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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Albums

YESHA 4 My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment Of What My Love Could Be — Harvey Milk 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
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Rep 22 Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men (Album) Reproductive Records Rep 22 US 1996 Sell This Version
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REP 26 The Pleaser — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk The Pleaser (Album) Reproductive Records REP 26 US 1997 Sell This Version
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EA26.0, CROWDED 30, CCA 030 The Kelly Sessions — Harvey Milk 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
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TMU 170 Special Wishes — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Special Wishes (Album) Troubleman Unlimited TMU 170 US 2006 Sell This Version
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HYH-159 Life...The Best Game In Town — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game In Town (Album) Hydra Head Records HYH-159 US 2008 Sell This Version
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CAP006 Live At Supersonic July 12 2008 — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Live At Supersonic July 12 2008 Capsule CAP006 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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HH666-181 Harvey Milk — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Harvey Milk (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-181 US 2009 Sell This Version
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HH666-206 A Small Turn Of Human Kindness — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk A Small Turn Of Human Kindness (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-206 US 2010 Sell This Version
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Rep 26L Live Pleaser — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Live Pleaser(CDr, Album) Reproductive Records Rep 26L US Unknown Sell This Version
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Rep 31 Live At TT The Bear's 30 May 1996 — Harvey Milk Harvey Milk Live At TT The Bear's 30 May 1996(CDr, MiniAlbum) Reproductive Records Rep 31 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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

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

none Live WFMU SXSW Showcase At Spiro's In Austin, TX On 3/14/2008 — Harvey Milk 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 over 2 years 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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