Unsane

Unsane

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Formed - 1988 in New York.

Noise rock trio of Chris Spencer (The Cutthroats 9), Vincent Signorelli (Swans) and Dave Curran (The Cutthroats 9 & The J.J. Paradise Players Club). The original lineup consisted of Spencer, Pete Shore and drummer Charlie Ondras, who passed away from a drug overdose in 1992.

The video for the song "Scrape" (from their 1995 album Scattered, Smothered & Covered) received a lot of airplay on MTV and became their biggest hit to date.

Note - in order to avoid confusion with the heavy metal band of the same name, they often use the suffix "NYC".
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Unsane Discography

Albums

Unsane Unsane (Album) Matador Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Unsane Total Destruction (Album) City Slang US 1993 Sell This Version
Unsane Scattered, Smothered & Covered (Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Unsane Attack In Japan (Album) SPV GmbH, Rebel Rec., ZK Records Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Unsane Amrep Christmas (Album) Man's Ruin Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Unsane Occupational Hazard (Album) Relapse Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Unsane Blood Run (Album) Relapse Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Unsane Visqueen (Album) Ipecac Recordings Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Unsane Wreck (Album) Alternative Tentacles US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Unsane N.Y.C.* This Town / Urge To Kill (Single) Treehouse Records (2) US 1989 Sell This Version
Unsane Vandal-X b/w Streetsweeper (Single) Sub Pop US 1990 Sell This Version
GR 0090 Unsane Concrete Bed / El Mundo(7", Single) Glitterhouse Records GR 0090 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Unsane Jungle Music / Blood Boy / My Right P.C.P. Productions US 1991 Sell This Version
Unsane / Slug (6) Unsane / Slug (6) - Breathththing Out / Streetsweeper PCP Entertainment US 1992 Sell This Version
Unsane Body Bomb (Single) Matador, Atlantic US 1993 Sell This Version
Unsane The Peel Sessions (EP, Comp) Strange Fruit UK 1993 Sell This Version
ZIKS-023 Unsane / Copass Grinderz Unsane / Copass Grinderz - Live!(7") ZK Records ZIKS-023 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
MR-024 Unsane Sick(7", Single, Pin) Man's Ruin Records MR-024 US 1996 Sell This Version
Hole 016 Unsane / Feedtime Unsane / Feedtime - No Soul / Weekend Warrior(7") Black Hole Records Hole 016 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
PAN 019 Unsane / Hint (3) Unsane / Hint (3) - Erase Yer Head # 5(7") Pandemonium Records (2) PAN 019 France 1997 Sell This Version
none Unsane Committed / Over Me(7", Single) Galaxia none US 1998 Sell This Version
DC996 Unsane This Plan Australian Tour Single(7", Ltd) D.C Records DC996 US 2001 Sell This Version
Unsane / Melvins Unsane / Melvins - Amphetamine Reptile Records Cage Match Amphetamine Reptile Records US 2012 Sell This Version
DB019 Unsane Grind(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Yel) Decibel Flexi Series DB019 US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

Unsane Singles 89-92 (Comp) Matador US 1992 Sell This Version

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teflonrobg

teflonrobg

March 9, 2016
Oh yeah, Scattered, Smothered & Covered is getting a vinyl reissue.
Alastis

Alastis

March 31, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Along with Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth (although on an entirely different musical plane), NYC favorite sons Unsane are one of those bands that seems to epitomize what the city is about. By now, many people are familiar with their trademarks - raw and noisy rock music with heavily distorted vocals courtesy of Chris Spencer and bloody record covers, featuring nearly everything from the man lying on the subway tracks with his head cut off to a girl in the bathub on their latest "Blood Run". They went on a hiatus in the mid 90s and suffered the death of a drummer Charlie Ondras in 1992. But as of now, all of those black clouds seem to be gone and they're back to form. Long may they reigh.

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