Crimpshrine

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Highly influential punk band from Berkeley, California. The original incarnation of Crimpshrine consisted of Aaron Cometbus, Jeff Ott (12 years old at the time) and Jesse Michaels (who would later form Operation Ivy), and was formed in the summer of 1982. At that time, the group went by the name "S.A.G." A few demos from this period may survive on tape, and at least one track from this era was released on a compilation put out by Cometbus in the early 1990s.

S.A.G. broke up with the departure of Jesse Michaels in 1984, and the band changed their name to Crimpshrine and went through a whirlwind of lineup changes (including a brief stint with Tim Armstrong (pre-Operation Ivy) on bass). In 1986, the band began to play live shows, and in early 1987, their first demo was recorded.

Crimpshrine released several 7" records, and an LP on Lookout! Records, as well as a now extremely rare LP on Musical Tragedies (a German label). They also were featured on many compilations.

Crimpshrine disbanded in 1989 (although their last recordings would make their way onto a split 7" in 1990).

Crimpshrine members would go on to play in, Fifteen, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Shotwell Coho, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sweet Babys, Tilt (2) and many other East Bay bands.
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Crimpshrine Discography Tracks

Albums

Crimpshrine - 9 Song Demo + Berkeley Sampler album art Crimpshrine 9 Song Demo + Berkeley Sampler (Comp) BBT Tapes US 1987 Sell This Version
Crimpshrine - Lame Gig Contest album art Crimpshrine Lame Gig Contest (Album) Musical Tragedies Germany 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Crimpshrine - Sleep, What's That? E.P. album art Crimpshrine Sleep, What's That? E.P. (EP) Lookout! Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Crimpshrine - Crimpshrine / Mutley Chix album art Crimpshrine / Mutley Chix Crimpshrine / Mutley Chix - Crimpshrine / Mutley Chix (EP) No Idea Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Lookout 015 Crimpshrine - Quit Talkin' Claude...E.P. album art Crimpshrine Quit Talkin' Claude...E.P.(7", EP) Lookout! Records Lookout 015 US 1989 Sell This Version
Crimpshrine - Burning Bridges EP / "Angel...Your Hair Looks Good!" E.p. album art Crimpshrine / G-Whiz Crimpshrine / G-Whiz - Burning Bridges EP / "Angel...Your Hair Looks Good!" E.p. No Reality Records US 1990 Sell This Version
none Crimpshrine - Better Half / Sanctuary album art Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine - Better Half / Sanctuary(7") Skene! Records none US 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Crimpshrine - Crimpshrine album art Crimpshrine Crimpshrine(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label (Crimpshrine) none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Crimpshrine - Leftovers album art Crimpshrine Leftovers(Cass, S/Sided, Comp) Not On Label (Crimpshrine) none US 1991 Sell This Version
Crimpshrine - Duct Tape Soup album art Crimpshrine Duct Tape Soup (Comp) Lookout! Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Crimpshrine - The Sound Of A New World Being Born album art Crimpshrine The Sound Of A New World Being Born (Comp) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
208 Crimpshrine - Free Box album art Crimpshrine Free Box(LP, Smplr + 2xLP, Comp, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Numero Group 208 US 2017 Sell This Version

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pogoramone

pogoramone

August 6, 2018
Crimpshrine were also featured on the Benicia cassette compilation on Take A day Records I believe?

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