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MONKS OF DOOM BIOGRAPHY

After Camper Van Beethoven disbanded two groups emerged. The better known Cracker and this band, Monks Of Doom. The two bands, while similar, both combined the quirky, offbeat elements of Camper Van Beethoven but with a more straightforward rock and roll approach.

The Monks Of Doom

Monks Of Doom began as a side project for three members of CVB: Greg Lisher, Victor Krummenacher and Chris Pedersen. When Camper Van Beethoven split up in 1990, the Monks became a full-time act. They added David Immergluck (formerly of Ophelias). They recorded their first album, the soundtrack to Breakfast On The Beach Of Deception. Their more progressive, less folksy sound with its clever, almost experimental sound reminded some of early Zappa or even The Residents. They even covered Zappa's "Who Are The Brain Police?" on a later release.

Like their predescessor, Monks were never a band to be pigeon-holed. Among other efforts they did a concept album -- a rock opera based on Edward Gorey's The Insect God. Monks Of Doom, while an acquired taste, are quite enjoyable, even if they are more "progressive" than their "root band" CVB.


MONKS OF DOOM I.R.S. DISCOGRAPHY

This discography will cover only MONKS OF DOOM's recordings for I.R.S. Records. Recordings for other labels, other recordings, solo recordings and guest appearances, may be mentioned in the biography or discography, but details can be found by visiting some of the cool links for MONKS OF DOOM, below...

Albums & EPs

Soundtrack To The Film 'Breakfast On The Beach Of Deception' cover SOUNDTRACK TO THE FILM 'BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH OF DECEPTION
IRS 13213 (Released 9 March 1993)

Cassette & CD


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Musicians:
David Immergluck guitar
Victor Krummenacher bass & vocals
Greg Lisher guitar
Chris Pedersen drums & percussion


Track Listing:

  1. In Anticipation of the Pope (Monks of Doom)
  2. Blues on Sunday (Monks of Doom)
  3. Facts About Spiders (Monks of Doom)
  4. Ukranian Technological Faith Dance (Monks of Doom)
  5. Lappish Tea Song (Monks of Doom)
  6. B-Music (Monks of Doom)
  7. Fall from Grace (Monks of Doom)
  8. Save Me from Myself (Monks of Doom)
  9. Visions From the Acid Couch (Monks of Doom)
  10. Insana and Her Manchild (Monks of Doom)
  11. Jim Gore and the Ghost of Missouri (Monks of Doom)
  12. The Haunting of An Eastern Man's Mind (Monks of Doom)
  13. Eldridge Street (Monks of Doom)

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The Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company cover THE COSMODEMONIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IRS 13214 (Released 9 March 1993)

Cassette & CD


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Musicians:
David Immergluck guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, keyboards & vocals
Victor Krummenacher acoustic guiatr, bass & vocals
Greg Lisher guitar & voclas
Chris Pedersen drums, percussion & vocals
Additional Musicians:
Melanie Clarin vocals


Track Listing:

  1. Vaporize Your Crystals (Monks of Doom)
  2. The Vivian Girls (Snakefinger/Residents)
  3. All in Good Time (Monks of Doom)
  4. Voodoo Vengeance (Chadbourne)
  5. Taste of Tendon (Monks of Doom)
  6. Trapped (Monks of Doom)
  7. The Evidence You Hide (Monks of Doom)
  8. Unexplained Murders (Monks of Doom)
  9. The Beach of Deception (Monks of Doom)
  10. Broadcast at Midday (Monks of Doom)

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Forgery cover FORGERY
IRS 13163 (Released 1992)

Cassette & CD


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Musicians:
David Immergluck guitar
Victor Krummenacher bass & vocals
Greg Lisher guitar
Chris Pedersen drums & percussion


Track Listing:

  1. Flint Jack (Monks of Doom)
  2. Flow (Monks of Doom)
  3. Tanguedia (For Astor Piazzolla) (Monks of Doom)
  4. Virtual Lover (Monks of Doom)
  5. Queen of Fortune (Monks of Doom)
  6. Dust (Monks of Doom)
  7. What Does A Man Require? (Brecht/Weill)
  8. A.O.A. (Monks of Doom)
  9. Cigarette Man (Cash of Characters) (Monks of Doom)
  10. Off On A Comet (Monks of Doom)
  11. Tanguedia (reprise) (Monks of Doom)
  12. Chaos Is Not Dead (Monks of Doom)

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