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Big Chief

MEMBERS:
Mark Dancey – guitar
Phil Durr – guitar
Mike Danner – drums
Matt O’Brien – bass
Barry Henssler – vocals

WHERE FROM:
Ann Arbor, Michigan

WHERE NOW:
Signed with Capitol Records.

DATE FORMED:
1989

HOW FORMED:
Henssler’s hardcore band the Necros and Mike Danner’s band the Laughing Hyenas got the attention of Bruce Pavitt. Pavitt heard that Henssler and Danner were playing together and gave them a budget to do a single.

HIGHLIGHT:
Big Chief puts out Motorbooty, the delightfully satiric magazine of music, culture, and possibly actionable lies. Their merchandising company, Fresh Vines, produces a clothing line. They write and produce for other acts, including Motor City R&B diva Thornetta Davis. Guitarist Mark Dancey does the graphic art that distinguishes Big Chief projects. His work also graces the cover of Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger.”


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