Origin: Washington, dc, USA  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
Last update/review: September 4, 2014

Dog Fashion Disco

The name of this band alone gives one a clue as to what plane these guys are operating on -- twisted, demented, offbeat, irreverent music. The band formed in Washington DC, eventually releasing three independent albums, the first two of which are by all accounts not representative of their current sound and are likely very difficult to find. By the time of The Embryo's In Bloom the style was largely in and in fact much of that album was re-recorded, plus some new tracks, for Anarchists Of Good Taste. A clear musical reference point is Mr. Bungle, especially the the carnivalesque keyboard work prevalent throughout. But Dog Fashion disco is more metallic and a bit more focused -- sure, the songs are twisted, and a host of outside influences can be heard if you listen, but they aren't so unstructured as to lose track of the fact that these are songs, not just meandering chaotic jam sessions. Some traditional metallists may not find this quite to their liking, but that's their loss, as this is highly entertaining music -- hardcore circus metal indeed! The band originally broke up in December 2006, but after several reunions in the intervening years, reformed in December 2013.

Current Members

Todd Smith

vocals

Jason Stepp

guitars

Brian White

bass

Tim Swanson

keyboards

Matt Rippetoe

sax/folk instruments

John Ensminger

drums

Former Members/Guests

Greg Combs

guitars

Mark Ammen

bass (ex-Unorthodox)

Steve Mears

bass

Sennen Quigley

keyboards/guitars

Jeff Seigel

keyboards

Josh Gifford

trumpet

Dave Sislen

sax

Geoff Stewart

sax

Mike Oliver

drums



Discography



Erotic Massage  
1997 self-released
  1. The Christian Dance Song
  2. G Eye Joe
  3. Wait
  4. Lost In Anacostia
  5. China White
  6. Communion
  7. Oral Spunk (Live In Moscow)
  8. Vernal Equinox
  9. Lookin For Love (Part One)
  10. Content
  11. Hypnotic Techno Underwater Encounter
  12. A Corpse Is A Corpse
  13. Bonus Track
  • Todd Smith
  • Greg Combs
  • Steve Mears
  • Josh Gifford
  • Dave Sislen
  • John Ensminger



Experiments In Alchemy  
1998 self-released
  1. Siddhis
  2. Primate
  3. Satanic Cowboy
  4. Pogo The Clown
  5. |en La Noche
  6. Scores For Porn
  7. Albino Rhino
  8. 9-5 At The Morgue
  9. Sexual Abyss
  • Todd Smith
  • Greg Combs
  • Mark Ammen
  • Sennen Quigley
  • Geoff Stewart
  • John Ensminger



The Embryo's In Bloom  
2000 Outer Loop
  1. Siamese Fever
  2. Toothless Dream
  3. G Eye Joe
  4. Leper Friend
  5. 9 to 5 At The Morgue
  6. Corpse Is A Corpse
  7. Pervert Fetus On The Beat
  8. Satanic Cowboy
  9. God Crisis
  • Todd Smith
  • Greg Combs
  • Steve Mears
  • Sennen Quigley
  • John Ensminger



Anarchists Of Good Taste  
2001 Spitfire
  1. Leper Friend
  2. 9 to 5 At The Morgue
  3. Mushroom Cult
  4. Antiquity's Small Rewards
  5. Headless
  6. Corpse Is A Corpse
  7. Valley Girl Ventriloquist
  8. Pour Some Urine On Me
  9. Vertigo Motel
  10. Cartoon Autopsy
  11. Pink Riots
  • Todd Smith
  • Greg Combs
  • Steve Mears
  • Jeff Seigel
  • John Ensminger



Committed To A Bright Future  
2003 Spitfire
  1. Love Song For A Witch
  2. Rapist Eyes
  3. Dr. Piranha
  4. Fetus On The Beat
  5. Worm In A Dog's Heart
  6. Plastic Surgeons
  7. Pogo The Clown
  8. Castaway
  9. Nude In The Wilderness
  10. The Acid Memoirs
  11. Deja Vu
  12. The Magical Band Of Fools
  13. Scores For Porn
  14. China White
  15. Grease
  • Todd Smith
  • Greg Combs
  • Steve Mears
  • Jeff Seigel
  • John Ensminger



DFDVD  VIDEO
2004



The City Is Alive Tonight ... Live In Baltimore  LIVE
2005 Artemis
  1. Worm In A Dog's Heart
  2. Rapist Eyes
  3. Baby Satan
  4. Love Song For A Witch
  5. Vertigo Motel
  6. Toothless Dream
  7. Acid Memoirs
  8. 9 To 5 At The Morgue
  9. Pink Riots
  10. Valley Girl Ventriloquist
  11. G Eye Joe
  12. Leper Friend
  13. Corpse Is A Corpse
  14. Breed
  15. Rat On A Sinking Ship
  16. Albino Rhino
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Jeff Seigel
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • Mike Oliver



Adultery  
2006 Rotten
  1. The Uninvited Guest
  2. The Sacrifice Of Miss Rose Covington
  3. Silent Film
  4. Sweet Insanity
  5. Desert Grave
  6. Moonlight City Drive
  7. Private Eye
  8. The Darkest Days
  9. Dead Virgins Don't Sing
  10. The Hitchiker
  11. 100 Suicides
  12. Adultery
  13. Mature Audiences Only
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Jeff Seigel
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



DFDVD II  VIDEO
2008



Beating A Dead Horse To Death ... Again  COMPILATION
2008 Rotten
  1. Baby Satan
  2. Day of the Dead
  3. Gardenia
  4. Rat on a Sinking Ship
  5. Devil's Wife
  6. Barely Breathing
  7. Satan's March
  8. Anaconda
  9. Worm in a Dog's Heart
  10. Rebel Yell
  11. 100 Suicides
  12. 9-5 at the Morgue
  13. Desert Grave
  14. Satanic Cowboy
  15. Magical Band of Fools
  16. Turning Gay
  17. Hank Steel the Real Queer Cowboy



Sweet Nothings  
2014 Rotten
  1. Greta
  2. War Party
  3. Scarlet Fever
  4. Tastes So Sweet
  5. Doctor's Orders
  6. Envy The Vultures
  7. Approach And Recede
  8. Down The Rabbit Hole
  9. We Aren't The World
  10. Struck By Lightning
  11. Sweet Nothings
  12. Pale Horse
  13. End Of The Road
  14. (Hidden Track)
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



Ad Nauseum  
2015 Rotten
  1. Ad Nauseam
  2. Last Night Never Happened
  3. Golden Mirage
  4. Covered In Blood
  5. Only The Haunted
  6. Lotion On It's Skin
  7. Watching You
  8. Baby Bones
  9. Starving Artist
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



Experiments In Embryos  
2018
  1. Siddhis
  2. Primate
  3. Satanic Cowboy
  4. Albino Rhino
  5. Sexual Abyss
  6. Siamese Fever
  7. Toothless Dream
  8. Pervert
  9. Fetus On The Beat
  10. God Crisis
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



Anarchists Of Good Taste 2018  
2018
  1. Leper Friend
  2. 9 To 5 At The Morgue
  3. Mushroom Cult
  4. Antiquity's Small Rewards
  5. Headless
  6. Valley Girl Ventriloquist
  7. Pour Some Urine On Me
  8. Vertigo Motel
  9. Cartoon Autopsy
  10. Pink Riots
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



Committed To A Bright Future 2019  
2019
  1. Love Song For A Witch
  2. Rapist Eyes
  3. Dr.Piranha
  4. Worm In A Dog's Heart
  5. Plastic Surgeons
  6. Pogo The Clown
  7. Castaway
  8. Nude In The Wilderness
  9. Acid Memoirs
  10. Déjà Vu
  11. Grease
  12. Scores For Porn
  13. Magical Band Of Fools
  • Todd Smith
  • Jason Stepp
  • Brian White
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe
  • John Ensminger



Tres Pendejos  
2019
  1. Blue Shadows On The Trail
  2. The Darkest Days
  3. Give Up The Ghost
  4. My Valentine
  5. Rapist Eyes
  6. Atlanta
  7. Sweet Insanity
  8. How Deep Is Your Love
  9. Surrounded By Porcelain Flies
  10. Die A Humble Death
  11. Toothless Dream
  • Todd Smith
  • Tim Swanson
  • Matt Rippetoe




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