Harvey Milk

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Harvey Milk are an experimental rock band that formed in Athens, Georgia in the early 1990s.

The band, despite playing numerous live shows and releasing a slew of 7" singles and three full length albums, never received much attention outside of their local fanbase. Even when they were together, Harvey Milk releases were notoriously hard to find.

It was not until years after the band's demise that their singles, as well as all three full length albums, saw re-release through various labels, most notably Relapse Records.

While Harvey Milk invariably draws comparisons to the Melvins, due to their penchant for slow, heavy riffs, the band has touched upon such artists as ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Leonard Cohen as influences in their music. They even went so far as to perform a live show consisting of nothing but Hank Williams covers.

They are named after Harvey Milk, San Francisco, California's first openly gay city supervisor, who was murdered in 1978.

Harvey Milk's historic core (Creston Spiers, Stephen Tanner & Paul Trudeau) reunited in 2006 to record "Special Wishes".
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YESHA 4 Harvey Milk - My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment Of What My Love Could Be album art Harvey Milk My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment Of What My Love Could Be (Album) Yesha, Inc. YESHA 4 US 1994 Sell This Version
Rep 22 Harvey Milk - Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men album art Harvey Milk Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men (Album) Reproductive Records Rep 22 US 1996 Sell This Version
REP 26 Harvey Milk - The Pleaser album art Harvey Milk The Pleaser (Album) Reproductive Records REP 26 US 1997 Sell This Version
EA26.0, CROWDED 30, CCA 030 Harvey Milk - The Kelly Sessions album art Harvey Milk The Kelly Sessions(CD, Album, Ltd) Escape Artist Records, Crowd Control Activities, Crowd Control Activities EA26.0, CROWDED 30, CCA 030 US 2004 Sell This Version
TMU 170 Harvey Milk - Special Wishes album art Harvey Milk Special Wishes (Album) Troubleman Unlimited TMU 170 US 2006 Sell This Version
HYH-159 Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game In Town album art Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game In Town (Album) Hydra Head Records HYH-159 US 2008 Sell This Version
CAP006 Harvey Milk - Live At Supersonic July 12 2008 album art Harvey Milk Live At Supersonic July 12 2008 Capsule CAP006 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HH666-181 Harvey Milk - Harvey Milk album art Harvey Milk Harvey Milk (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-181 US 2009 Sell This Version
HH666-206 Harvey Milk - A Small Turn Of Human Kindness album art Harvey Milk A Small Turn Of Human Kindness (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-206 US 2010 Sell This Version
Rep 26L Harvey Milk - Live Pleaser album art Harvey Milk Live Pleaser(CDr, Album) Reproductive Records Rep 26L US Unknown Sell This Version
Rep 31 Harvey Milk - Live At TT The Bear's 30 May 1996 album art Harvey Milk Live At TT The Bear's 30 May 1996(CDr, MiniAlbum) Reproductive Records Rep 31 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Harvey Milk - Pals Forever album art Hayride & Harvey Milk Hayride & Harvey Milk - Pals Forever(7", Cle) Self Rising Records none US 1992 Sell This Version
REZ-02 Harvey Milk - Sunshine, Good Times & Fine Wine B/W Women Dig It album art Harvey Milk Sunshine, Good Times & Fine Wine B/W Women Dig It Reservation Records REZ-02 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Harvey Milk - The Martians / Harvey Milk  album art The Martians (2) / Harvey Milk The Martians (2) / Harvey Milk - The Martians / Harvey Milk (7") Reservation Records, Self Rising Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
HBR-011 Harvey Milk - I Do Not Know How To Live My Life album art Harvey Milk I Do Not Know How To Live My Life Half Baked Records HBR-011 US 1995 Sell This Version
FIG 023 Harvey Milk - Yer Mouse Gets My Dander Up album art Harvey Milk Yer Mouse Gets My Dander Up(7", Single) Figurehead Records FIG 023 US 1995 Sell This Version
none, TMU7-179 Harvey Milk - I Got A Love album art Harvey Milk I Got A Love Mega Blade, Troubleman Unlimited none, TMU7-179 US 2006 Sell This Version
CHKDVD004, CHK004, CHKDVD004.5, CHK004.5 Harvey Milk - >Anthem album art Harvey Milk >Anthem (EP) Chunklet Magazine, Chunklet Magazine, Chunklet Magazine, Chunklet Magazine CHKDVD004, CHK004, CHKDVD004.5, CHK004.5 US 2006 Sell This Version
21540 Harvey Milk - F*#k You Guys album art Hayride And Harvey Milk Hayride And Harvey Milk - F*#k You Guys(7") Superfluous Umlaut Records 21540 US 2006 Sell This Version
VEVC 0009 Harvey Milk - Harvey Milk / Wildildlife album art Harvey Milk / Wildildlife Harvey Milk / Wildildlife - Harvey Milk / Wildildlife(7", Ltd, Num, Whi) Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club VEVC 0009 US 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

RR 6580, RR 6580-2 Harvey Milk - The Singles album art Harvey Milk The Singles (Comp) Relapse Records, Relapse Records RR 6580, RR 6580-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Harvey Milk - Live WFMU SXSW Showcase At Spiro's In Austin, TX On 3/14/2008 album art Harvey Milk Live WFMU SXSW Showcase At Spiro's In Austin, TX On 3/14/2008(6xFile, MP3, 256) WFMU none 2008

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surreptitious

surreptitious

November 13, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
criminally underappreciated band (& perhaps all the better for it?).
superb musicianship; tight, heavy & with wry humour amidst the pained vocal howls.
genuinely. that. fucking. good.
your neighbours will love it - I know mine do :-P

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