The Vindictives

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The Vindictives are punk rock band from Chicago led by vocalist Joey Vindictive and bassist Johnny Personality. They have existed off and on since 1990. Ben Weasel was the band's original rhythm guitarist.

Between 1991 and 1994, the Vindictives were extremely active in the studio, recording material that would appear on nine 7" EPs, a 5" single of Sex Pistols covers, a double 10" of cover songs, an entire cover of the Ramones' "Leave Home" LP, and various compilation tracks, all released between 1991 and 1995. The first 6 EPs, which were released on the band's own V. M. L. Records, were remixed (with guitar and backing vocal contributions from Ben Weasel replaced by Billy Blastoff, who became the band's permanent guitarist in late 1992), and, along with several compilation tracks, were compiled on the "The Many Moods Of The Vindictives" compilation on Lookout! Records. The band began working on their first full-length collection of original material (entitled "Rat-A-Tat") in 1993, but this was interrupted when Joey got into a car accident and further complicated by Dr. Bob's substance abuse problems. The band's classic line up of Joey Vindictive (vocals), Johnny Personality (bass), Billy Blastoff (guitar), Dr. Bob (guitar), and PJ Parti (drums) dissolved in the summer of 1994. Joey, Johnny, and Billy rehearsed with guitarist Mike Byrne and drummer Tres Quatro in 1995 & 1996 but this line up managed only 1 show together. In July of 1996, Joey announced that the band was ceasing due to his ongoing medical and emotional issues.

In 1997, the band released a split 7" with the Sloppy Seconds, featuring an old tune that Ben Weasel had written and recorded with the band. In 1998, Joey, Johnny, and Billy resurrected the Vindictives with drummer Angel Ledezma and recorded the "Hypno-Punko" LP. A novelty Christmas 7" appeared in 2000. In late 2003/early 2004, the band issued 4 CDs, "Oddities, Curosities, and the Bare Essentials" (a collection of singles & comp tracks from 1994 to 2000), "Original Masters" (a collection of the band's original recordings with Ben Weasel), "Muzak For Robots" (featuring kraut-rock versions of old songs) and "Unplugged" (acoustic versions of old songs), on their own Teat Productions imprint. In 2008, the band announced plans to reissue their discography and record new material, featuring a line up of Joey, Johnny, and PJ Parti, but these plans did not come to pass. In 2011, Joey Vindictive launched a new Vindictives site, offering all the band's music for download.
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Albums

The Vindictives - Leave Home album art The Vindictives Leave Home (Album) Selfless Records, Selfless Records US 1994 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - Party Time For Assholes album art The Vindictives Party Time For Assholes (Album) Selfless Records US 1994 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - The Many Moods Of The Vindictives album art The Vindictives The Many Moods Of The Vindictives (Comp, Album) Lookout! Records US 1995 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - Hypno-Punko™ album art The Vindictives Hypno-Punko™ (Album) Coldfront Records US 1999 Sell This Version
TEAT005 The Vindictives - Unplugged album art The Vindictives Unplugged(CD) Teat Productions TEAT005 US 2003 Sell This Version
TEAT004 The Vindictives - Muzak For Robots album art The Vindictives Muzak For Robots(CD, Album) Teat Productions TEAT004 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

123 The Vindictives - Basket Case album art The Vindictives Basket Case(7") V. M. L. Records 123 US 1991 Sell This Version
VML 223 The Vindictives - The Invisible Man album art The Vindictives The Invisible Man(7", EP) V. M. L. Records VML 223 US 1991 Sell This Version
323 The Vindictives - Ugly American album art The Vindictives Ugly American(7") V. M. L. Records 323 US 1992 Sell This Version
423 The Vindictives - Assembly Line album art The Vindictives Assembly Line(7", EP) V. M. L. Records 423 US 1992 Sell This Version
VML 623 The Vindictives - Disturbia album art The Vindictives Disturbia(7", EP) V. M. L. Records VML 623 US 1993 Sell This Version
V.M.L. 523 The Vindictives - This Is My Face album art The Vindictives This Is My Face(7", EP) V. M. L. Records V.M.L. 523 US 1993 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - Party Time For Assholes album art The Vindictives Party Time For Assholes Selfless Records US 1994 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - Seventeen / No Feelings album art The Vindictives Seventeen / No Feelings (Single) Skull Duggery US 1994 Sell This Version
Lookout 089 The Vindictives - Rocks In My Head album art The Vindictives Rocks In My Head(7") Lookout! Records Lookout 089 US 1994 Sell This Version
LK112 The Vindictives - Alarm Clocks album art The Vindictives Alarm Clocks(7") Lookout! Records LK112 US 1995 Sell This Version
LK-141 The Vindictives - Eating Me Alive / Johnny, Where Are You? album art The Vindictives Eating Me Alive / Johnny, Where Are You?(7", Single, Pic) Lookout! Records LK-141 US 1995 Sell This Version
VML-069 The Vindictives - Why Don't Lesbians Love Me? / Pervert At Large album art Sloppy Seconds / The Vindictives Sloppy Seconds / The Vindictives - Why Don't Lesbians Love Me? / Pervert At Large(7", Single, Whi) V. M. L. Records VML-069 US 1997 Sell This Version
The Vindictives - Nuttin' For Christmas * Jingle Bells album art The Vindictives Nuttin' For Christmas * Jingle Bells Stardumb Records (2) Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
SBR-1019 The Vindictives - Mono-Flexi EP album art The Vindictives Mono-Flexi EP(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, EP, Ltd, Tra) Sexy Baby Records SBR-1019 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Vindictives - Original Masters (1990-1992) album art The Vindictives Original Masters (1990-1992) (Comp) Teat Productions US 2003 Sell This Version
Teat001 The Vindictives - Curious Oddities And The Bare Essentials album art The Vindictives Curious Oddities And The Bare Essentials(CD, Comp) Teat Productions Teat001 US 2003 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Vindictives - Jerk-O-Lantern album art The Vindictives Jerk-O-Lantern(File, MP3) Not On Label (The Vindictives Self-released) none US 2013

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fruitkillah

fruitkillah

January 8, 2014
Their vinyls before '93 are there...I notice this is an old comment though.
FisherHatesGravel

FisherHatesGravel

December 11, 2010
What about everything they did before 1993????

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