Hardcore/Punk band from Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Formed in 1983, no longer active.


SSR-12001 Koro - Speed Kills album art Koro Speed Kills (MiniAlbum) Sorry State, Sorry State SSR-12001 US 2006 Sell This Version

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none Koro - EP album art Koro EP (EP) Not On Label (Koro Self-released) none US 1983 Sell This Version


1201 Koro - Speed Kills + album art Koro Speed Kills +(CD, Comp) Sorry State 1201 US 2006 Sell This Version

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April 19, 2015
These were the members of the band, for anyone who can navigate making the necessary changes to the info above, which currently only mentions Dave Teague: Carl Snow (guitar), Dave Teague (guitar), Scot Simple (vocal), Bill Baker (drums), Ron Funnell (bass). http://www.jacop.net/truth_koro.html : http://lynnpoint.com/greatest_knoxville_records_of_all_time_metro_pulse.htm . Also, the EP, the only one released by Koro, was originally called 8 Songs for a Grave Age. I found this bit from an interview with Carl (I'll give the URL after): "The original EP was regular size with gatefold cover and a hand written phone number inside and "the baby" on the EP itself. What you are referring to must be one of the many bootlegs out there. So, all told, baby plus phone plus lyrics plus old English KORO writing (cover- Koro, 8 songs for a grave age), hand done back and sleeve is original.....ANY others are boots." https://files.nyu.edu/cch223/public/usa/info/koro_daveinter.html


April 19, 2015
I wish someone who knows how would add Carl Snow to the members of Koro. I was in a band in Knoxville at the same time. I listened to a lot of hardcore at the time, and these Tennessee guys, with the first sub-published "EP," are one of very best examples of it, blowing many, most, of the more known groups, away... not that it was a competition... just wish they were better known as one the best bands of the genre. I wish I still had my copy of the EP, as the original release appears to be either unavailable or periodically available at an outrageous price. I honestly can't remember who else was in the band besides Carl and David, but Carl Snow was fantastic and should be listed above as a member, a key one. I can't believe I can't remember who was on drums... very good, and anyone wanting a solid hardcore collection HAS to pick up the reissue of "EP." Little known perhaps, but seminal.

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