Band Line up info from Niagara Detroit:

The original DAM lineup.....(when we were just using found instruments and consequently according to Thurston Moore becoming DAM ''the very first noise band'' L-R Jim Shaw (now a museum artist, Mike Kelly now a museum artist, Cary Loren owner of the ''BookBeat'' and Me. The lineup changed when I met Ron Asheton, then he recommended Mike Davis, who brought in Rob King. DAM ran from 74-84. Then I met Colonel who formed Dark Carnival which included Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton Greasy Carlisi, with the occasional guest appearance such as Cheetah Chrome and Jim Carroll. That ran from 85- 99 and had 5 albums. From then on I was with the Australian band Niagara & the Hitmen. Thanks Kim for keeping track of things. You do such great archiving! Thanks again N

From MoMA PS1
Destroy All Monsters

22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-2084
Sunday, May 22, 2011
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Video screening in the first-floor Main Gallery and 3pm book signing with Cary Loren.

In conjunction with the new publication, Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979, published by Primary Information, MoMA PS1 and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers present a day-long screening of Shake a Lizard Tail, or Rust Belt Rump, a film created by the band for their 1996 Japanese tour.

The film is a collage of horror exploitation videos, Detroit "Dance City" techno dancers, and late night WGPR television commercials of the 1980s. The commercials feature local Detroit landmarks such as Miley and Miley's Shrimp Shack, the Club Watts Mozambique ladies club, and various funeral homes.


In 1973, the Detroit band Destroy All Monsters was a wild and reckless synthesis of psychedelia, proto-punk, heavy metal, noise and performance art. The collective hailed from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and consisted of Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, Niagara and Jim Shaw (with later members including Ron Asheton of the Stooges, Michael Davis of the MC5, Drummer Rob King and the Miller brothers of Mission of Burma).

Sent in from Cary tonight...Thanks!

**Special thanks to Niagara Detroit, Colonel Galaxy, and Cary Loren for contributing to the story.

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