Horace Pinker

Horace Pinker

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandRockPunk

Horace Pinker has toured 21 countries, appeared on over 50 releases and have shared the stage with the likes of Green Day, Bad Religion, Fugazi, Rise Against, Blink 182, The OffSpring, and Jimmy Eat World (just to name a few).

Biography

Horace Pinker has toured 21 countries all over the world from Europe to China, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. They have played some of the biggest festivals on the circuit, including the Dynamo Open Air in the Netherlands, Popkomm in Germany, Belgium’s Groezrock and the 2007 Vans ZonaPunk Tour in Brazil.

Since their formation they have toured North America with Agent Orange, Jawbreaker, All Systems Go and have shared the stage with the likes of Green Day, Bad Religion, Fugazi, Rise Against, Blink 182, The OffSpring, and Jimmy Eat World (just to name a few).

They have appeared on over 30 compilations around the world, 12 EP's (including a split with Face To Face and a EP on Fat Wreck Chords), top-selling DVD video compilations Cinema Beer Nuts (Hopeless) and Punk Broadcast System (Coldfront), numerous network and cable TV shows and features in magazines such as Maximum Rock n‘ Roll and Punk Planet.

They have toured the world relentlessly for the releases of Power Tools (Justice), Burn Tempe To The Ground (Onefoot), critically acclaimed Pop Culture Failure (Jump Up!) and Copper Regret (Coldfront) that featured Chris Bauermeister formerly of Jawbreaker on bass, Red-Eyed Regular (OffTime), Texas One Ten (Thick), and the retrospective Carnival Nostalgia: 2000-2006 (Enemy One).

HP continues to defy the trends and release records with thoughtful lyrics and powerful music that cannot be pinned down to a simple category or genre. Reviews have focused on the bands commitment to combine their trademark pop hooks with the buzz of a two-guitar attack, aggressive pop punk sound that eludes categorization by blurring the lines between multiple genres.

2010 has the band in the studio recording the follow up to 2005’s Texas One Ten as well as touring China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Discography

03/94 'powertools' cd|lp|cass earwax|justice
08/96 'burn tempe to the ground' cd|lp|cass onefoot
04/00 'copper regret' cdep coldfront
06/00 'pop culture failure' cd|lp jump up!
03/03 'red-eyed regular' cdep offtime
05/05 'texas one ten' cd thick
2007 'carnival nostalgia: 2000-2006' cd enemy one (brazil)

seven-inches
05/91 'big ugly' earwax
04/92 'forty-seven' earwax
06/93 'knives, guns, & ammo' rhetoric
02/94 'disposable comp' social retard
03/94 'face to face/h.p. split' rhetoric
02/95 'diy polemic machine' blurr
04/95 'selling out the scene' evade
04/95 'h.p./doc hopper split' offtime
05/95 'i hate horace pinker' fat wreck chords
05/95 '80's punk comp' suburban zine
05/96 'live in new zealand' *only 7 pressed
11/97 'horace pinker live' v.m.l.

video
09/97 'cinema beer nuts' dvd|vhs hopeless
song used 'pop can park' from
'burn tempe to the ground' cd|lp|cass

10/01 'punk broadcast system vol.1' dvd|vhs coldfront
song used 'south stanley place' from
'copper regret' cdep

compilations
03/93 'loud ugly pop' cd fatbeat
09/94 'fuck loud music' cd ox zine
02/95 'education' lp mountain
06/95 'punk tv' lp red dawg
06/95 'attaining the supreme' cd whirled
03/96 'dag nasty tribute' cd battle
03/96 'nothing to believe' cd know
04/96 'five years of blurr' lp blurr
05/96 'diversified chaos' cd motherbox
08/96 'bombenleger' cd ox zine
09/96 'pass it on' cd aim
01/97 'world news' cd lollipop
01/97 'check this out' cd onefoot
03/97 'show and tell' cd which
04/97 'no idea' cd/lp no idea
05/97 'panic now' cd/lp helter skelter
09/97 'cinema beer nuts' cd hopeless
12/97 'walked in line cd' w.i.l.
01/98 'punk bites 2' cd/cass fearless
02/98 'check this out 2' cd onefoot
06/98 'sthink with bastard' cd comvert
10/99 'punkass generosity' cd onefoot
01/00 'horace pinker live' cd v.m.l.
01/00 'check this out 3' cd onefoot
04/01 'smash your radio vol.2' cd jump up!
06/01 'not so quiet on the coldfront' cd coldfront
03/03 'god bless the freaks vol.3' cd spiderweb
04/03 'unite for peta' cd nhn
05/04 'jubilee 2004' cd rattlesnake
06/05 'mean it man' cd thick
09/06 'hair - chicago punk cuts' cd thick