Biography

Powerful foursome from Springfield, IL, N.I.L.8 debuted in 1989 with their first vinyl record featuring “Last Flash of Paisley Pastel” and “Too Loud,” followed by the self-produced Six Inch Extension in 1991. Led by brothers Jeff Williams and Bruce Williams, the band signed up to Fundamental Records before issuing Hallelujah I’m Gonna Kill Myself in 1993. N.I.L.8 started getting involved in the U.S. hardcore punk field, performing intense live shows with songs mainly based on social issues. 1995’s Eunuch became their first Fuse Records release, followed by the reissue of Hallelujah I’m Gonna Kiss Myself in 1996 and Doug a year later.
~ Drago Bonacich, All Music Guide

LAST FLASH OF PAISLEY PASTEL
Released on Loach Records in 1989. Paisley ended up on CMJ Music Sampler …17. First vinyl release by the fellas.
Last Flash of Paisley Pastel / Too Loud

SIX INCH EXTENSION
Released on Fundamental in 1991. Recorded in the William’s brothers mom’s garage. Recording quality leaves a little to be desired, but still a favorite among long-time fans.
Apocalypse Man / No More Cover / Walk Around / Train / King of Spain / Ghostrider / Eight Feet Under / Flourescent Dream / I’m Like The Rest / In My Sleep / Day-Glo Graveyards / A New Way To Die

HALLELUJAH, I’M GONNA KILL MYSELF
Released on Fundamental in 1993. No longer available as Kill Myself.
Medicine Man / Kaleidoscope / Green Eggs & Ham / Northwest Incinerator / Pissed / Severed Lullaby / Chain / Political Suicide / Switch Drops / Shallow Holes / Novocaine

EUNUCH
Released on Fuse Records in 1995. Last record with Lance on the drums.
Cathedral of Erotic Misery / Nothing To Laugh About / Living Tar / Porno Star / Hobgoblinspookadelic / Balled Up Into One / Invisible / Slips Away / Deceived / Mineral Spirits / Overload / Push It Down / Stone Thrower / I’m Insane Go

THE HALLOWEEN 7”
Recorded Live by Lance R. at the Metro in Chicago, 1996. First release with Walnuts.
Zombie Slut / Nothing To Laugh About / Where’s the Chords / Balled Up Into One / Land of the Lost

HALLELUJAH, I’M GONNA KISS MYSELF
Released on Fuse Records in 1996. Originally released in 1993 on Fundamental as “Hallelujah, I’m Gonna Kill Myself”
Medicine Man / Kaleidoscope / Green Eggs & Ham / Northwest Incinerator / Pissed / Severed Lullaby / Chain / Political Suicide / Switch Drops / Shallow Holes / Novocaine / Shallow Holes (live)

DOUG
Released on Fuse Records, 1997. First full-length with Walnuts on the drums.
Land of the Lost / Doug / Basement Show / Old MacDonald’s Straightedge Dilemma / Dominatrix / Zombie Slut / Blood on the Saddle / Heatmiser / Vomitina / Sorrow / Conqueror / Mama Cheeseburger / Edge of the Empire / The Insanity of Drayton Sawyer and His Hallucination of Love Brought on by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II

HALLOWEEN HOGWASH
19 songs and one is a Gloria Jones/Soft Cell cover job dude! [well… sorta]

Edited by mudface on 12 Jul 2007, 18:35

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Tainted Love is not a Manson cover. Soft Cell wrote Tainted Love.

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