Wayne Gacy Trio
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Wayne Gacy Trio


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The Portland Oregon act The Wayne Gacy Trio now takes up the hapless mantle of the killer clown persona dubbing their new act “murder rock”. The band’s sound is reminiscent of other Pop Punk acts with raw organic drums, dirty hazy guitar licks, and and compelling almost spoken word vocal set. The hook… Is the lyrics and persona that set them apart from every other Portland garage band. It makes it one of the strangest acts I’ve encountered and that alone should have the fans at Fangoria musick eating their tracks up like Ed Gein at one of his Sunday afternoon Barbecues.

Fangoria Magazine - June 2009 - Fangoria

The Wayne Gacy Trio has basically assembled an audio shrine to the legacy of famed serial killer John Wayne Gacy jr.. With songs about homicide, kidnapping, burying bodies, luring young boys into the rec room and other bad circumstances, listeners are sure to feel soiled. Dousing yourself in anti-bacterial lotion after listening is well advised, but these guys have found something else deep down in the basement - an impressive, darkly funny, debut album.

Rue Morgue Magazine - July 2009 - Rue Morgue


Rec Room Romance and Crawlspace Love Affairs - Released in April of 2009



The Wayne Gacy Trio came together in Atlanta Georgia and later relocated to the Pacific Northwest. Now based out of Portland Oregon. Over the past year the band has released its first cd “Rec Room Romance and Crawlspace Love Affairs”, has been playing great shows, and getting some great attention.

The group’s music is heavy with a twist of the twisted. The band has developed a sound that is thick and rich, dripping with gruesome and smothered in grizzly. While heavy chord progressions grind away, the snare drum echoes like gunfire. Meanwhile, the bass lines are grabbing you in a sonic chokehold.  The guitar solos evoke an intention of creepy. The CD also features sound clips of John Wayne Gacy Jr. himself along with other unnerving clips of dark uneasiness.  One Northwest music magazine reviewer calls the CD “a sound that brings a beauty to the ugliness”.

The band is fronted by singer and guitarist, Jack Hanley, June Dahmer, just does stuff, Carlos Lee Lucas and Anthony Elwood Toole on guitar, Sean Lynn Woodfield on bass and Mr. X on drums. When asked why are there six people in the trio, lead singer Jack replies “it’s a guitar trio with a rhythm section and a creepy girl.”