Spazz (band)

This article is about the band. For the meaning of the word, see Spastic.
Origin Redwood City, California, USA
Genres Powerviolence
Sludge metal
Hardcore punk
Years active 1992–2000
Labels Slap A Ham Records, 625 Thrashcore
Associated acts No Use for a Name
Capitalist Casualties
What Happens Next?
Sheep Squeeze
East West Blast Test
DJ Eons One
Scholastic Deth
Lack Of Interest
Despise You
To The Point
Ancient Chinese Secret
Mindless Mutant
Shadow People
Burn Your Bridges
Torture Unit
Shed Dwellaz
Meat Shits
Funeral Shock
Three Wheel Motion
Evolved To Obliteration
Charles Bronson
Bombs Of Death
Bacteria Cult
Electro Static Orchestra
Legion Of Doom
Low Threat Profile
Pig Heart Transplant
Past members Chris Dodge
Max Ward
Dan Bolleri

Spazz was an influential American power violence band active between 1992 and 2000. The trio released numerous records within this time, many of which are now highly collectible due to their relative rarity. The band's releases often showcased their unusual sense of humour: absurdly long and nonsensical song titles, audio samples from b-movies and kung-fu films between songs and the occasional use of hip hop beats as well as saxophones, banjos and other instruments rarely associated with hardcore punk. All three of the members shared vocal duties, usually changing in sequence from line to line.

After Spazz

Spazz vocalist and bassist Chris Dodge's record label, Slap a Ham Records, was a fixture during the rapid rise and decline of power violence in the late '80s and early '90s, releasing influential records by the likes of Neanderthal, No Comment, Crossed Out, Infest and Spazz, amongst others. The label's Fiesta Grande was an annual power violence festival held at 924 Gilman during its heyday, from 1992 to the band's demise in 2000. Since then, he has been involved in several musical projects, most notably East West Blast Test with highly regarded extreme music drummer Dave Witte, formerly of Discordance Axis, Melt Banana and many others. In recent years, he has performed with bands like Despise You, Lack Of Interest, Infest, and To The Point.

Spazz vocalist and drummer Max Ward's label, 625 Thrashcore, has started their own festival, 'Super Sabado Gigante', in a similar vein.

Spazz vocalist and guitarist Dan Bolleri makes hip hop music under the alias DJ Eons One.






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