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Formed in 1984, Sonoma county's groove/thrash/bad-acid/punk/noise/metal/samba trio Victims Family has earned a reputation as one of the most consistently interesting bands in the underground. Musically diverse and lyrically ironic and topical, the group has become known for its prodigious displays: intense, impassioned playing while maintaining a sense of humor when singing about war, mass-murder, Barbara Walters, David Korsesh, greed, disease, soggy cereal, white bread, CIA drug smuggling, suicide, religious dogma, psychoanalysis, roommates from hell, unrequited love, and the music industry, among other things.

     The group released two albums before the departure of drummer Devon VrMeer, who left to pursue fatherhood. When Tim Solyan, the band's former roadie, stepped in to fill Devon's shoes, the guys had a solid roadworthy unit for touring, which they proceeded to do - a lot.

     Their third album, White Bread Blues, soon followed and was received on a much wider critical and commercial scale than before. More touring throughout the US and especially Europe cemented the group's reputation as an incendiary live act. The Germ, their fourth album, and their debut for Alternative Tentacles Records, was a brooding, noisier excursion.

     More touring. Then, after a severe case of road-burnout forced them into a premature split, the guys went their separate ways for a time.

     After a ten-month breakup they reformed in the spring of 1993 to play a sold-out show at San Francisco's Kennel Club, and this led to plans for a new album. Headache Remedy was the resulting recording, and was released by Alternative Tentacles in February, 1994. A recording of the band's final show was released less than a year later, in 1995. Entitled Four Great Thrash Songs, the NorCal trio is showcased doing what they do best: astounding one and all with sheer excess! Founding members Ralph and Larry went on to play in Alternative Tentacles artists' Saturn's Flea Collar, Hellworms, and now, The Freak Accident!

Ralph Spight Guitar, Vocals
Tim Solyan Drums
Larry Boothroyd Bass
Victims Family c/o Alternative Tentacles Records
P.O. Box 419092
San Francisco CA
94141-9092 USA
1986 Voltage and Violets LP Mordam
1988 Things I Hate to Admit LP Mordam
1988 Son of a Church Card/Quivering Lip 7" Mordam
1990 White Bread Blues LP Mordam
1990 "Burly Jalisco" on Sasquach compilation 7" Kirbdog
1991 "My Evil Twin" on split 7" with Coffin Break Rave
1992 "Ill in the Head" on Virus 100 Comp. LP Alternative Tentacles
1992 The Germ LP Alternative Tentacles
1993 Maybe if I... 7" Alternative Tentacles
1994 Headache Remedy LP Alternative Tentacles
1995 Four Great Thrash Songs LP Alternative Tentacles

I'm a Don Quixote fuckin' windmill fightin' dude
I can't understand all of the things I see you do
oh your brain is full of sludge; religion and TV
I'm against your doughnuts and your food from KFC
I'm hiding in the stretch marks on Rush Limbaugh's butt
Why does everything you believe make me just wanna nuts?

Now I understand why people wanna buy a gun
to pick off people randomly from shopping center roofs
it's me against the world and the world is going down
I couldn't give a shit about the people in your town
I'm killing all your cops with my electric guitar
and I'm driving on the wrong side of the road when I steal your car.

I cry, I bleed, I shit, I sneeze, I write, I read, I can't believe
lies you believe so constantly and thoughtlessly
hypocrisy and lies.
Everywhere I look I see a zombie with a gun
demanding a rematch for all the battles they haven't won
I've got atomic bombs to blow you the fuck outta here
I see another zombie every time I look in the mirror
Me vs. everything.
     "Me Vs. Everything" from Headache Remedy (Virus 138)

Taken from virus277Apocalypse Always

"worthy adversary"
Taken from virus266Apocalicious

List all available merchandise by Victims Family

1992 Virus 100
1992 The Germ
1993 Maybe If I...
1994 Headache Remedy
1994 4 Great Thrash Songs (Live)
1996 Stretch To Activate
1996 The Day The Needles Stood Still
1996 Monosyllabic
1998 Crowd Repellent
2000 Ecstasy of the Agony
2001 Apocalicious
2001 Split
2002 Apocalypse Always
2004 self-titled
2008 Out Of Africa
2009 Audacity Of Hype
2010 Helpers On The Other Side
2011 Enhanced Methods of Questioning
2012 Have A Nice Day
2012 Shock-U-Py!
2013 White People And The Damage Done
2014 Entangle

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