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Athens, Georgia, United States

Harvey Milk is an American / band that formed in Athens, Georgia, United States in the early 1990s. Despite playing numerous live shows and releasing a slew of 7” singles and three full length albums, they never received much attention outside of their local fanbase. It was not until years after the band’s demise that their singles, as well as all three full length albums, saw re-release through various labels, most notably Relapse Records. They returned in the late 00’s and released two albums.While Harvey Milk invariably draws comparisons to the Melvins, due to their penchant for slow, heavy riffs, the band has touched upon such artists as ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Leonard Cohen as influences in their music. They even went so far as to perform a live show consisting of nothing but Hank Williams covers. One April Fool’s Day gig at the 40 Watt in Athens, they performed R.E.M.’s “Reckoning” from beginning to end while Michael Stipe was in attendance.

The band are named after Harvey Milk, San Francisco, California’s first openly gay city supervisor, who was murdered in 1978.

On June 3, 2008, Harvey Milk released their most recent album, Life… The Best Game In Town. The band toured the eastern and southern US as well as Germany, England, Belgium, France and Scotland during the Summer of 2008. In July 2009, they Co-Headlined a tour with the band Torche.


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  • whuwha

    C) defer to A) and B)

    27 Jan 3:35am Reply
  • bwany

    Is this band fucking great? A) Yes B) Yes

    6 Jan 11:52pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    I started with Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men. Maybe the worst one to start with, but it's still my favorite.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CornishGhost

    special wishes definitely

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Also, Life... is a good one to start with.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • pottlukk

    I would recommend Special Wishes as an introduction to HM.

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Taki90

    what's the best album to start with ? never got a consensus ! that's a good thing i guess..

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ImSimpleEthan

    Harvey Milk is a musical gold mine.

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Bon-

    criminally underrated.

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DoglessEndeavor

    Every time I go through a Harvey Milk phase, it's more intense than the last one. I swear my guitar will never see anything under a set of 13s again.

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    My Love is honestly one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    They are quite possibly the most under appreciated Metal band of all time.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • anxietystomper

    I agree with JamesHippieKid...How the hell is this band overrated? I rarely hear anyone talk about them, and that could just be because I don't hang around in the right circles, but I would say Harvey Milk are underrated if anything.

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OneDrunkWalking

    Heavy as all motherf*in get out. Even heavier than Melvins!

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Rqa

    АЙВ ГАТ Э ЛАВ!!!!

    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • whuwha

    It's okay. Alcohol baby. Depression fuck yeah.

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    V Overrated? No. Not great? also. No. This group's discography is a lot better than solid.

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • Thurible

    This band is overrated. They're solid but not great. Would recommend The Body to people who like this.

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • anIadrift

    Shatters any preconceived notions of what a band should or can be. I imagine this band's music would make some folk uncomfortable. One of the best bands I've discovered along with The Austerity Program....all hail Hydrahead (RIP)

    3 May 2014 Reply
  • Lolzorius

    The band that changed my life

    8 Apr 2014 Reply
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