Fastbacks

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The Fastbacks were a Seattle punk rock band. Formed in 1979 by songwriter/guitarist Kurt Bloch (born August 28, 1960), and friends Lulu Gargiulo (guitar and vocals, born October 12, 1960) and Kim Warnick (bass and vocals, born April 7, 1959), they disbanded in 2001. Their sound mixed a generally punk rock approach to vocals and sound textures with poppy tunes and strong musicianship.
Although these three band members remained fairly constant, they went through numerous drummers, including Duff McKagan, later of Guns N’ Roses. MTV’s web page on the Fastbacks says that estimates at the number of Fastbacks drummers “range from 12 to 20.” For most of the band’s last decade, Mike Musberger filled this role, but other Fastbacks drummers before him (or when he took occasional breaks) included Bloch himself, Richard Stuverud (perhaps best known from War Babies, Fifth Angel and now, Three Fish, side project of Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament), Nate Johnson and Rusty Willoughby (both of whom also played in both Flop and Pure Joy), John Moen (of the Dharma Bums, later of Stephen Malkmus’ Jicks and The Decemberists), Jason Finn (of the Presidents of the United States of America), Dan Peters of Mudhoney, and Tad Hutchison of the Young Fresh Fellows. Several of these people also served at times as drummers in The Squirrels, a similarly long-lived band, and the Fastbacks’ sometime label-mates on Pop Llama Records, who bring a similar mix of strong musicianship and punk attitude to even poppier material.
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Albums

PL 803 Fastbacks - ...And His Orchestra album art Fastbacks ...And His Orchestra (Album, Comp) Popllama PL 803 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Fastbacks - Bike • Toy • Clock • Gift album art Fastbacks Bike • Toy • Clock • Gift (Album) Not On Label (Fastbacks Self-released) none US 1988 Sell This Version
PLCD-011 Fastbacks - Very, Very Powerful Motor album art Fastbacks Very, Very Powerful Motor (Album) Popllama PLCD-011 US 1990 Sell This Version
LF-016/CD Fastbacks - In America album art Fastbacks In America (Album) Lost And Found Records LF-016/CD Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SPCD 64/231 Fastbacks - Zücker album art Fastbacks Zücker (Album) Sub Pop SPCD 64/231 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
SP 259B Fastbacks - Answer The Phone, Dummy album art Fastbacks Answer The Phone, Dummy (Album) Sub Pop SP 259B US 1994 Sell This Version
LRR 024, LRR-024 Fastbacks - Here...They Are - Live At The Crocodile Café album art Fastbacks Here...They Are - Live At The Crocodile Café (Album) Lance Rock Records LRR 024, LRR-024 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SP 357 Fastbacks - New Mansions In Sound album art Fastbacks New Mansions In Sound (Album) Sub Pop SP 357 US 1996 Sell This Version
PLCD6 Fastbacks - Win Lose Or Both album art Fastbacks Win Lose Or Both (Album, EP) Popllama PLCD6 US 1998 Sell This Version
spart 79 Fastbacks - The Day That Didn't Exist album art Fastbacks The Day That Didn't Exist (Album) spinART Records spart 79 US 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N3-005 Fastbacks - It's Your Birthday album art Fastbacks It's Your Birthday(7", Single) No Threes Records N3-005 US 1981 Sell This Version
N3-006 Fastbacks - Play Five Of Their Favorites album art Fastbacks Play Five Of Their Favorites (EP) No Threes Records N3-006 US 1982 Sell This Version
N3-008 Fastbacks - Every Day Is Saturday album art Fastbacks Every Day Is Saturday(12", EP) No Threes Records N3-008 US 1984 Sell This Version
No Threes - 009, S.P. Fan Club - 4501 Fastbacks - In The Summer • You Can't Be Happy album art Fastbacks In The Summer • You Can't Be Happy No Threes Records, Steve Priest Fan Club No Threes - 009, S.P. Fan Club - 4501 US 1989 Sell This Version
subway 26 Fastbacks - Wrong Wrong Wrong album art Fastbacks Wrong Wrong Wrong (Single) Subway Organization subway 26 UK 1989 Sell This Version
subway 24 Fastbacks - In The Winter album art Fastbacks In The Winter (Single) Subway Organization subway 24 UK 1989 Sell This Version
S.P. Fan Club 4502 Fastbacks - King Of Hubcaps / Lose album art Gas Huffer / Fastbacks Gas Huffer / Fastbacks - King Of Hubcaps / Lose (Single) Steve Priest Fan Club S.P. Fan Club 4502 US 1990 Sell This Version
SP 104 Fastbacks - The Answer Is You. album art Fastbacks The Answer Is You. (Single) Sub Pop SP 104 US 1991 Sell This Version
PL7-6 Fastbacks - They Don't Care album art Fastbacks They Don't Care (Single) Popllama PL7-6 US 1992 Sell This Version
Ded Beet 27 Fastbacks - Now Is The Time / Sometimes / Was Late album art Fastbacks Now Is The Time / Sometimes / Was Late(7") Ded Beet Records Ded Beet 27 US 1992 Sell This Version
W.C.6? Fastbacks - Run No More & Really album art Fastbacks Run No More & Really(7") Who Cares? W.C.6? US 1992 Sell This Version
SP 68/235 Fastbacks - Gone To The Moon E.P. album art Fastbacks Gone To The Moon E.P. (EP, Single) Sub Pop SP 68/235 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
none, 109678-1ABS Fastbacks - Untitled album art Soul Asylum (2) / Junk Monkeys / Sand Rubies / Fastbacks Soul Asylum (2) / Junk Monkeys / Sand Rubies / Fastbacks - Untitled(Flexi, 7", Promo) The Bob Magazine, Eva-Tone Soundsheets none, 109678-1ABS US 1993 Sell This Version
SUB PROCD#32 Fastbacks - Waste Of Time album art Fastbacks Waste Of Time(CD, Single, Promo) Sub Pop SUB PROCD#32 US 1994 Sell This Version
7057 Fastbacks - Wait It Out / The Jester album art Fastbacks Wait It Out / The Jester(7") Munster Records 7057 Spain 1994 Sell This Version