Theatre of Sheep

Theatre of Sheep was an American new wave band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1982. They were popular locally but never made the jump to a wider audience.[1][2][3]

Theatre of Sheep
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
GenresNew wave
Years active1982–1984, 2007, 2010
LabelsSheepish
Associated actsNegative Trend, Rozz Rezabek

HistoryEdit

Theatre of Sheep formed in 1980 with a line-up of Rozz Rezabek (formerly of Negative Trend), Jimi Haskett (guitar), Brian Wassman (drums), John (Clifford) Goins (bass) and Lesli Arbuthnot (keyboards). Bassist Jim Wallace then replaced Goins. Their 1983 cassette-only release, A Cathartic Aquacade, was produced and engineered by Greg Sage, leader of Portland punk band the Wipers.

Theatre of Sheep's debut 12" extended play, A Quiet Crusade, was released on their own Sheepish label in 1983,[4] followed by a cassette-only collection, Theatre of Sheep's Greatest Hits.[5]

The band broke up in 1984.

Other projectsEdit

Rezabek later released several solo recordings, including the 1999 album Lover Legend Liar,[6][7] and appeared in the 1998 documentary film Kurt & Courtney.

Legacy and reunionsEdit

Theatre of Sheep were documented with the 2006 compilation album Old Flames.[8]

The band reunited for Portland shows at Slabtown in 2007.[3] and the closing of Satyricon in 2010.[9]

MembersEdit

  • Rozz Rezabek – vocals (1980-1984, 2007, 2010)
  • Jimi Haskett – guitar (1980-1984, 2007, 2010)
  • Brian Wassman – drums (1980-1984)
  • Lesli Arbuthnot – keyboards (1980-1984, 2007, 2010)
  • John (Clifford) Goins – bass (1980)
  • Jim Wallace – bass/keyboards (1983, 2007, 2010)
  • Mark Sten – bass
  • Rob Ohearn – keyboards
  • Kevin Jarvis – drums

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

  • A Cathartic Aquacade cassette (1983, self-released)
  • A Quiet Crusade 12" (1983, Sheepish)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Theatre of Sheep's Greatest Hits cassette (1984, Sheepish)
  • Old Flames (2007, self-released)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Two Louies Magazine: History of Portland Rock: The Early 80's Archived 2009-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ rozzrezabek.com: Theatre of Sheep for Dummies
  3. ^ a b http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-22760-the-last-pogo-portlands-old-new-wave-champions-theatre-of-sheep-tend-the-flock.html
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Theatre-Of-Sheep-A-Quiet-Crusade/release/1442359
  5. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Theatre-Of-Sheep-Theatre-Of-Sheeps-Greatest-Hits/release/7331536
  6. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Rozz-Rezabek-Lover-Legend-Liar/release/7992186
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-03-24. Retrieved 2005-03-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Theatre-Of-Sheep-Old-Flames/release/3650926
  9. ^ portlandtribune.com, Sep 29, 2010

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