Big Black

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Big Black
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Jeff Pezzati and Santiago Durango
Background information
OriginEvanston, Illinois, U.S.
GenresPunk rock, alternative rock, indie rock, noise rock, post-hardcore, post-punk
Years active1981 (1981)–1987 (1987)
LabelsRuthless, Fever, Homestead, Blast First, Touch and Go
Associated actsNaked Raygun, Rapeman, Shellac
Past membersSteve Albini
Jeff Pezzati
Santiago Durango
Dave Riley

Big Black was an American punk rock band. The band formed in 1981 with Steve Albini playing all of the instruments and a drum machine for percussion.

Big Black's music was very loud and distorted. Many Big Black songs have stories about violence in them.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Atomizer (1986)
  • Songs About Fucking (1987)

Live albums[change | change source]

  • Sound of Impact (live, 1987)
  • Pigpile (live, 1992)

Compilations[change | change source]

  • The Hammer Party (1986)
  • The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape (1987)

EPs[change | change source]

  • Lungs (1983)
  • Bulldozer (1984)
  • Racer-X (1984)
  • Headache (1987)

Singles[change | change source]

  • "Rema-Rema" (1985)
  • "Il Duce" (1985)
  • "Heartbeat" (1987)
  • "He's a Whore" / "The Model" (1987)
  • "In My House" (1992)