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Destroy All Monsters were an influential Detroit band existing from 1973 to 1985, with sporadic performances since. Their music touched on elements of punk rock, psychedelic, heavy metal music and noise rock with a heavy dose of performance art. Their name likely came from the Godzilla film Destroy All Monsters, but it may also have come from a comic book with the same title. They described their music as "anti-rock."

Destroy All Monsters never found mainstream success, but earned some notoriety due to members of notable rock groups The Stooges and MC5 who joined the group.

Although Destroy All Monsters never recorded a proper album, Sonic Youth singer/guitarist Thurston Moore released a three compact disc compilation of the group's music in 1994.

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Discography

Albums

  • 1975 - "Greatest Hits" (cassette only)
  • 1995 - "74-76"
  • 1996 - "Silver Wedding Anniversary"
  • 1998 - "Pig or Backyard Monster Tube"
  • 1999 - "Bored"
  • 2001 - "Swamp Gas"
  • 2002 - "Detroit Oratorio"
  • 2003 - "Live in Tokyo"
  • 2009 - "Sextet" (1975, Vinyl only)
  • 2009 - "Destroy all Monster 1974-1976" (3xCD reissue)

Live

  • 2002 - "The Detroit Oratorio (live)"
  • 2003 - "Live in Tokyo & Osaka"

Video

  • 1996 - "Shake a Lizard Tail or Rust Belt Rump" (VHS)
  • 1996 - "Clear Day: DAM Live" (VHS)
  • 1998 - "Strange Frut" (VHS)
  • 2007 - "Grow Live Monsters" (DVD reissue from 1995 VHS)
  • 2008 - "Live in Tokyo & Osaka (DVD)"

Singles

  • 1978 - "Bored"/"You’re Gonna Die"
  • 1978 - "Days of Diamonds" EP
  • 1979 - "Nov. 22"/"Meet The Creeper"
  • 1979 - "What Do I Get?"/"Nobody Knows"
  • 1995 - "My Cowboy Hero/ I'm Bored/ Calling All Girls" (1974)
  • 1996 - "Killing Me Softly/ Detroit Rock City"
  • 1997 - "Attack of the Chiggers/ Typical Girl" (1974)
  • 1998 - "Paranoid of Blonds / Take Me With You"




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