Yard Trauma were one of the leading revival bands of the 1980s.
Yard Trauma were formed in Tucson (Arizona) by singer-guitarist
Joe Dodge and bassist Lee Joseph, who had been playing in the Johnny Seven. The
cassette Reptile House (1983), the single
Some People (Iconoclast, 1983), and the mini-album
Yard Trauma (Bonafide, 1984) introduced an enthusiastic gang enamored
of the Seeds, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, etc (plus Lance Kaufman's Farfisa
The album Must've Been Something (Dionysus, 1985) is a classic
of the genre, overflowing with catchy refrains and driving rhythms
(Situations, I've Seen You Walking, You're My Style,
You Don't Tell Me).
No Conclusions (Lolita, 1986) is a compilation.
Music (LDS, 1986) collects singles, rarities and unreleased tracks.
in 1986 Lee Joseph left Yard Trauma to join the Unclaimed.
Face To Face (Dionysus, 1989) and
Lose Your Head (Dionysus, 1990) were the last albums.
Lee Joseph's next project was Outsideinside (the name is dedicated to
Blue Cheer's classic album), that debuted with the
single North Hollywood (Hell Yeah, 1993), the
EP Outsideinside (Hell Yeah, 1993), containing
She Said Goodbye and The Truth, and with the
album Six Point Six (Helter Skelter), containing
Sky's On Fire.
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