Spahn Ranch

Spahn Ranch

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Spahn Ranch was formed in Los Angeles by Matt Green who had moved from his native New York the previous year. Using the finances he had saved. Matt invited New York Rob Morton (his intermittent musical partner of the preceding five years) to Los Angeles to begin recording. The result was a four song ep that was recorded in June. Vocals were supplied by Scott Franklin, a friend of Matt's who was actually involved in another band at the time, but agreed to sing on the ep.

The self-titled release was recorded and mixed by Rod O'Brian at the Backroom in Glendale, CA in September of that year. A talented engineer, Rod's huge body of work included Bowie, Eno, and The Talking Heads. The newly formed Los Angeles-bassed label Cleopatra Records, agreed to realese the self-titled ep. In October, Matt and Rob contributed a new track, "Machine Politics" to the Cleopatra compilation "The Whip".

Shortly after the realease, Cleopatra Records informed Matt and Rob that their ep had been well received by the press and fans alike. Cleopatra also recommended that they find a full-time vocalist and consider recording an album. Coincidentally, Athan Maroulis, (a friend of the duo) had moved to L.A. at this time. Athan (a vocalist the duo admired) was asked to join the group. In April/May of that year, their debut album "Collateral Damage", was recorded. Judson Leach engineered the recording in his JLAB Studio in West Hollywood. Rob produced the music, while the vocals were overseen by Matt.
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Spahn Ranch Discography

Albums

Spahn Ranch Collateral Damage (Album) Cleopatra US 1993 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch The Coiled One (Album) Cleopatra, Cleopatra US 1995 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch Architecture (Album) Cleopatra Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch Beat Noir (Album) Cleopatra US 1998 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch Closure (Album) Cleopatra UK 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CLEO 59432, CLEO59432 Spahn Ranch Spahn Ranch(CD, EP) Cleopatra, Cleopatra CLEO 59432, CLEO59432 US 1992 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch The Blackmail Starters Kit (EP) Cleopatra US 1994 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 116 Spahn Ranch Breath And Taxes(CD, EP) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 116 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CLP 97402 Spahn Ranch In Parts Assembled Solely(CD, EP, Dig) Cleopatra CLP 97402 US 1996 Sell This Version
Spahn Ranch Retrofit EP (EP) Cleopatra US 1997 Sell This Version

Compilations

CLP 0868-2 Spahn Ranch Anthology 1992-1994(2xCD, Comp) Cleopatra CLP 0868-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

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Cyberdeath

Cyberdeath

July 17, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Spahn Ranch offers us the aggro side of Front 242 mixed with the electric insanity of Foetus Inc.

They are recorded by Cleopatra Records in America and by Zoth Ommog in Europe.

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