45 Grave

Formed: Los Angeles, California, USA

45 Grave

ABOVE: Photo by Bob Siedemann

Celebrated but commercially underachieving deathrock band led by the wonderfully named Dinah Cancer.

Classic Lineup (1979-1990):

Dinah Cancer - vocals (ex-Vox Pop/Nervous Gender)
Paul Cutler - guitar, backing vocals, keyboards (ex-Vox Pop/The Consumers)
Paul Roessler - keyboards, backing vocals (actually joined in 1980)
Rob Ritter (aka Rob Graves)- bass, backing vocals (ex-The Bags) R.I.P. 1990
Don Bolles - drums, backing vocals (ex-Germs)

Other Members:

Pat Smear - guested on guitar (1981)
Mikey Borens - guitar (1983–1984)
Del Hopkins - drums, keyboards (intermittently, 1980–1986)
Bruce Duff - bass (intermittently, 1983–1985)

Lineup info nicked from Wikipedia.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Subsequent studio albums: Pick Your Poison (2012).

Singles & Albums

45 Grave - Black CrossBlack Cross (7", 1981)

45 Grave - PhantomsPhantoms (12", 1983)

45 Grave - Sleep In SafetySleep In Safety (LP, 1983)

45 Grave - School's OutSchool's Out (12", 1984)

Extraneous Releases

45 Grave - What Is 45 Grave? A Tale Of Strange Phenomena What Is 45 Grave? A Tale Of Strange Phenomena (12", 1984)

AutopsyAutopsy (LP/CD, 1987)

Only The Good Die YoungOnly The Good Die Young (CD, 1989)

Debasement TapesDebasement Tapes (CD, 1993)

A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983 (LP/CD, 2008)

45 Grave - Evil / Party Time 7"Evil / Party Time (7", 2008)

Various Artists

Darker Skratcher US LP 1980 (Los Angeles Free Music Society): Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood

Hell Comes To Your House US LP 1981 (Bemisbrain): Evil / Concerned Citizen / 45 Grave

The Enigma Variations US 2xLP 1985 (Enigma): Insurance From God

The Return Of The Living Dead US LP/CD 1985 (Enigma): Partytime (Zombie Version)

Original Soundtrack - Return Of The Living Dead Parts 1 & 2 US CD 1999 (Tartan Music Company): Partytime (Zombie Version)

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Links

45 Grave - Official homepage

Epsilon Is Epsilon - 'When the Dream Hits Play': 45 Grave Past and Present - A very good article here, folks!

 

 

 

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