Coffin Break

Also known as CB
Members of Coffin Break: Brad Jones (3), Dave Brooks (2), Jeff Lorien, Peter Litwin, Rob Skinner, Steve Corliss
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/coffinbreak, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffin_Break

Discography of Coffin Break:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Thirteen 13 Audio 1992 Epitaph
2 Crawl 15 Audio 1991 Epitaph
3 Pop Fanatic 2 Audio 1990 C/Z Records
4 Kill The President 2 Audio 1991 C/Z Records
5 Thirteen 13 Audio 1992 Epitaph
6 Noise Patch 3 Audio 1988 C/Z Records
7 Lies / Pray 2 Audio 1990-09-01 Sub Pop
8 Cry / My Evil Twin 2 Audio 1991 Konkurrel
9 Rupture / Psychosis 27 Audio 1990 Tupelo Recording Company
10 Cry / My Evil Twin 2 Audio 1991 Rave
11 Lies / Pray 2 Audio 1990-09-01 Sub Pop
12 No Sleep 'Til The Stardust Motel 12 Audio 1991 C/Z Records
13 Lies / Pray 2 Audio 1990-09-01 Sub Pop
14 Thirteen 13 Audio 1992 Epitaph
15 Psychosis 10 Audio 1989 C/Z Records
16 Rupture 15 Audio 1990 Tupelo Recording Company
17 Split Single 2 Audio 1992 Negative Feedback Records
18 Pop Fanatic 2 Audio 1990 C/Z Records
19 Coffin Break 8 Audio 1987 Not On Label (Coffin Break Self-released)
20 Rupture / Psychosis 27 Audio 1990 C/Z Records
21 Rupture 15 Audio 1990 C/Z Records
22 Thirteen 13 Audio 1992 Epitaph
23 Kill The President 2 Audio 1991 C/Z Records
24 Cry / My Evil Twin 2 Audio 1991 Rave
25 Atomic Garden / For Beth 2 Audio 1991 Epitaph


American hardcore punk band founded in 1987 in Seattle, Washington.

To those who didn't bother to keep track of every bit of minutiae flowing from the Seattle rock scene in the early '90s, Coffin Break was a band that clung more tenaciously to their punk roots than to the metallic anthem rock which eventually was embodied by the success of Seattle bands.

Coffin Break was almost two bands living together with two distinctly different songwriters [a=Rob Skinner] (bass & vocals) and [a=Peter Litwin] (guitar, vocals) maintaining a precarious balance between pop and panic.

Skinner's "Stupid Love Song" is a sardonic tongue-in-cheek punk anthem just a little to self-debasing to allow for total abandon. "Hopeless" tightens Coffin Break's grip on straightforward punk rock, while the discordant metallic intro to "Promise" sheds a bit of light on things to come.

The Album "Rupture", released in 1990, is the record that showed Coffin Break had fully realized and polished their sound after their first bout of constant national touring. "Vision of Never" and "Rosy Picture" pack a heavy punk-rock wallop, and Litwin's clever "Kill the President" written for Daddy Bush, is now as relevant as political protest gets.

Coffin Break went on to sign with Southern California Punk stalwart; [l=Epitaph Records] where they released two solid releases before calling it quits in 1993.


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