The Gris Gris

The Gris Gris were an American four-piece psychedelic rock band from Oakland, California.

The Gris Gris
The Gris Gris (2006).jpg
Background information
Also known asGris Gris
OriginOakland, California
GenresPsychedelic rock
Years active2003 (2003)–2009 (2009)
MembersGreg Ashley
Joe Haener
Oscar Michel
Lars Kullberg


The Gris Gris first signed with Birdman Records in 2003 after Garret Goddard of the band The Cuts, gave a burned CD of Greg Ashley's first solo record Medicine Fuck Dream to the owner of Birdman Records, David Katznelson. Birdman then published Ashley's solo album, Medicine Fuck Dream, in 2003 and Gris Gris' debut self-titled album the following year.[1][2]

The band released three albums together to reasonably positive reviews.[3][4][5]

Lead-singer Greg Ashley also released eight solo albums, Medicine Fuck Dream, Painted Garden, Requiem Mass and Other Experiments, Another Generation Of Slaves, Greg Ashley & The Western Playboys, Death Of A Ladies' Man, Pictures Of Saint Paul Street and, Fiction Is Non-Fiction.[2][6]

Ashley also wrote a book entitled Anecdotes.[7]

Band membersEdit

  • Greg Ashley (formerly of The Mirrors, the Strate Coats, and Sir Lord Von Raven)
  • Joe Haener (formerly of Battleship, The Rocknroll Adventure Kids, Blanche Devereaux. Also played in The Dodos' 2008 touring lineup.)
  • Oscar Michel (formerly of the Rocknroll Adventure Kids and currently Lil' Queenie)
  • Lars Kullberg (formerly of Boot Party)



Singles and EPsEdit


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Gris Gris - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. ^ a b Trageser, Stephen (2014-04-28). "Hate Life Presents Greg Ashley and The John Brothers Piano Company Tonight at Fond Object". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ Moerder, Adam (2005-11-13). "The Gris Gris: For the Season". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  4. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (2004-11-16). "The Gris Gris: The Gris Gris". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  5. ^ "The Gris Gris, 'For the Season' (Birdman)". Spin. 2005-11-11. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
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