Origin: USA
Genres: Hard Rock

Rollins Band  


Henry Rollins has become a celebrity in several arenas, ranging from spoken-word performances, movie roles, even the occasional stand-up comedy appearance, and of course as vocalist in the seminal punk flag Black Flag in the eighties. He formed the Rollins Band shortly following his tenure in Black Flag, and following a few low-key releases in the late nineties, started to get the ball rolling with 1992's The End Of Silence, the band's breakthrough album following a stint on the initial Lollapalooza tour the previous year. The band was still riding high in 1997, but following that year's Come In And Burn album and tour, musical differences between Rollins and the others flared, and eventually all but Rollins left the band. Undaunted, Rollins found replacements (actually, the three new members were, and still are, an established Los Angeles band themselves, by the name of Mother Superior) and continued on, with Get Some Go Again being the first of several releases by Rollins Band Mk II. The Rollins Band has never been a metal band in the traditional sense, rather they are an inventive hard rock band, with Rollins' predictably thought-provoking lyrics and punk ethos being the focal point of the band but by no means the only reason to listen to the band, as Rollins has (past and present) surrounded himself with talented musicians. The most well-received of their albums appear to be the mid-period trio of The End Of Silence*, *Weight*, and *Come In And Burn.

Current Members

Henry Rollins

vocals

Jim Wilson

guitars

Marcus Blake

bass

Jason Mackenroth

drums

Former Members/Guests

Chris Haskett

guitars

Andrew Weiss

bass

Melvin Gibbs

bass

Simeon Cain

drums


Discography



Life Time 
1987 Texas Hotel
  1. Burned Beyond Recognition
  2. What Am I Doing Here
  3. 1000 Times Blind
  4. Lonely
  5. Wreck-Age
  6. Gun In Mouth Blues
  7. You Look At You
  8. If You're Alive
  9. Turned Out
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




Do It 
1988 Texas Hotel
  1. Do It
  2. Move Right In
  3. Next Time
  4. Joe Is Everything, Everything Is Joe. (Live)
  5. Black And White (Live)
  6. Lost And Found (Live)
  7. Followed Around (Live)
  8. Wreck-Age (Live)
  9. Lonely (Live)
  10. Hot Animal Machine 1 (Live)
  11. You Look At You (Live)
  12. Gun In Mouth Blues (Live)
  13. Turned Out (Live)
  14. Thousand Times Blind (Live)
  15. No One (Live)
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




Hard Volume 
1989 Texas Hotel
  1. Hard
  2. What Have I Got
  3. I Feel Like This
  4. Planet Joe
  5. Love Song
  6. Turned Inside Out
  7. Down And Away
  8. Joyriding With Frank
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




Turned On 
1990 Quarterstick
  1. Lonely
  2. Do It
  3. What Have I Got
  4. Tearing
  5. Out There
  6. You Didn't Need
  7. Hard
  8. Followed Around
  9. Mask
  10. Down & Away
  11. Turned Inside Out
  12. The Dietmar Song
  13. Black & White
  14. What Do You Do
  15. Crazy Lover
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




The End Of Silence 
1992 Imago
  1. Low self opinion
  2. Grip
  3. Tearing
  4. You didn't need
  5. Almost real
  6. Obscene
  7. What do you do
  8. Blues jam
  9. Another life
  10. Just like you
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Electro Convulsive Therapy  LIVE
1993 Imago
  1. You Didn't Need
  2. Hard
  3. What Have I Got
  4. Move/Obscene
  5. Crazy Lover/Ghost Rider
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




Weight 
1994 Imago
  1. Disconnect
  2. Fool
  3. Icon
  4. Civilized
  5. Divine Object Of Hatred
  6. Liar
  7. Step Back
  8. Wrong Man
  9. Volume 4
  10. Tired
  11. Alien Blueprint
  12. Shine
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Melvin Gibbs
  • Simeon Cain




Come In And Burn 
1997 Dreamworks
  1. Shame
  2. Starve
  3. All I Want
  4. The End Of Something
  5. On My Way To The Cage
  6. Thursday Afternoon
  7. During A City
  8. Neon
  9. Spilling Over The Side
  10. Inhale Exhale
  11. Saying Goodbye Again
  12. Rejection
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Melvin Gibbs
  • Simeon Cain




Insert Band Here  LIVE
1999 Buddha
  1. Lonely
  2. Do It
  3. What Have I Got
  4. 1000 Times Blind
  5. Tearing
  6. Out There
  7. You Didn't Need
  8. Hard
  9. Down And Away
  10. Turned Inside Out
  11. Earache My Eye
  • Henry Rollins
  • Chris Haskett
  • Andrew Weiss
  • Simeon Cain




Get Some Go Again 
2000 Dreamworks
  1. Illuminator
  2. Get some go again
  3. Monster
  4. Love's so heavy
  5. Thinking cap
  6. Change it up
  7. I go day glo
  8. Are you ready?
  9. On the day
  10. You let yourself down
  11. Brother interior
  12. Hotter and hotter
  13. Illuminator
  • Henry Rollins
  • Jim Wilson
  • Marcus Blake
  • Jason Mackenroth

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Yellow Blues 
2001 2.13.61
  1. Illumination (Ben Grosse remix)
  2. Side By Side
  3. Frozen Man
  4. 100 Miles
  5. Summer Nights
  6. Action
  7. Yellow Blues
  8. Don't Let This Be
  9. Coma
  10. Hold On
  11. Hell's Lounge Band Unwinds
  • Henry Rollins
  • Jim Wilson
  • Marcus Blake
  • Jason Mackenroth




Nice 
2001 Dreamworks
  1. One shot
  2. Up for it
  3. Gone inside the zero
  4. Hello
  5. What's the matter man
  6. Your number is one
  7. Stop look and listen
  8. I want so much more
  9. Hangin' around
  10. Going out strange
  11. We walk alone
  12. Let that devil out
  • Henry Rollins
  • Jim Wilson
  • Marcus Blake
  • Jason Mackenroth

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Only Way To Know For Sure  LIVE
2002 Sanctuary
  1. Disconnect
  2. On the Day
  3. Up for It
  4. What's the Matter
  5. Tearing
  6. Illumination
  7. Hotter and Hotter
  8. Monster
  9. Stop Look & Listen
  10. Ten Times
  11. All I Want
  12. Hello
  13. One Shot
  14. Going Out Strange
  15. Thinking Cap
  16. Get Some Go Again
  17. Your Number is One
  18. Gone inside the Zero
  19. Nowhere to Go but Inside
  20. Are You Ready?
  21. Do It
  22. You Didn't Need
  23. I Want so Much More
  24. Low SO
  25. Always The Same
  26. We Walk Alone
  27. Marcus Has the Evil in Him
  • Henry Rollins
  • Jim Wilson
  • Marcus Blake
  • Jason Mackenroth




End Of Silence Demos 
2002 2.13.61
  1. Low Self Opinion
  2. Grip
  3. Tearing
  4. You Didn't Need
  5. Almost Real
  6. Obscene
  7. What Do You Do
  8. Blues Jam
  9. Another Life
  10. Just Like You
  11. Human
  12. Low Self Opinion
  13. Tearing
  14. Hard
  15. What Do You Do
  16. Another Life
  17. Hole in the Back of My Mind
  18. Do It
  19. Hollow Man w/ Vernon Reid (NYC NY 1992)
  20. Jam w/ the Butthole Surfers (Boston MA 1991)


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