The Vampire Lezbos are a politically & socially charged punk rock band that sings about truth and life and what many won’t, or can’t…and in true punk detail. They question everything…including those ‘taboo’ subjects which many people invest much of their identities in, and are thus, unpopular to question. And this is where the controversy begins.
Fear = Control, Fear = $, Talk – Research = Stupidity. Talk – Action = Zero.
To quote Michael Ellner: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality.”
Born in the summer of Orwell’s 1984, in Spokane, Washington…USA. Time was also served in Portland, Maine; Seattle, Washington and Auckland, New Zealand. They are currently based back in Spokane, Washington and released their last full length record, ‘2012’ on digital and cd, in 2009. This was a cd only release, with bonus material which included their 1986 unreleased demo with Rob Westergard singing. Remixed/remastered digital recordings of their 4 albums are now available at www.jamendo.com
Lezbos songs have been included on the ‘Spokanarchy’ compilation cd and movie, http://www.spokanarchy.com, and the ‘No Seattle’ compilation, on Soul Jazz Records out of the UK, https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/no-seattle-forgotten-sounds-of-the-north-west-grunge-era-1986-97. Vampire Lezbos were featured in the movies “Spokanarchy’ (2011) http://www.spokanarchy.com and Yikes! Vipers (1990) http://www.superfantasticultra.com/Yikes-Vipers. Also featured in the books, ‘I Found My Friends: The Oral History Of Nirvana’ by Nick Soulsby, https://nirvana-legacy.com/2015/01/09/new-nirvana-i-found-my-friends-210-musicians-170-bands-the-oral-history-of-nirvana-1987-1994/, and ‘The Band Name Book’ by Noel Hudson, https://www.amazon.com/Band-Name-Book-Noel-Hudson/dp/1550464876. Big deal. The future is more exciting.
Touring of the United States & Canada started in 1985 and continued on through the nineties. After a 10 year touring hiatus, they hit the road again in 2005 and then once again in 2009, supporting their latest ‘2012’ album.
Eleven U.S./Canadian tours enabled the Lezbos to play with some competent bands like: D.O.A., Adrenalin O.D., Dough Boys, Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds, Queers, Fugazi, Faith No More, Gang Of Four, Bad Religion, Toxic Reasons, Nation Of Ulysses, Operation Ivy, All, Adolescents, Battalion Of Saints, Poison Idea, Neurosis, Verbal Abuse, Beyond Possession, Shudder To Think, Skinyard, Filth, Raunchettes, JFA, Dead Milkmen, L7, Everclear, Nirvana and many others.
The Vampire Lezbos are busily working on their 5th full length album.
David Whiting/guitar/vocals; Jeff Duty/bass/vocals; Jon Swanstrom/guitar/vocals; Davey DeLong/drums/vocals
In honor of past Lezbos: Phil Giordano (R.I.P.)– Drums (Skull 69, G.G. Allin, The Murderers, Twisted Roots); Dave Rankin (R.I.P.) – Drums (One Inch Of Skin, 6 Gig); Bob Murderer – Bass, vocals (The Murderers, G.G. Allin); Damian Pianka – Drums (Coffin Lids, Throwaways); Chad Smith – Drums, vocals (The Dobermans); Brad Muller – Bass, vocals (Strangulon); Scott Partridge (R.I.P.) – Bass, vocals, (Stagnation, Twisted Roots); Spencer Fairhurst – Bass, vocals; Rob Westergard – Vocals (Mach Turtle, Bonneville Power); Mike Hill – Drums; Mik Nei – Guitar; David McMahon – Guitar, drums, vocals; Sims – drums; Mick Majka/bass/vocals.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything
We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from.
Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, after his Apollo 14 Moon flight in 1971.