Vindictives, The

Also known as Vindictives
Members of Vindictives, The: Angel Gabriel Ledezma, Ben Foster (2), Billy Blastoff, Dr. Bob (2), Erik Elsewhere, Joey Vindictive, Johnny Personality, Mike Byrne, Pat Buckley
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/theofficialvindictives, http://www.vindictivesmusic.com, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vindictives/214611398676074

Discography of Vindictives, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Seventeen / No Feelings 2 Audio 1994 Skull Duggery
2 Leave Home 16 Audio 1994
3 Rocks In My Head 4 Audio 1994 Lookout! Records
4 Alarm Clocks 2 Audio 1995 Lookout! Records
5 Original Masters (1990-1992) 18 Audio 2003 Teat Productions
6 Hypno-Punko™ 17 Audio 1999 Coldfront Records
7 The Many Moods Of The Vindictives 28 Audio 1995-04-07 Lookout! Records
8 Hypno-Punko™ 16 Audio 1999 Coldfront Records
9 The Many Moods Of The Vindictives 28 Audio 1995-04-07
10 Leave Home 16 Audio 1998-03-00 Liberation Records (3)
11 Curious Oddities And The Bare Essentials 13 Audio 2003-11-25 Teat Productions
12 Why Don't Lesbians Love Me? / Pervert At Large 2 Audio 1997 V. M. L. Records
13 Eating Me Alive / Johnny, Where Are You? 2 Audio 1995 Lookout! Records
14 Party Time For Assholes 25 Audio 1994 Selfless Records
15 Nuttin' For Christmas * Jingle Bells 2 Audio 2002 Stardumb Records (2)
16 The Invisible Man 6 Audio 1991 V. M. L. Records
17 Assembly LIne 4 Audio 1992 V. M. L. Records
18 Basket Case 4 Audio 1991 V. M. L. Records
19 Ugly American 4 Audio 1992 V. M. L. Records
20 Partytime For Assholes 25 Audio 1998 Liberation Records (3)
21 This Is My Face 6 Audio 1993 V. M. L. Records
22 Leave Home 16 Audio 1998-03-00 Liberation Records (3)
23 Party Time For Assholes 25 Audio 1994 Liberation Records (3)
24 The Compleat Partytime For Assholes 25 Audio V. M. L. Records
25 Party Time For Assholes 12 Audio 1994 Selfless Records
26 Mono-Flexi EP 3 Audio 2012 Sexy Baby Records
27 Party Time For Assholes 25 Audio 1994 Selfless Records
28 Muzak For Robots 21 Audio 2003-12-02 Teat Productions
29 Jerk-O-Lantern 3 Audio 2013-10-13 Not On Label (The Vindictives Self-released)
30 The Many Moods Of The Vindictives 28 Audio 1995-04-07
31 Leave Home 16 Audio 1998-03-00 Liberation Records (3)
32 Unplugged 14 Audio 2003 Teat Productions
33 Nuttin' For Christmas * Jingle Bells 2 Audio 2002 Stardumb Records (2)
34 Original Masters (1990-1992) 18 Audio 2003 Teat Productions
35 Leave Home 16 Audio 1994 Selfless Records


The Vindictives are punk rock band from Chicago led by vocalist [a=Joey Vindictive] and bassist [a=Johnny Personality]. They have existed off and on since 1990. [a=Ben Weasel] was the band's original rhythm guitarist.

Between 1991 and 1994, the Vindictives were extremely active in the studio, recording material that would appear on nine 7" EPs, a 5" single of Sex Pistols covers, a double 10" of cover songs, an entire cover of the Ramones' "Leave Home" LP, and various compilation tracks, all released between 1991 and 1995. The first 6 EPs, which were released on the band's own [l=V. M. L. Records], were remixed (with guitar and backing vocal contributions from Ben Weasel replaced by Billy Blastoff, who became the band's permanent guitarist in late 1992), and, along with several compilation tracks, were compiled on the "The Many Moods Of The Vindictives" compilation on Lookout! Records. The band began working on their first full-length collection of original material (entitled "Rat-A-Tat") in 1993, but this was interrupted when Joey got into a car accident and further complicated by Dr. Bob's substance abuse problems. The band's classic line up of Joey Vindictive (vocals), Johnny Personality (bass), Billy Blastoff (guitar), Dr. Bob (guitar), and PJ Parti (drums) dissolved in the summer of 1994. Joey, Johnny, and Billy rehearsed with guitarist Mike Byrne and drummer Tres Quatro in 1995 & 1996 but this line up managed only 1 show together. In July of 1996, Joey announced that the band was ceasing due to his ongoing medical and emotional issues.

In 1997, the band released a split 7" with the Sloppy Seconds, featuring an old tune that Ben Weasel had written and recorded with the band. In 1998, Joey, Johnny, and Billy resurrected the Vindictives with drummer Angel Ledezma and recorded the "Hypno-Punko" LP. A novelty Christmas 7" appeared in 2000. In late 2003/early 2004, the band issued 4 CDs, "Oddities, Curosities, and the Bare Essentials" (a collection of singles & comp tracks from 1994 to 2000), "Original Masters" (a collection of the band's original recordings with Ben Weasel), "Muzak For Robots" (featuring kraut-rock versions of old songs) and "Unplugged" (acoustic versions of old songs), on their own [l=Teat Productions] imprint. In 2008, the band announced plans to reissue their discography and record new material, featuring a line up of Joey, Johnny, and PJ Parti, but these plans did not come to pass. In 2011, Joey Vindictive launched a new Vindictives site, offering all the band's music for download.


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