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Spahn Ranch is the name of two bands:
1. An industrial group from LA
2. A post-punk act from Detroit

The first and most well known is the Los Angeles electronic-industrial music group, formed in 1992 by Matt Green and his New York-based collaborator, Rob Morton. The group signed to Cleopatra Records. That same year, a self-titled, four-song EP with vocals supplied by Scott Franklin (later to become bassist for The Cramps), was released. In 1993, they added vocalist Athan Maroulis and recorded their debut album Collateral Damage. Their sophomore effort, The Coiled One, appeared two years later in the midst of Morton leaving the band due to creative and logistical differences. After his departure, the line-up was expanded to include Christian Death drummer David Glass, Screams for Tina guitarist Kent Bancroft, and Tubalcain drummer Harry Lewis. This offered a beginning of the fuller, more diverse, dark electro-industrial sound that Spahn Ranch would continue to pursue. By 1997 Spahn Ranch pared themselves down to a tight, three-piece unit of Green, Maroulis and Lewis.
Architecture, released in 1997, featured contributions from Killing Joke/Prong bassist Paul Raven and Rockats/Nancy Sinatra guitarist Danny B. Harvey. This album took an even more experimental appraoch to the Spahn Ranch sound, incorporating elements of drum and bass, dub and for the first time, live guitar parts. Beat Noir, in 1998, followed a similar path even further and included work with Bauhaus/Love & Rockets bassist David J.


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  • ketamineface

    Hmm I really didnt realise there were two artists with this name. I'm just gonna stick with the industrial one because usually 2 is too much for me koz im an idiot.

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ardsurd

    Отличная группа!

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • silvercell2

    separate these artists!!!!!

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • k1mm0

    The one that was formed in August of 1986 in Detroit, MI . Love it ! [2]

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gepule

    I love Athans voice!

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • NurVerzweiflung

    I really wish would separate artists, it's annoying having this hippie crap mixed in with good music.

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ebriadesilencio

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • Nerve_Free_Fall

    I fuck to this stuff!

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • neuronero

    The folk band from MI is amazing. The other one, is okay if you're into that kind of thing...

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Tony_Tone

    The one that was formed in August of 1986 in Detroit, MI . Love it !

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    I know Spahn Ranch...not the band...the place...whoa

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    Saw this band with Switchblade Symphony, they have many solid songs. I only own The Coiled One and Architecture. Architecture has many great songs, The Coiled One had only two good songs. I believe they are related to Fahrenheit 451 if memory serves correctly, that band has lots of good stuff (and covers) too. It's been over 10 years so all these comments are in my head and my memory may not be totally accurate!

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • imaloser7


    28 May 2010 Reply
  • nullklever

    some themes sounds like "rock'n'roll+EBM", some themes are present to us time machine effect.... they are perfect! =)

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • Kill9O

    I just discovered this band recently. pretty awesome :]

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • derpimmelmann

    "...Architecture has become my favourite album of theirs by far and is the only one I listen to even yearly." Do you even care anymore? The entire "The Coiled One" is one of the best fucking albums of all time, and the name Matt Green holds a special place in my teenage heart...

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    very interesting band. while Collateral Damage seems to be much Coldwave-Influenced, The Coiled One is very Electro-Industrial-ish with even Electropop / Futurepop-influences (Heretic's Fork for example). Both albums have their bombs on it.

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
  • grustnyi_putnik

    Commination is so cool track!

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Vengefulness

    Great sound

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Sergoy

    Great Band!

    3 May 2009 Reply
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