Wool (2)

Members of Wool (2): Al Bloch, Chris Bratton, Franz Stahl, Peter Moffett, Peter Stahl
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/woolmusic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wool_(band)

Discography of Wool (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Soundcheck Song / Don't Bother Me 2 Audio 1996 Crippled Dick Hot Wax!
2 Shine! / Short Term Memory Loss 2 Audio 1996 Bong Load Records
3 Medication 3 Audio 1993-06-14 London Records
4 Budspawn 6 Audio 1992 Parallel Records
5 Your Choice Live Series 15 Audio 1995 Your Choice Records
6 Box Set 11 Audio 1994 London Records
7 Budspawn 8 Audio 1992 Parallel Records
8 SOS 3 Audio 1992 London Records
9 S.O.S. / Run-Hide 2 Audio 1992 Bong Load Records
10 Medication / Little Darlin 2 Audio 1992 Fuck You Records
11 Medication / Marky St. James 2 Audio 1992 External Records
12 Budspawn 6 Audio 1992 External Records
13 Box Set 11 Audio 1994 London Records
14 Shine! / Short Term Memory Loss 2 Audio 2000 Bong Load Records
15 Kill The Crow 2 Audio 1993 Bong Load Records
16 Box Set 11 Audio 1994 London Records
17 Your Choice Live Series 12 Audio 1995 Your Choice Records
18 Medication 2 Audio 1993 London Records
19 Budspawn 6 Audio 1992 External Records
20 Budspawn 6 Audio 1992 Parallel Records
21 Kill The Crow 3 Audio 1994 London records
22 Box Set 11 Audio 1994 London Records

Wool were a rock band from Washington, D.C. (but based in Los Angeles), specialising in a rough-hewn but melodic brand of punk-based hard rock from 1990-1996.

Wool formed in the early '90s when brothers Peter and Franz Stahl (vocals/guitar and guitar/vocals, respectively) were forced to terminate their popular band Scream when bassist Skeeter Thompson went AWOL and drummer Dave Grohl defected to Nirvana mid-way through a U.S. tour.

The brothers then teamed up with former Government Issue and future Burning Airlines drummer Peter Moffett and Seattle native and ex-Concrete Blonde bassist Al Bloch (brother of Seattle Sub-Pop legend Kurt Bloch from the Fastbacks).

The quartet's first single "Little Darlin'", is widely regarded as one of the finest punk singles ever. Then, the band released an EP, 1992's rollicking Budspawn, which was released independently on External Records. The material on Budspawn combined the four members' inherent punk aesthetics with a tendency toward more straight-ahead, anthemic hard rock and drug-induced psychedelia.

Following a lineup change in which Moffett was replaced by former Inside Out, Chain of Strength, and Drive Like Jehu drummer, Chris Bratton, Wool were signed to London Records in the newly punk-friendly climate of 1993. The band recorded Box Set in early 1994 and released it in the Fall of that year. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Box Set expanded on the basic blueprint of Wool's already established sound.

After a less than enthusiastic commercial response to Box Set, the band was dropped by London Records, early on in 1996. Wool recorded new demos in late '94 and late '95, but split up by summer of 1996.

Later on guitarist/vocalist Franz Stahl joined former Scream band mate Dave Grohl in the Foo Fighters, replacing departing guitarist Pat Smear. Franz's tenure in the band included the entire world tour for the 1997 album The Colour And The Shape.

Peter Stahl went on to play with Earthlings? and Goatsnake and appeared on several of Josh Homme's (Queens of the Stone Age) The Desert Sessions albums. Later on he became a Tour Manager for many bands, including Foo Fighters , Cave In and Rammstein.


* Peter Stahl - vocals/guitar

* Franz Stahl - guitar/vocals

* Al Bloch - bass/vocals

* Chris Bratton - drums (1993-1996)

* Peter Moffett - drums/vocals (1990-1993)

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