from: San Francisco, California U.S.
genre: Avant-Garde / Experimental / Noise Rock
Dan Adams - bass guitar, keyboards
Greg Davis - drums, percussion
Eugene Robinson - vocals
Niko Wenner - guitars, keyboards
Oxbow is a long-lived Avant-Garde band out of San Francisco, California that is notable for their prolific touring and unique sound. Oxbow plays a blend of Noise Rock, Experimental Jazz and Musique Concrete (AMG), that creates caustic soundscape with constant overtones of paranoia and revulsion.
Oxbow formed in the late ’80s around vocalist Eugene Robinson, guitarist Niko Wenner, bassist Dan Adams, and drummer Greg Davis. The group debuted in 1990 with Fuckfest, followed in 1992 by King of the Jews. The menacing The Balls in the Great Meat Grinder Collection also appeared in 1992, and after 1995’s Steve Albini-produced Let Me Be a Woman Oxbow signed to the SST label for 1997’s Serenade in Red, which featured guest vocals from Marianne Faithfull. They released a split EP with the Italian band White Tornado in 1999, followed by An Evil Heat in 2002. The compilation Love That’s Last: A Wholly Hypnographic and Disturbing Work Regarding Oxbow arrived in 2006. Wenner has also played with God and Swell.
Oxbow - Fuckfest (1989)
Oxbow - King of the Jews (1991)
Oxbow - The Balls In The Great Meat Grinder Collection (1992) part1/part2
Oxbow - Let Me Be a Woman (1995)
Oxbow - Insylum: The Stabbing Hand (1996)
Oxbow - Serenade In Red (1997)
Oxbow meet White Tornado - Split (1998)
Oxbow - An Evil Heat (2002)
Oxbow - Love That's Last (2006)
Oxbow - The Narcotic Story (2007)