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The Gories
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Background Information




Garage rock, Punk Blues, Garage Punk

Years Active

1986 – 1992
2009 – Present


Crypt Records


Mick Collins - guitar, vocals
Dan Kroha - guitar, vocals
Peggy O'Neill - drums


The Gories formed in Detroit in 1986. They were among the first 1980's garage rock bands to incorporate overt blues influences. The band features Mick Collins of The Dirtbombs, Dan Kroha later of the now defunct The Demolition Doll Rods on guitar and vocals, and Peggy O'Neill on drums.

The Gories released their first album, Houserockin', in 1989. The release had been pre-dated by two songs on a Wanghead compilation LP, It Came From The Garage Vol. II. The band recorded the follow-up LP, I Know You Fine, but How You Doin', in 1990. They soon signed to the German label Crypt Records and released Outta Here. After three albums, the band broke-up in 1992. Mick Collins went on to form various bands including Blacktop and The Dirtbombs, while Dan Kroha joined Rocket 455 and later formed the Demolition Doll Rods and The Readies. Peggy O'Neill went on to join '68 Comeback and Darkest Hours.

In the summer of 2009 The Gories and the Oblivians played reunion shows in Detroit and Memphis, as well as multiple shows across Europe. Since then, The Gories are still playing together.



  • House Rockin LP/CD (Fanclub Records/New Rose, 1989, NR 340/FC 077)
  • I Know You Fine, But How You Doin LP/CD (New Rose, 1990, ROSE 219)
  • Outta Here LP/CD (Crypt Records, 1992, CR-030)


  • "Nitroglycerine" (New Rose, 1990, new 141/NR 100)
  • "Here Be The Gories" (In The Red Records, 1991, ITR 003)
  • "Give Me Some Money" (Sub Pop, 1992, SP 134)
  • "Baby Say Unh!" (Estrus Records]], 1992, ES 724)
  • "To Find Out" (Giant Claw, 1992, GCS-005)
  • "You Little Nothing" (Get Hip Records, 1995, GH-173)
  • “Be Nice” b/w “On the Run” (Third Man Records), 2015, TMR-308)


  • I Know You Be Houserockin' CD (Crypt Records, 1994, CR-CD-04241) (re-release of first two records)

Live Albums

  • The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5-27-88, 2013 (Third Man Records), CD and 12" Vinyl Third Man Records


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