Wckr Spgt

Formed 1982.

Biography

Wckr Spgt is an American musical band, that formed in 1981 in Claremont, California. Their influences include dadaism and punk rock, and they were part of an early movement focused primarily on experimental home recording and cassette culture that eventually evolved into lo-fi and indie rock. The band consists of Joel Huschle, Mark Givens, and Dave Carpenter and, over the years, a plethora of guest musicians and artists, notably John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Ian Carlson of The Desperation Squad, and the members of Nothing Painted Blue (Franklin Bruno, Kyle Brodie, and Peter Hughes).

Early audio cassettes were distributed throughout the Pomona Valley primarily in independent record stores like Toxic Shock in Pomona and Rhino Records in Claremont. In the 1990s the record label Shrimper distributed Wckr Spgt recordings including 1997's Everybody's Dead (Oh, No). Their solitary 7" EP 'Cream' (1993) came in a limited edition of 450 in a hand-drawn sleeve sprinkled with glitter.

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