45 GRAVE

Formed: Los Angeles, California, USA

45 GRAVE

ABOVE: Photo by Bob Siedemann

Celebrated but commercially underacheiving death rock band led by the wonderfully named Dinah Cancer.

45 Grave - Sleep In Safety Lineup

45 Grave - Black Cross - US 7" 1981 (Goldar - 1401) A-Side45 Grave - Black Cross - US 7" 1981 (Goldar - 1401) B-Side

ABOVE: Labels for the band's debut single, Black Cross

45 Grave - Sleep In Safety - US LP 1983 (Enigma - ENIGMA 13) - Side 145 Grave - Sleep In Safety - US LP 1983 (Enigma - ENIGMA 13) - Side 2

ABOVE: Labels for the band's debut album, Sleep In Safety

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.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

45 Grave - Black Cross 45 Grave - Phantoms 45 Grave - Sleep In Safety 45 Grave - School's Out  
Black Cross
(7", 1981)
Phantoms
(12", 1983)
Sleep In Safety
(LP, 1983)
School's Out
(12", 1984)
 

Extraneous Releases

45 Grave - What Is 45 Grave? A Tale Of Strange Phenomena Autopsy Only The Good Die Young Debasement Tapes A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983
What Is 45 Grave? A Tale Of Strange Phenomena (12", 1984) Autopsy (CD, 1987) Only The Good Die Young (CD, 1989) Debasement Tapes
(CD, 1993)
A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983 (LP, 2008)
Evil Tracks 45 Grave - Evil / Party Time 7"      
Evil Tracks (MP3, 2008) 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)

Links

45 GRAVE - Official homepage

DINAH CANCER - Official website

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

 

 

 

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