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Anti-intellectual sludge-rock band from Madison, WI.

  • Michael Gerald -- Bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Dan Hobson -- Drums (1984-95)
  • Bill Hobson -- Guitar (1983-89)
  • Paul Zagores -- Guitar (1992-96)

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Intellectuals are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite (1984, Bone Air Records)
1Man of Meat
2Pile Driver
4Farmer Johnson
5Ed Gein
6A Man's Gotta Be A Man...
7Dead Folks
8Run Through The Jungle

Snake Boy (1985, Touch & Go Records)
1King Of Sex
2Going To The Beach
4Live Your Life Like You Don't Exist
5Don't Cry
6Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
7Gone To Heaven
9Burning House
10Big Song Of Love

Burl (1986, Touch & Go Records)
2One For The People
3I'm Not Lisa (Jessi Colter cover)
4Hamburger Martyr


Little Baby Buntin' (1987, Touch & Go Records)
1Cotton Balls
2The Puppy
3Hi There
4Ballad Of My Old Man
5The Rub
63/4 Inch Drill Bit
7I Am, I Said (Neil Diamond cover)
9Never Gave Me A Kiss
10The Noble Art Of Self-Defense

The CD rerelease in 1989 includes Intellectuals are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite.

Twelve Point Buck (1989, Touch & Go Records)
1New Pants And Shirt
2Space: 1999
5Man vs. Nature
6Gates Of Heaven
7Pig Foot And Beer
8Seven Thunders
9Free Love In Amsterdam
10Ted Key Beefs

For Ladies Only (1989, Touch & Go Records)
1Hush (Deep Purple cover)
2Good Lovin' Gone Bad (Bad Company cover)
3Burnin' Love (Elvis Presley cover)
4You've Never Been This Far Before (Conway Twitty cover)
5One Tin Soldier, The Legend Of Billy Jack (Original Caste cover)
6Take The Money And Run (The Steve Miller Band cover)
7Mr. Soul (Neil Young cover)
8Funk #49 (James Gang cover)
9American Pie (Don McLean cover)

Released as a collection of five 7"s, each a different color. Re-issued on CD in 1990. Produced by Butch Vig. Steve Albini provides an essay on unicorns in the liner notes.

Uncompromising War on Art Under the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1994, Touch & Go Records)
1Final Market
2Knuckles The Dog (Who Helps People)
3Turkey Shoot
4Grandma Smith Said A Curious Thing
5Hot'n'Nasty (Black Oak Arkansas cover)
6Peach Pie
7Enemy Of The People
8Earl Scheib
9Das Kapital
10The Pig Was Cool
11Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?

Killdozer's Communist album. The CD includes a reissue of the Burl EP.

God Hears The Pleas Of The Innocent (1995, Touch & Go Records)
1A Mother Has A Hard Road
2Porky's Dad
3Pour Man (Lee Hazlewood cover)
4The Buzzard
5Paul Doesn't Understand Jazz
6Daddy's Boy
7The Nobbies (A Sea Chantey)
8Big Song Of Hell
9Cannonball Run II '95
10I Have Seen Grown Men Cry

The Last Waltz (1997, Man's Ruin Records)
1Porky's Dad
2The Nobbies
3Man Of Meat
4I've Seen Grown Men Cry
5A Mother's Road
6Space: 1999
8A Xmas Song
9Knuckles The Dog (Who Helps People)
10Cannonball Run III '97
11Mama's Boy
12Way Down In Old Alabam' (Cover of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
13Song For Grand Forks (Cover of "When The Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin)

Live album, representative of their final tour, Fuck You, We Quit!. Recorded on 16 November 1996 at The Unicorn in Milwaukee, WI.

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