Trotsky Icepick

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Los Angeles post punk band formed by Vitus Mataré and Kjehl Johansen in 1986, following the demise of The Last and 100 Flowers. Named for the murder weapon used to kill Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, the band's first release Poison Summer came under the name Danny and the Doorknobs. Trotsky Icepick released seven albums in an eight-year span; the first two on Vitus Mataré's label, Old Scratch Grammophon, five on Greg Ginn's label, SST Records.

Members throughout the years: Kjehl Johansen (guitar/bass/vocals, ex-100 Flowers/Urinals), Vitus Mataré (guitar/flute/piano/organ/keyboards/vocals/producer, formerly 100 Flowers/Urinals producer, ex-Last), John Frank (drums, formally of The Last), Jamie Lennon (keyboards), Jason Kahn (drums, ex-Leaving Trains/Downey Mildew/Universal Congress Of), John Rosewall (bass/guitar/producer, formerly of The Last), John Talley-Jones (vocals/bass/guitar, ex-100 Flowers/Urinals/Radwaste/Vena Cava), Mike Patton (2) (bass, formerly of Middle Class), Skippy Glogovac (drums), Hunter Crowley (drums, ex-Last/Brian Jonestown Massacre).
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Albums

SLP-0786 Trotsky Icepick - Poison Summer album art Trotsky Icepick Poison Summer (Album) Old Scratch SLP-0786 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST 197 Trotsky Icepick - Baby album art Trotsky Icepick Baby (Album) SST Records SST 197 US 1988 Sell This Version
SSTC 254 Trotsky Icepick - In 'Poison Summer' album art Trotsky Icepick Presents: Danny And The Doorknobs Trotsky Icepick Presents: Danny And The Doorknobs - In 'Poison Summer' (Album) SST Records SSTC 254 US 1989 Sell This Version
SSTC-246 Trotsky Icepick - El Kabong album art Trotsky Icepick El Kabong (Album) SST Records, SST Records SSTC-246 US 1989 Sell This Version
SST 279 Trotsky Icepick - The Ultraviolet Catastrophe album art Trotsky Icepick The Ultraviolet Catastrophe (Album) SST Records SST 279 US 1990 Sell This Version
SST C 295 Trotsky Icepick - Carpetbomb The Riff album art Trotsky Icepick Carpetbomb The Riff (Album) SST Records SST C 295 US 1993 Sell This Version
SST CD 286 Trotsky Icepick - Hot Pop Hello album art Trotsky Icepick Hot Pop Hello (Album) SST Records SST CD 286 US 1994 Sell This Version
PSLP1902 Trotsky Icepick - I Haunted Myself album art Trotsky Icepick I Haunted Myself(LP) Poison Summer Records PSLP1902 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HS-021 Trotsky Icepick - This Perfect Day / (I'm) Stranded album art Vena Cava / Trotsky Icepick Vena Cava / Trotsky Icepick - This Perfect Day / (I'm) Stranded(7", Single) Happy Squid Records, Calamari Sound HS-021 US 1992 Sell This Version
MO003 Trotsky Icepick - World War X album art Trotsky Icepick World War X(7", Single) Mustard Only MO003 US 2018 Sell This Version