The Effigies

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The Effigies are one of Chicago's oldest and longest-running punk bands. They are the only band out of the Big Four that are still currently active and playing. The band formed in late 1979 (though they first played live in November 1980) and consistently played and recorded throughout the 1980s.

In 2004, The Effigies returned with 3 of the 4 original members and frequently plays shows throughout Chicago and the Midwest. As of February 2006, they are playing new songs live and plan to release and album in the near future.

Current Lineup

Releases

Re-released (Ruthless Records, 1984), with "Security" as added track.
  • Bodybag / Security 7" (Ruthless Records, 1982)
  • We're Da Machine EP (Ruthless Records, 1983)
  • For Ever Grounded LP (Ruthless Records, 1984)
  • Fly On A Wire LP (Fever Records, 1985)
  • Ink LP (Fever Records, 1986)

Collections

  • Remains Nonviewable LP (Roadkill, 1989) - "Collection of almost all early material up to, and including part of, For Ever Grounded. It is thought that 2,000 copies were actually distributed. Remains Nonviewable was re-released on C.D. in late 1995 by Touch & Go Records"

Compilations

Live Albums

  • V.M.L. Live Presents the Effigies 12/16/95 (V.M.L. Records, 1996) - "Livetracks from the first reunion show of original members since 1992. Recordedlive 12/16/1995, at the Lounge Ax, Chicago, Illinois. 1,000 pressed."

Previous Lineups

1980-1984

  • Steve Economou - drums
  • John Kezdy - vocals, lyrics
  • Earl Letiecq - guitars
  • Paul Zamost - bass

1985-1986

  • Steve Economou - drums
  • John Kezdy - vocals
  • Robert O'Connor - guitars
  • Paul Zamost - bass

1987 - 1988

1988 - 1990

  • Chris Bjorklund - guitars
  • Joe Haggerty - drums
  • John Kezdy - vocals
  • Tom Woods - bass

1991 - 2003

  • On hiatus, outside a couple reunion shows

References

  • Effigies.com, lineups discography and just about everything else. Direct sentences taken are put in double-quotes.

External Links