Jeff Olson (2)

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Jeff "Oly" Olson was the original drummer and founding member of the doom metal band Trouble. He joined the band in 1979 and appeared on 2 LPs before leaving after 1985's "The Skull" to attend music school. Even after his departure, he still on the band's albums, often as a guest keyboard player. He rejoined the band in 1996 and appeared on the "Green Plastic Head" album but the group folded shortly thereafter. Oly was with the band when they reunited in 2004 but quit in July 2008, stating that he felt that he "was never truly taken seriously as a musician by the other guys in the band." He currently leads Retro Grave.

Oly is also the subject of an urban legend which states that he originally quit Trouble in the '80s in order to become a preacher. The story was printed by Kerrang magazine and was never corrected by Kerrang despite being untrue. When he issued his statement about leaving Trouble in 2008, he made it a point to note to Kerrang that he was still not becoming a preacher.
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Jeff Olson (2) Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

Jeff Olson (2) - Metal Massacre 4 album art Various The Last Judgement Various - Metal Massacre 4 (Comp) Metal Blade Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Trouble album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Trouble (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
MBR 1018 Jeff Olson (2) - Assassin album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Assassin(12", EP) Metal Blade Records MBR 1018 US 1984 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - The Skull album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - The Skull (Album) Combat, Metal Blade Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Run To The Light album art Trouble (5) The Beginning Trouble (5) - Run To The Light (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Trouble album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Trouble (Album) Def American Recordings Canada 1990 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Plastic Green Head album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Plastic Green Head (Album) Bullet Proof Records, Bullet Proof Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Supershine album art Supershine Supershine - Supershine (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
EMUS20039 Jeff Olson (2) - Wet Animal album art Wet Animal Wet Animal - Wet Animal(CD, Album) Escapi Music EMUS20039 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Simple Mind Condition album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Simple Mind Condition (Album) Escapi Music Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Unplugged album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Unplugged (EP) Trouble, Inc. US 2007 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Live In Los Angeles album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Live In Los Angeles (Album) Escapi Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Black Shapes Of Doom album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Black Shapes Of Doom (Comp) High Roller Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Revelations (Life Or Death) Demos & Rarities Part 1 album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Revelations (Life Or Death) Demos & Rarities Part 1 (Comp) High Roller Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version
FRW-EU-9000, FDDL0055 Jeff Olson (2) - The Distortion Field album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - The Distortion Field(CD, Album) FRW Music, Flying Dolphin Records FRW-EU-9000, FDDL0055 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Victor Griffin's In-Graved album art Victor Griffin's In-Graved* Victor Griffin's In-Graved* - Victor Griffin's In-Graved (Album) Svart Records Japan 2013 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - For Those Which Are Asleep album art The Skull (4) The Skull (4) - For Those Which Are Asleep (Album) Tee Pee Records US 2014 Sell This Version
02 Jeff Olson (2) - Demos & Rarities 1984-94 (Part II) album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Demos & Rarities 1984-94 (Part II)(CD, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) White Stallion Records 02 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

9 26485-4, 4-26485 Jeff Olson (2) - The Skull album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - The Skull(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records 9 26485-4, 4-26485 US 1991 Sell This Version
9 26484-4, 4-26484 Jeff Olson (2) - Psalm 9 album art Trouble (5) Trouble (5) - Psalm 9(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records 9 26484-4, 4-26484 US 1991 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Condemned album art Confessor Confessor - Condemned (EP) Earache UK 1992 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance album art Tourniquet The Tempter (as Olson) Tourniquet - Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Jeff Olson (2) - Intense Live Series Vol. 2 album art Tourniquet The Tempter Tourniquet - Intense Live Series Vol. 2 Intense Records (10) Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RR 8927 2 Jeff Olson (2) - Dynamo Open Air 10th Anniversary album art Various Till The End Of Time Various - Dynamo Open Air 10th Anniversary(CD, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 8927 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
3984-14212-2 Jeff Olson (2) - Europe Catalog Sampler 1996 album art Various The Tempter (as Olson) and 1 more… Various - Europe Catalog Sampler 1996(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-14212-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version

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