Records)


External links[edit]