Coffin Break

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American hardcore punk band founded in 1987 in Seattle, Washington.

To those who didn't bother to keep track of every bit of minutiae flowing from the Seattle rock scene in the early '90s, Coffin Break was a band that clung more tenaciously to their punk roots than to the metallic anthem rock which eventually was embodied by the success of Seattle bands.

Coffin Break was almost two bands living together with two distinctly different songwriters Rob Skinner (bass & vocals) and Peter Litwin (guitar, vocals) maintaining a precarious balance between pop and panic.

Skinner's "Stupid Love Song" is a sardonic tongue-in-cheek punk anthem just a little to self-debasing to allow for total abandon. "Hopeless" tightens Coffin Break's grip on straightforward punk rock, while the discordant metallic intro to "Promise" sheds a bit of light on things to come.

The Album "Rupture", released in 1990, is the record that showed Coffin Break had fully realized and polished their sound after their first bout of constant national touring. "Vision of Never" and "Rosy Picture" pack a heavy punk-rock wallop, and Litwin's clever "Kill the President" written for Daddy Bush, is now as relevant as political protest gets.

Coffin Break went on to sign with Southern California Punk stalwart; Epitaph Records where they released two solid releases before calling it quits in 1993.
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Albums

none Coffin Break - Coffin Break album art Coffin Break Coffin Break(Cass) Not On Label (Coffin Break Self-released) none US 1987 Sell This Version
C/Z 010 Coffin Break - Psychosis album art Coffin Break Psychosis (Album) C/Z Records C/Z 010 US 1989 Sell This Version
CZ020 Coffin Break - Rupture album art Coffin Break Rupture (Album) C/Z Records CZ020 US 1990 Sell This Version
E86413-1 Coffin Break - Crawl album art Coffin Break Crawl (Album) Epitaph, Epitaph E86413-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
E86421-4, E 86421-4 Coffin Break - Thirteen album art Coffin Break Thirteen (Album) Epitaph E86421-4, E 86421-4 US 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CZ007 Coffin Break - Noise Patch album art Coffin Break Noise Patch(7", Single) C/Z Records CZ007 US 1988 Sell This Version
none Coffin Break - Psychosis EP album art Coffin Break Psychosis EP(Cass, EP) Not On Label (Coffin Break Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
CZ018 Coffin Break - Pop Fanatic album art Coffin Break Pop Fanatic C/Z Records CZ018 US 1990 Sell This Version
SP 85 Coffin Break - Lies / Pray album art Coffin Break Lies / Pray (Single) Sub Pop SP 85 US 1990 Sell This Version
CZ030 Coffin Break - Kill The President album art Coffin Break Kill The President (Single) C/Z Records CZ030 US 1991 Sell This Version
RAVE 019 Coffin Break - Cry / My Evil Twin album art Coffin Break / Victims Family Coffin Break / Victims Family - Cry / My Evil Twin (Single) Konkurrel RAVE 019 US 1991 Sell This Version
NF-002 Coffin Break - Split Single album art Coffin Break / The Figgs Coffin Break / The Figgs - Split Single Negative Feedback Records NF-002 US 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

CZ020 Coffin Break - Rupture / Psychosis album art Coffin Break Rupture / Psychosis (Album, Comp) C/Z Records CZ020 US 1990 Sell This Version
CZ038 Coffin Break - No Sleep 'Til The Stardust Motel album art Coffin Break No Sleep 'Til The Stardust Motel (Comp) C/Z Records CZ038 US 1991 Sell This Version

Videos

none Coffin Break - Atomic Garden / For Beth album art Bad Religion / Coffin Break Bad Religion / Coffin Break - Atomic Garden / For Beth(Umatic, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Epitaph none US 1991 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Coffin Break - Coffin Break album art Coffin Break Coffin Break(Cass, Dem) Not On Label none US 1988 Sell This Version