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Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is an American band from Nashville, Tennessee.[1] Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre. AllMusic referred to them as "arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s".[2]

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Lambchop playing in Dachau, Germany, July 2009
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresAlternative country, Indie-Rock, Chamber Pop
Years active1986–present
Associated actsClockhammer, My Dad Is Dead, Silver Jews
MembersKurt Wagner
Ryan Norris
Tony Crow
Matt Swanson
Scott Martin
Past membersMarc Trovillion
William Tyler
Sam Baker
Jonathan Marx
Alex McManus
Deanna Varagona
Paul Niehaus
Roy Agee
John Delworth
Mark Nevers
Chris A. Scott
Charles Scott Chase
Bill Killebrew
Steve Goodhue
Allen Lowrey

Never a band with a "core" lineup, Lambchop has consisted of a large and fluid collective of musicians focused around its creative centre, frontman Kurt Wagner. Initially indebted to traditional country, the music has subsequently moved through a range of influences including post-rock, soul and lounge music.

Whatever the style, the characteristic mood of Lambchop's music is evoked by Wagner's distinctive songwriting: lyrically subtle and ambiguous, the vocals melodic but understated. American Songwriter described Wagner's lyrics as "witty and deeply insightful."[3]

They were the backing band for Vic Chesnutt on his 1998 album, The Salesman and Bernadette.

Former bass player Marc Trovillion died of a heart attack in October 2013, aged 56.[4]


Summary of members as credited on studio albums (1994 - present)



Releases as PosterchildEdit


  • 1990 Secret Secret Sourpuss
  • 1992 Big Tussie
  • 1993 Sorry About The Deformed Heart (split with Crop Circle Hoax and Spent)


  • 1993 "Nine" / "Moody Fucker"
  • 1994 "My Cliche" / "Loretta Lung"
  • 1994 "Soaky in the Pooper"
  • 1995 "Your Life As A Sequel"
  • 1995 "Scared Out Of My Shoes" (split 5" vinyl single with Spent)
  • 1996 "The Man Who Loved Beer"
  • 1996 "Hank"
  • 1996 "Cigaretiquette" / "Mr. Crabby"
  • 1997 "Whitey" / "Playboy, the Shit"
  • 1998 "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)"
  • 1998 "Your Fucking Sunny Day"
  • 2000 "Up with People!" / "Miss Prissy"
  • 2002 "Is a Woman"
  • 2004 "Something's Going On (And On)"
  • 2017 "The Hustle" / "When You Were Mine"

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

Tour only albumsEdit

  • 2002 Pet Sounds Sucks (Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco)
  • 2003-04 Mono (Live in Würselen, Germany)
  • 2004 Nashville Does Dallas
  • 2004 Boo Fucking Who? (Live in Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2006 Succulence (Live in Vienna, Austria)
  • 2008 Rainer on My Parade (Live, various locations)
  • 2012 Democracy
  • 2017 Live At The Shanghai Symphony Chamber Hall


  • 1996 Hank
  • 2000 The Queens Royal Trimma (Live Royal Festival Hall, London – Tour Only)
  • 2001 Treasure Chest of the Enemy (Tour Only)
  • 2005 CoLab (with Hands Off Cuba)
  • 2012 Mr. N

Live albumsEdit

  • 2009 Live at XX Merge


  • 2007 No Such Silence


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 551. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  2. ^ Jason Ankeny (2000-05-13). "Lambchop | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  3. ^ "Lambchop: Mixed Media". American Songwriter. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. ^ Reed, Ryan (2013-10-18). "Marc Trovillion, Ex-Lambchop Bassist, Dead at 56". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-12-25.

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