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San Francisco, United States (1988 – present)

Oxbow is a long-lived band formed in 1988 in San Francisco, California that is notable for their prolific touring and unique sound. Oxbow plays a blend of , , musique concrète (AMG), and , creating soundscapes caustic, or plangent, with overtones of paranoia, revulsion, exaltation.

The first album in 1989 combining the squall of bands like The Birthday Party with elements of free jazz and musique concrète from Oxbow, Fuckfest, met with international success and created a small but loyal following that has grown ever since.

Followed in 1992 by King of the Jews. The menacing The Balls in the Great Meat Grinder Collection also appeared in 1992, and after 1995’s Steve Albini-produced Let Me Be a Woman Oxbow signed to the SST label for 1997’s Serenade in Red, which featured guest vocals from Marianne Faithfull.

They released a split EP with the Italian band White Tornado in 1999, followed by An Evil Heat in 2002. The compilation Love That’s Last: A Wholly Hypnographic and Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow arrived in 2006.

Wenner has also played with God and Swell.

The original lineup:

Eugene S. Robinson - vocals;
Niko Wenner - guitars, keyboards;
Dan Adams - bass guitar, keyboards;
Greg Davis - drums, percussion.

Former members:

Tom Dobrov - drums.


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  • EugeneFuck


    22 Apr 11:44pm Reply
  • wingsoftoast

    Either way, they were small stooges. Joke!!! I'm running away as I type...

    11 Apr 5:49pm Reply
  • EugeneFuck

    stooges? hahaha….only one way to find out, sir.

    4 Mar 2:33am Reply
  • wingsoftoast

    great live band - know what performing means. Saw them at Camden Underworld years ago + there was a lot of confrontation - suspect some people in the audience were stooges - but hey - professional wrestling meets post-punk swamp blues - who's complaining?

    19 Feb 12:16am Reply
  • MastaBanana

    Recenzja "An Evil Heat":

    20 Jan 5:47pm Reply
  • EugeneFuck

    well I believe you can listen to it on YouTube….who will, if lies are to be believed, pay me for your listening. but who knows?

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mathcore16

    i still wanna hear it but i'll wait till i have the fund$ to buy i swear

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mathcore16

    eugene, i posted here asking if anyone had a download link to the black face 7"... you 'discouraged' me within hours and the terror never really subsided

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mistymaze57

    Whoever the fuck tagged them as 'post-rock' should be shot. Imbecile!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • EugeneFuck

    did I? did I have a reason for doing so?

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mathcore16

    eugene once threatened me on last fm, it was v distressing

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zkl2wwa

    'Sunday' is fucking magnificent.

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lefragileebouy

    Cannot get enough of these bastards. Thin Black Duke out soon I hope.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Afangefel


    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Winner Everytime >

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • oaquard

    omg [2] O_O

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ibreatheoxygen

    This band is fucking killing me lately.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire


    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • EugeneFuck

    A LONG SLOW SCREW is the novel. FIGHT: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ASS KICKING BUT WERE AFRAID YOU'D GET YOUR ASS KICKED FOR ASKING is non-fiction. And I have not won a gold medal in anything. But I compete all the time. And I don't pick fights with ANYone in the audience. I just have a highly refined sense of politesse. Hope that helps.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    nope, I heard it was about the notion of fighting, sounds interesting...but I never took a look at Eugene's writings yet

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
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