The Freaks Hall: Kim Fowley

Kim Fowley

Class of 2015

Born: July 21, 1939, Los Angeles, CA

Died: January 15, 2015, Hollywood, CA

Selected Discography:

Love Is Alive and Well (1967, Tower)

Born To Be Wild (1968, Imperial)

Outrageous (1968, Imperial)

Good Clean Fun (1969, Imperial)

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1970, MNW Sweden)

I’m Bad (1972, Capitol/EMI)

International Heroes (1973, Capitol)

Automatic (1974, Secret)

Animal God of the Streets (1975, Skydog)

Living In The Streets (1978, Sonet)

Sunset Boulevard (1978, PVC)

Snake Document Masquerade (1979, Antillies)

Hotel Insomnia (1994, Marilyn)

Kings of Saturday Night (w/Ben Vaughn) (1995, Sector 2)

Bad News From the Underworld (1995

The Trip of a Lifetime (1998, Resurgence)

One Man’s Garbage (2009, Norton)

Another Man’s Gold (2009, Norton)

King of the Creeps (2012, Norton)

Technicolor Grease (2014, Norton)




The Freaks Hall: The Fleshtones

The Fleshtones

Class of 2017

Formed: 1976, Queens, NY


Peter Zaremba

Keith Streng

Jan Marek Pakulski

Larry Calder0n

Bill Milhizer

Gordon Spaeth

Ken Fox

Selected Discography: 

Up Front (1980, I.R.S.)

Roman Gods (1982, I.R.S.)

Blast Off! (1982, RIOR)

Hexbreaker! (1983, I.R.S.)

Speed Connection – Live in Paris 1985 (1985, I.R.S.)

Speed Connection II – The Final Chapter (1985, I.R.S.)

Fleshtones vs. Reality (1987, Emergo)

Soul Madrid (1989, Impossible)

Power Stance (1991, Naked Language/Ichiban)

Beautiful Light (1993, Naked Language/Ichiban)

Laboratory of Sound (1995, Ichiban)

Hitsburg USA (1996, Telstar)

More Than Skin Deep (1997, Ichiban)

Hitsburg Revisited (1999, Telstar)

Solid Gold Sound (2001, Blood Red)

Do You Swing? (2003, YepRoc)

Beachhead (2005, YepRoc)

Take A Good Look (2008, YepRoc)

Stocking Stuffer (2008, YepRoc)

Brooklyn Sound Solution (2011, YepRoc)

Wheel of Talent (2014, YepRoc)

The Band Drinks For Free (2016, YepRoc)




No Such Thing As Was

The Freaks Hall: Devo


Class of 2017

Formed: 1973, Akron, OH


Mark Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh
Gerald Casale
Bob Casale
Alan Myers

Selected Discography: 

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978, Warner Bros)

Duty Now For The Future (1979, Warner Bros)

Freedom of Choice (1980, Warner Bros)

New Traditionalists (1981, Warner Bros)

DEV-O Live (1981, Warner Bors)

Oh, No! It’s Devo (1982, Warner Bros)

Shout (1984, Warner Bros)

E-Z Listening Disc (1987, Rykodisc)

Total Devo (1988, Enigma)

Smooth Noodle Maps (1990, Enigma)

Hardcore Devo, Vol. 1 (1990, Rykodisc)

Hardcore Devo, Vol. 2 (1991, Rykodisc)

Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (2000, Rhino/Warner Bros)

Something For Everybody (2010, Warner Bros)



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The Freaks Hall: The Damned

The Damned

Class of 2017

Formed: 1976, London


Dave Vanian
Brian James
Captain Sensible
Rat Scabies
Lu Edmonds
Algy Ward
Paul Gray
Roman Jugg
Bryn Merrick
Monty Oxymoron
Stu West

Selected Discography:

Damned Damned Damned (1977, Stiff)

Music For Pleasure (1977, Stiff)

Machine Gun Etiquette (1979, Chiswick)

The Black Album (1980, Chiswick)

Live Shepperton 1980 (1982, Ace)

Strawberries (1982, Bronze)

Live at Newcastle (1983, Damned)

Phantasmagoria (1985, MCA)

Anything (1986, MCA)

Not The Captain’s Birthday Party? (1986, Demon)

Light at the End of the Tunnel (1987, MCA)

The Radio One Sessions (1996, Nighttracks)

Smash It Up: The Anthology 1976-1987 (2002, Castle Music)



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The Freaks Hall: Dick Dale

Dick Dale

Class of 2014

Born: May 4, 1937, Boston, MA

Selected Discography: 

Surfer’s Choice (1962, Deltone)

King of the Surf Guitar (1963, Capitol)

Checkered Flag (1963, Capitol)

Mr. Eliminator (1964, Capitol)

Summer Surf (1964, Capitol)

Rock Out with Dick Dale and His Del-Tones: Live at Ciro’s (1965, Capitol)

Greatest Hits (1975, GNP Crescendo)

The Tigers Loose (1983, Balboa)

Tribal Thunder (1993, HighTone)

Unknown Territory (1994, HighTone)

Calling Up Spirits (1996, Beggar’s Banquet)

The Phantom Surfers and Dick Dale (1996, Crown)

Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology (1997, Rhino)



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The Freaks Hall: The Cramps

The Cramps

Class of 2014

Formed: 1976, New York, NY


Lux Interior
Poison Ivy Rorschach
Bryan Gregory
Miriam Linna
Nick Knox
Kid Congo Powers
Fur Dixon
Candy Del Mar
Slim Chance
Jim Sclavunos
Harry Drumdini
Chopper Franklin

Selected Discography:

Gravest Hits (1979, Illegal Records)

Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980, Illegal Records)

Psychedelic Jungle (1981, I.R.S.)

Smell of Female (1983, Big Beat)

Off The Bone (1983, Illegal Records)

Bad Music For Bad People (1984, I.R.S.)

A Date With Elvis (1986, Big Beat)

Rockin’ n’ Reelin’ in Auckland New Zealand XXX (1987, Vengeance)

Stay Sick! (1990, Enigma)

Look Mom, No Head (1991, Enigma)

Flamejob (1994, The Medicine Label)

Big Beat From Badsville (1997, Epitaph)

Fiends of Dope Island (2003, Vengeance)

How To Make A Monster (2004, Vengeance)

File Under Sacred Music, Early Singles 1978-1981 (2012, Munsters)



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The Freaks Hall: The Chocolate Watchband

The Chocolate Watchband

Class of 2017

Formed: 1965, Los Altos, CA


Mark Loomis
David Aguilar
Sean Tolby
Bill Flores
Gary Andrijasevich
Danny Phay
Ned Torney

Selected Discography: 

No Way Out (1967, Tower)

The Inner Mystique (1968, Tower)

One Step Beyond (1969, Tower)



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The Freaks Hall: Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton

Class of 2016

Born: December 28, 1950, Memphis, TN

Died: March 17, 2010, New Orleans, LA

Selected Discography: 

With the Box Tops 

The Letter/Neon Rainbow (1967, Bell)

Cry Like A Baby (1968, Bell)

Non-Stop (1968, Bell)

With Big Star

#1 Record (1972, Ardent/Stax)

Radio City (1974, Ardent/Stax)

Third/Sister Lovers (1978, PVC)


Like Flies on Sherbert (1979, Peabody)

Bach’s Bottom (1980, Line)

Live In London (1982, Aura)

High Priest (1989, New Rose/Big Time)

Cliches (1993, Ardent)

A Man Called Destruction (1995, Ardent)

Cubist Blues (w/Alan Vega & Ben Vaughn (1996, Light In the Attic)

1970 (1996, Ardent)

Loose Shoes and Tight Pussy (1999, Last Call/Bar None)

Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (2011, Omnivore Recordings)