Malfunkshun

  • Seattle, WA, USA
Band: Cover Band: Original Rock

"Formed in the early 80s by Andrew and Kevin Wood."

MALFUNKSHUN History: Born on Easter of 1980, Malfunkshun became the most influential of theSeattle bands that would dominate the charts of the early 90s.The talents of Kevin Wood, guitar and founder of the band, Andrew Wood,bass and vocals, and Regan Hagar, drums would form the nucleus from1980 to 1988.Their flamboyantly avante guard live show will always be remembered inSeattle rock history. Kevin, with his speedy guitar riffing and over thetop comping would go on to influence the likes of Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden. Andrew, aka 'Landrew the love God', would wow the fans with hisbulldozer bass lines and searing vocal melodies. And Regan Hagar, aka'Thundar', would beat the drums with out mercy until his knuckles bled.Malfunkshun was known as Seattle's loudest rock band.In 1984 the self released 'Furz and Buds not Leather and Studs' definedMalfunkshun as an alternative to the Metal Revival with a slogan of LoveRock and the 333 numerology.In 1985 Malfunkshun was featured on the Deep Six Compilation with othermain stream acts of the day such as Sound Garden and Green River.In 1987 Another Pyrrhic Victory album came out with a line up verysimilar to Deep Six.Malfunkshun took a Hiatus in 1988 when Landrew joined 'Perl Jam', aka'Mother Love Bone'. Although Malfunkshun was not officially disbandedit would never play again with Landrew at the helm.In 1993 Malfunkshun, 'Back to Olympus' was released on 'Loose Groverecords'. Originally recorded in 1987 it was finally available to thepublic.Kevin, busy with his band 'Devil Head' from would from timeto time release Malfunkshun tapes and Cds as well as singles on his'wammybox records' label. These would include 'Greeks Bearing Gifts' anda remakes of the Infamous 'Smegma Hound' and 'Scatman Blues'.In 2004, Malfunkshun reformed for a recording. Featuring Greg Gilmore onDrums, Brian Wood on Vocals. The recording was ground breaking in thatit included some unreleased Malfunkshun songs that eclipsed in impactthe Loose Groove release. The Cd entitled 'Malfunkshun Soundtrack' wasto be featured on the release of the film documentary 'Malfunkshun'.Later that year Malfunkshun was invited to play in Milan Italy at aSeattle tribute show. Fans sang along with favorite Malfunkshun songsand amazed everybody with their enthusiasm.In 2005 Malfunkshun returned to the stage for the premier of theDocumentary with Stone Gossard, Regan Hagar and Shawn Smith in the lineup. The show was a complete sell out. Members of Soundgarden and PearlJam attended and gave their support.Early in 2006 Malfunkshun played in Milan Italy once again to a sell outcrowd. The band featured Shawn Smith on vocals and Regan Hagar on drums.In 2007 Classic Rock Magazine featured Kevin Wood and chronicled the newband line up its recording which was released as the 'Monument' on'wammybox records'.June 2010, Malfunkshun embarks on the 'Love Rock at the Hard Rock' tour.The line up includes Tom Mick on vocals, Steve Fournier on drums and RobDay on Bass. The tour features a screening of the MalfunkshunDocumentary and is booked in the Hard Rock Cafe franchise.In 2011 long time fan and ace vocalist, Jeff Loftis came to light as thenew voice for Malfunkshun. His and Kevin's remake of 'Jezebel Woman'received rave reviews.

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