Between 1991 and 2007 this notorious instrumental unit wasted puny earthlings with an amorphous fusion of all things extreme and dissonant in music: hardcore-punk rawness, death-metal speed/technicality, free-jazz asymmetry, no-wave skronk, progressive-rock conceptual bombast, electronic-noise and modern-classical abstraction. Over the course of 16 full-length albums the group included jazz luminaries such as Hal Russell, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jeb Bishop as well as underground rock virtuosos like guitarists Mick Barr and Ed Rodriguez. The band's connection to the jazz idiom comes primarily from a thread of high energy freedom that was most apparent on punk-jazz albums such as 1995's Destroy All Music and the obliteratingly brutal double LP Trauma released in 2001...
Live At WNUR - 2/6/92
Personnel: Hal Russell: saxophones, trumpet, Chad Organ: tenor saxophone, Weasel Walter: drums.
Personnel: Ken Vandermark: reeds, Chad Organ: tenor saxophone, Jeb Bishop: bass guitar and trombone, Dylan Posa: guitar, Weasel Walter: drums.
Destroy All Music
Personnel: Ken Vandermark: reeds, Chad Organ: saxophones, Jeb Bishop: bass guitar, casio and trombone, Dylan Posa: guitar, Weasel Walter: drums.
Gods of Chaos
Personnel: Chuck Falzone: guitars, etc., William Pisarri: bass guitar, etc., Weasel Walter: drums, reeds, etc.
Personnel: Michael Colligan: reeds, Kurt Johnson: contrabass, Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, Weasel Walter: drums.
Personnel: Michael Colligan: reeds, Kurt Johnson: contrabass, Weasel Walter: drums.
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