The very name strikes fear into
the hearts of penitent types everywhere. God Bullies. Hailing from
Kalamazoo, Michigan, home of the state's largest mental facility and some
particularly noxious ground water contamination (both coincidences, we are
assured). God Bullies. Midwestern weirdness from the region that
invented the name. God Bullies
Formed in 1986, the original
line-up recorded 2 albums and 2 singles before attrition and lack of
endurance claimed the lives of bassist Mike Corso and drummer Adam Berg.
Berg was replaced with ex-Cows drummer Tony Oliveri and Corso with
Eric Polcyn, creating a now-even-more-nightmarish-and-ferocious unit,
ultimately coming to fruition on 1990's acclaimed double single, Join
Satan's Army. War on Everybody, an aural autopsy of the world as
we know it, and the band's third album followed closely. God Bullies.
Fronted by the uh, "charismatic"
singer/psychopath Mike Hard, have established themselves as one of the most
popular live bands on the club circuit, especially in their native Midwest,
where faith in a higher power seems to ebb and flow with their coming and
going. God Bullies. Shifting from former label AmRep to the West
Coast's Alternative Tentacles, released album number 4, Kill the
King, another dark and churning release, but not without a touch of
humor. This album will reach out and lift you into a state of ecstasy, then
crush all hope like some ripe grape under an extremely heavy object. God
Bullies. Simply that.
Bullies suffered an untimely demise a few years back (nothing to do with
the Religious Right, or so we're told). Mike Hard and friends went on to
form Thrall.Thrall laid low for awhile, but they came back in to full
swing in 2000 and will be releasing a new album before summer 2001! Amen.
See also Thrall and Queen Bee.