Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk

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 historic core (Creston Spiers, Stephen Tanner & Paul Trudeau) reunited in 2006 to record "Special Wishes".

Harvey Milk Discography


YESHA 4 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) Reproductive Records Rep 22 US 1996 Sell This Version
REP 26 Harvey Milk The Pleaser (Album) Reproductive Records REP 26 US 1997 Sell This Version
EA 26.0, Crowded 30 Harvey Milk The Kelly Sessions(CD, Album, Ltd) Escape Artist Records, Crowd Control Activities EA 26.0, Crowded 30 US 2004 Sell This Version
TMU 170 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) Hydra Head Records HYH-159 US 2008 Sell This Version
HH666-181 Harvey Milk Harvey Milk (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-181 US 2009 Sell This Version
CAP006 Harvey Milk Live At Supersonic July 12 2008 Capsule CAP006 UK 2009 Sell This Version
HH666-206 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(CDr, Album) Reproductive Records Rep 26L US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Hayride & Harvey Milk Hayride & Harvey Milk - Pals Forever(7") Self Rising Records none US 1992 Sell This Version
REZ-02 Harvey Milk Sunshine, Good Times & Fine Wine B/W Women Dig It(7") Reservation Records REZ-02 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Harvey Milk, The Martians (6) Harvey Milk, The Martians (6) - Split 7" single(7") Reservation Records, Self Rising Records none 1993 Sell This Version
HBR-011 Harvey Milk I Do Not Know How To Live My Life Half Baked Records HBR-011 US 1995 Sell This Version
023 Harvey Milk Yer Mouse Gets My Dander Up(7", Single) Figurehead Records 023 US 1995 Sell This Version
CHKDVD004, CHK004.5 Harvey Milk >Anthem Chunklet Magazine, Chunklet Magazine CHKDVD004, CHK004.5 US 2006 Sell This Version
none, TMU7-179 Harvey Milk I Got A Love Mega Blade, Troubleman Unlimited none, TMU7-179 US 2006 Sell This Version
21540 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 / Wildildlife Harvey Milk / Wildildlife - Harvey Milk / Wildildlife(7", Ltd, Num, Whi) Volcom Ent. Vinyl Club VEVC 0009 US 2009 Sell This Version


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


none Harvey Milk Live WFMU SXSW Showcase At Spiro's In Austin, TX On 3/14/2008(6xFile, MP3, 256) WFMU none 2008
Rep 31 Harvey Milk Live At TT The Bear's 30 May 1996(CDr) Reproductive Records Rep 31 US Unknown Sell This Version


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March 27, 2012
Harvey Milk formed in Athens, Georgia during the 1990s. They played many live shows and had a few albums out, but they never gained widespread popularity. It wasn't until years after they were formed did they finally start to get attention, and various record labels re-released their albums during this time. They disbanded in 1998 due to lack of interest, but reformed in 2006 in order to play some more live shows. One of their live shows consisted of nothing but Hank Williams covers. Another live show consisted of the band playing nothing but R.E.M. - Reckoning on April Fools Day.

This band is named after a San Francisco politician named Harvey Bernard Milk the first openly gay California politician. He was murdered in 1978.

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