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Baboon Rising  


Baboon Rising was formed by two high schoolers in 1987 (though it seems to be largely a one-man effort these days), with no aspirations of becoming rock stars but instead just churning out interesting music. They've been recording pretty steadily from the moment they were formed (there were several earlier private/local tapes and albums made before the ones listed below), with their most recent album being 2010's A Space Oddity. Their style is a bit hard to pin down, but it's somewhat progressive in nature, heavy, diverse, with some nice guitarwork, an odd, semi-spoken, not terribly melodic vocal style, and obviously inventive/irreverant lyrics as evidenced by the song titles. A quirky little band, but a nice diversion from all the mainstream stuff that's out there, and worth a listen.

Current Members

Mark Rathke

vocals/all instruments


Discography



Pennywaste 
1995 self-released
  1. Under The Gun
  2. Can't Live With 'Em
  3. Mastitis Blues
  4. Soup De Bugs
  5. Hallow Jelly
  6. Overdose On Happy Pills
  7. Congo Electric Jungle
  8. No Sense Nonsense
  9. Your Love (PennyWaste)
  10. Entrails Ripped From Produce Goods
  11. FL266




(EP) They Never Cared (compilation) 
1996 self-released
  1. Your Love (PennyWaste Revised)
  2. Can't Live With 'Em
  3. Love Is A Cracked Head Gasket
  4. Kayasemamba
  5. Romantic Irony




Out Of Balance 
1997 self-released
  1. Dumbfounded
  2. Bird Brain On A Holiday
  3. Sewer County, USA
  4. There's A Law Against Breakin' The Law
  5. February 14th
  6. In Debt
  7. Flushboy
  8. Post Nasal Drip
  9. Pungent Man
  10. Corkbutt
  11. Eddie Echo




Benevolent Creation 
1997 self-released
  1. Homescore
  2. First Meal
  3. Benevolent Creation
  4. Clusterjunk Manik
  5. Cauliflour Ear
  6. Defy Logic
  7. Blade Meets Blade
  8. Sockstock
  9. Molten Delight
  10. Empty Plate
  11. Cy-Caught-ik Love




In The Eye Of Ripkile 
1998 self-released
  1. Inbred Cornbread
  2. Unseen Utilities
  3. Ripkile Evanderlou
  4. Fruit Fly
  5. Melted Into Shape
  6. The Authority Of Sewage
  7. Hammer Time
  8. Face Lift
  9. Impeach The Pair
  10. Discordant Immunity
  11. Koils Of The Steel Ball Unwind
  12. Bum Toise




The Politics Of Pungency 
1999 self-released
  1. The Jug Substance Incident
  2. Albino Cheese Puffs
  3. The Politics Of Pungency
  4. Carpet Bugs
  5. Coagulated Jelly Beans
  6. Helen, My Drummer's Illin'
  7. Telephone Patient
  8. Staple Remover
  9. Tempurate
  10. Verbal Thoughts
  11. Worte Konnen Nicht Ausdrucklich




Decimation - The Best Of The Worst (compilation) 
2000 self-released
  1. Barney
  2. Hematoma
  3. My Dog Billy
  4. Persecuted Season
  5. Excursions At The Pond (1982)
  6. Under The Gun
  7. Corkbutt
  8. Homescore
  9. Impeach The Pair
  10. The Jug Substance Incident
  11. Kayasemamba
  12. Lethal Liddy
  13. Stone Bore Gore
  14. Scaventrash




Baboon Rising 
2000 self-released
  1. Dust In The Air
  2. The Shadow
  3. Chronothermal Epidermis
  4. Biocyber Virus Infection
  5. Love Was A Cracked Head Gasket
  6. Preservation
  7. Conceitful Glutton
  8. The Rising Of The Baboon
  9. Goose Quarters
  10. Cutting Blade
  11. Immobile Boxes
  12. A Period Is A Period, Period.




The Element Of Surprise 
2002 self-released
  1. Bathroom Inscriptions
  2. Maritime Lunacy
  3. Arctic Jungle
  4. The Silo
  5. Rastafarce
  6. The Leaning Pole Of Garber.s Crossing
  7. Stereotype
  8. Double H (HH)
  9. Invasion Of The Snakehead
  10. Element 112
  11. Envision Reality
  12. Riddle Of The Septadigits
  13. Bathroom Inscriptions
  14. Maritime Lunacy
  15. Arctic Jungle
  16. The Silo
  17. Rastafarce
  18. The Leaning Pole Of Garberís Crossing
  19. Stereotype
  20. Double H (HH)
  21. Invasion Of The Snakehead
  22. Element 112
  23. Envision Reality
  24. Riddle Of The Septadigits




Megland 
2004 self-released
  1. Rat In A Spider Hole
  2. P.T.O. Shaft
  3. Bring The Hammer Down
  4. Blubberbath
  5. The Chewing Gum Heist
  6. Megland *Miniature World*
  7. Legman
  8. The War Of The Flies
  9. Dorothyís Peculiarity
  10. A Dollís Life
  11. Nation Building RIP




Friendly Agrarian Tower 
2005 self-released
  1. Magnetic Guessing
  2. What Lies Inside
  3. Pencil Eraser Aftertaste
  4. Beacon of Connectivity
  5. Preexisting Condition
  6. Avian Honor
  7. BeauroRATS
  8. The Fight For Height
  9. Weapon Of Honey Production
  10. Towering Icon




The Rising Cost Of Metal 
2008 self-released
  1. NROL 21 Eighty Sixed
  2. Green Thumb Dementia
  3. The Assault Of The Clock
  4. Gabbylove
  5. Taint Worth It
  6. McNamera Trifecta
  7. A Penny For Your Thoughts
  8. Puntificating
  9. Carbonic Doomsday
  10. Buy One Free (Get The Other Half Off)
  11. Say Watanayo Say
  12. Guarded Bearing




A Space Oddity 
2010 self-released
  1. Submarine Dream
  2. A Space Oddity
  3. Albino Representation
  4. Witnessing Monetary Infliction
  5. Like A Swine Tuned Instrument
  6. Legstrong's Tomb
  7. Decks In the City
  8. Contrail Conspiracy
  9. Soiled Sleeve
  10. Eroded Chisel Plow
  11. Solemate




Gyroscope 
2012 self-released
  1. Sternutation
  2. Pious Propaganda
  3. Quantitative Queasing 0
  4. 50 Shades of Gray
  5. Gyroscopic Precession
  6. Lashing Out
  7. Event Registry
  8. Rainbathing
  9. Save Your Breath
  10. The Mirror Meets the Eye
  11. Felt Tipped Tonsils
  12. Centered Strike
  13. No Perfume (For the Pig)


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