Oxbow (band)

Oxbow
Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Noise rock
Post-Hardcore
Avant-garde
Years active 1988–present
Labels Hydra Head Records
Associated acts Black Face
Website http://www.theoxbow.com
Members
Dan Adams (bass, keyboards)
Greg Davis (drums, percussion)
Eugene Robinson (vocals)
Niko Wenner (guitars, keyboards)
Past members
Tom Dobrov (drums)

Oxbow is a long-lived Avant-Garde band out of San Francisco, California notable for a unique sound. Oxbow plays a blend of Noise rock, Avant-garde jazz, Musique concrète (AMG), and Blues, creating soundscapes caustic, or plangent, with overtones of paranoia, revulsion, exaltation.

Contents

Members

Current line-up

The first album from Oxbow, Fuckfest, met with international success and created a small but loyal following that has grown ever since.

The band's 2007 album The Narcotic Story was named Best Album of 2007 by Rock-A-Rolla magazine.

Discography

Albums

Release Date Title Label
1989 Fuckfest CFY Records/Pathological Records/Hydra Head Records
1991 King of the Jews CFY Records/Pathological Records/Hydra Head Records
1995 Let Me Be a Woman Brinkman Records/Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records
1996/1997 Serenade in Red Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records/SST Records
2002 An Evil Heat Neurot Recordings
2007 The Narcotic Story Hydra Head Records

EPs

1996 Insylum/The Stabbing Hand Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records

Limited Release Picture Disc EP

2009 Songs for the French Hydra Head Records

Limited Release Vinyl EP

Compilations

1992 Balls in the Great Meat Grinder Collection CD (Compiles the albums King of the Jews and Fuckfest on a single cd, in that order.) Pathological Records
1997 Fuckfest\King of the Jews 2CD (Compiles the albums Fuckfest and King of the Jews in a two CD package.) Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records
2006 Love That's Last CD/DVD (CD includes new, and previously released songs; DVD includes two live performances, a documentary, two 5.1 surround re-mixes, etc., see "DVD" below.) Hydra Head Records
2007 Remixed & Covered CD (Two CD package of remixes/covers of the band Xiu Xiu; Oxbow acoustic duo perform "Saturn.") 5 Rue Christine

Live albums

2008 Oxbow presents: Love's Holiday Orchestra Oxbow duo live at Supersonic 2007 (featuring Justin Broadrick and Stephen O'Malley) (12" vinyl only) Capsule
2008 Fuckfest/12 Galaxies (12 Galaxies: Oxbow acoustic quartet recorded live at 12 Galaxies club, San Francisco, 2008) (limited, hand signed two-cd package) Hydra Head Records
2009 Songs for the French (Side "There" live recordings, Europe, 2008) (12" vinyl only) Hydra Head Records
2011 : stone & towering edifice : LIVE at the BAM (Oxbow acoustic quartet live at UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, 2010) (CD only) Hydra Head Records

Splits

1999 Oxbow Meets White Tornado Wallace Records
2011 Oxbow / Kill Kill Kill (Oxbow song is previously unreleased alternate version of Daughter from 1991 LP, King of the Jews. Mastered 1991/2011 Golden Mastering /

Kill Kill Kill song recorded at Paul Terrace, Los Angeles, CA, 2011) (Vinyl 7")

Hydra Head Records

Music videos

2006 SbarX (video + 5.1 audio mix on Love That's Last DVD, song from An Evil Heat (2002)) Hydra Head Records

DVD

2006 Love That's Last: A Wholly Hypnographic and Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow Hydra Head Records

DVD included in the CD/DVD Compilation Love That's Last: A Wholly Hypnographic and Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow.
There are 6 selections included on the DVD:
1. Music For Adults (documentary film)
2. Music For Adults (outtakes)
3. Oxbow (live in Diksmuide, Belgium, Muziekclub 4AD 19 May 2002)
4. Oxbow (live in San Francisco, USA, Great American Music Hall 14 November 2004)
5. SbarX (video + 5.1 audio mix)
6. The Snake &... (5.1 audio mix)

External links

References

  1. ^ PopMatters review of Eugene S. Robinson's Fight

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