Origin Formed in Last label Status
United States of America (Cleveland, Ohio) 1987 Massacre Records Split-up
Last known line-up
Don Foose - Vocals
Scott Roberts - Guitar (Bloodclot!, Biohazard, Cro-Mags)
Steve Swanson - Bass
Eric Matthews - Drums (Red Giant, Pro-Pain)
Eric Klinger - Guitar (Built Upon Frustration, Pro-Pain, Bloodclot!)
Chris Andrews - Guitar
Joe Gizmo - Vocals
John Keener - Vocals
An early formation of the band was called Joe Gizmo and the Spudmonsters.
Cleveland natives the Spudmonsters play an aggressive brand of hardcore punk-influenced alternative/rap-metal. Formed in 1989, the group consisted of vocalist Don Foose, guitarists Scott Roberts and Chris Andrews, bassist Steve Swanson, and drummer Eric Matthews; they built a strong following in the Midwest through touring and signed with Germany's Massacre label in 1992. Their debut album, Stop the Madness, was released in 1993, appearing in the U.S. the following year. 1995 saw the band's second Massacre album, No Guarantees; Andrews left the band a year later and was replaced by Eric Klinger for the Spudmonsters' first album for Century Media, Moment of Truth. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
DEVO,DEAD BOYS,THE EASTER MONKEYS,THE DARK,THE RAGGED BAGS,FALSE HOPE,FAITH NO MORE,THE GUNS,THE DEAD KENEDYS,MOTORHEAD,THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS,THE IDIOT HUMANS,GBH,BLACK SABBATH,TITTIES AND BEER,BUZZCOCKS,RUNAWAYS,SEX PISTOLS,ANTHRAX,AN SIT In the early years the band recorded at least 5 official demo tapes, and as also included members of Mystik, Civil Disobedience, and many, many other members of Cleveland Metal bands. The Spudmonsters also appeared on the following compilations...
"Heavy Artillery" (1990)
"Metal Massacre IX" (1990)
"Convicted To The Avant Garde" (1989)
"Distant Thunder: Sounds of The Cleveland Metal Storm" (1989)
The band reformed for a show in May 2007.
First full-length album is a blend of Thrash Metal and Hardcore. The band left out the Thrash-sound more and more on later albums and turned more towards Hardcore.
01. Death Sucks
02. Stop The Madness
03. Repo Man
04. Self Proclaimed Expert
05. I'm Not Guilty
06. Black Lies
07. Garbage Day
10. Toe Jam - Preppy Peckernecks
11. War Games
14. 10 Lbs. Of Shit In A 5 Lb. Bag
15. Too Sick To Die
16. Have A Nice Day
17. Permanent Solution