The Blackouts

The Blackouts

Formed in Seattle in 1979, after the breakup of The Telepaths, who's lineup included future Blackouts Erich Werner (2), Mike Davidson, and William Rieflin.

The Blackouts' lineup included lead singer/guitarist Erich Werner (2), bassist Mike Davidson, synth/sax player Roland Barker and drummer William Rieflin. Shortly after their second release, the "Men In Motion EP", Mike Davidson was replaced by Paul Barker, Roland's brother.

Playing their final Seattle show in August 1982, the Blackouts headed for Boston. There they met Ministry's Al Jourgensen who produced their last release, the "Lost Soul's Club EP". Another move, this time to San Francisco, in 1984, was followed by the Blackouts' disintegration in June 1985. By 1986, Paul, Bill and Roland had all joined Ministry.

The remaining Blackout, Erich Werner (2), eventually found his way to The Toiling Midgets in 1992 which broke up in June 1997.

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The Blackouts Discography

Singles & EPs

none The Blackouts 528 Seconds(7", Single) Modern Records (3) none US 1979 Sell This Version
ENG C001 The Blackouts Men In Motion (EP) Engram Records ENG C001 US 1980 Sell This Version
SIT 14 The Blackouts Exchange Of Goods(7", Single) Situation Two SIT 14 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WAX 006 Blackouts* Lost Soul's Club(12") Wax Trax! Records WAX 006 US 1985 Sell This Version


KLP164 Blackouts* History In Reverse (Comp) K KLP164 US 2004 Sell This Version