45 Grave

Members of 45 Grave: Bruce Duff, Del Hopkins, Frank Agnew, Georg Ruthenberg, Jimmy Michael Giorsetti, Lisa Pifer, Mary Sims, Paul B. Cutler, Paul Cutler, Paul Roessler, Rob Ritter
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.MySpace.com/45grave2005, http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Venue/4579/main.htm

Discography of 45 Grave:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 School's Out 2 Audio 1984 Enigma Records (3)
2 Sleep In Safety 11 Audio 1983 Enigma Records (3)
3 Only The Good Die Young 16 Audio 1989 Restless Records
4 Debasement Tapes 16 Audio 1993-05-21 Cleopatra
5 Autopsy 16 Audio 1987
6 Autopsy 16 Audio 1987 Restless Records
7 Black Cross 2 Audio 1981 Goldar Records
8 Phantoms 3 Audio 1983 Enigma Records (3)
9 A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983 18 Audio 2008 Cleopatra
10 Sleep In Safety 11 Audio 1987
11 A Tale Of Strange Phenomena 6 Audio 1984 Enigma Records (3)
12 Black Cross 2 Audio 1988 Goldar Records
13 A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983 10 Audio 2008 Cleopatra
14 Debasement Tapes 16 Audio 1993-05-21 Cleopatra
15 Sleep In Safety 11 Audio 1985 Young
16 Only The Good Die Young 16 Audio 1989 Restless Records
17 A Devil's Possessions - Demos & Live 1980-1983 10 Audio 2008 Cleopatra
18 Only The Good Die Young 16 Audio 2005 Restless Records
19 Pick Your Poison 10 Audio 2012 Frontier Records
20 Pick Your Poison 10 Audio 2012 Frontier Records
21 Pick Your Poison 10 Audio 2012 Evening Star Productions
22 Black Cross 2 Audio 1981 Goldar Records
23 Sleep In Safety 11 Audio 1987
24 Autopsy 27 Audio 2011
25 Sleep In Safety 14 Audio Restless Records


During 1979-1990 in Los Angeles, the band was born in the chaos of the Punk movement and churned out their own brand of Ghoul Rock that later was labeled the Deathrock / Gothic genre.

In the beginning, the original lineup consisted of

Dinah Cancer - vocals

Paul Cutler - guitar

Rob Graves - bass

Don Bolles - drums.

The song "Partytime (Zombie Version)" made it onto the movie sound track for RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Partytime made full rotation on MTV (1984) and the song "Evil", debut on MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1985.

45 Grave are cited in several rock music biographies to being a huge influence on many of the bands that surfaced from the L.A. scene. Their hit song Partytime is still licensed for tv and radio ads today.

The bands momentum took a hit in 1991, when bassist Rob Graves passed away from an accidental overdose. The other members went their separate ways, pursuing their own musical projects.

Actually the band is back, lead by the original cemetery girl herself, Dinah Cancer, on vocals.


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