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Propagandhi



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Hometown: Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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Propagandhi is a punk / hardcore / "progressive thrash" act from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band was formed in 1986 by guitarist / vocalist Chris Hannah and drummer Jord Samolesky. The group went through several bassists before joining up with John K. Samson, who played on the band's early albums for Fat Wreck Chords. The group is notable for their staunchly leftist political views on a range of human and animal rights issues.

Following the 1996 release of their sophomore full length, Less Talk More Rock, the band entered a transition period. They decided that "rural metal–heads" Chris and Jord had diverging musical goals than "urbane poet" John, and Samson left the group to form the Weakerthans. He was succeeded by Todd Kowalski, formerly of thrash acts I Spy and Swallowing Shit. At the same time Propagandhi formed Winnipeg–based Parecon–organized label G7 Welcoming Committee Records, which has since put co–released all of the band's records and released music from similarly aligned acts (the Weakerthans included). Propagandhi's music has since turned away from the pop–punk of their earlier work to a decidedly more serious and complex hybrid of punk, metal and thrash. The band's sarcastic wit remains in tact.

Related Bands

Giant Sons, John K. Samson, I Spy, Swallowing Shit, The Weakerthans

Reviews

Propagandhi Failed States

Propagandhi

Failed States (2012)

Epitaph Records

Propagandhi The Recovered EP

Propagandhi

The Recovered EP (2010)

G7 Welcoming Comittee

Propagandhi / Sacrifice Split [7-inch]

Propagandhi / Sacrifice

Split [7-inch] (2010)

War on Music

Propagandhi Supporting Caste

Propagandhi

Supporting Caste (2009)

Smallman

Propagandhi / Paint It Black live in Brooklyn

Propagandhi / Paint It Black

live in Brooklyn (2009)

live show

Propagandhi / Paint It Black live in Philadelphia

Propagandhi / Paint It Black

live in Philadelphia (2009)

live show

Propagandhi / Random Hand / Cop Out live in Sheffield

Propagandhi / Random Hand / Cop Out

live in Sheffield (2009)

live show

Propagandhi / Strike Anywhere / Banner Pilot live in Minneapolis

Propagandhi / Strike Anywhere / Banner Pilot

live in Minneapolis (2009)

live show

Propagandhi / Full Nelson live in Auckland

Propagandhi / Full Nelson

live in Auckland (2009)

live show

Propagandhi / Comeback Kid live in Tokyo

Propagandhi / Comeback Kid

live in Tokyo (2008)

live show

Propagandhi Live from Occupied Territory: An Official Bootleg DVD

Propagandhi

Live from Occupied Territory: An Official Bootleg DVD (2007)

G7 Welcoming Committee

Propagandhi / Hiretsukan / GFK live in Denver

Propagandhi / Hiretsukan / GFK

live in Denver (2007)

live show

Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits

Propagandhi

Potemkin City Limits (2005)

Fat Wreck Chords

Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes

Propagandhi

Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (2001)

G7 Welcoming Committee

Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes

Propagandhi

Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (2001)

G7 Welcoming Committee

Propagandhi Where Quantity is Job #1

Propagandhi

Where Quantity is Job #1 (1998)

G7 Welcoming Committee

Propagandhi Less Talk, More Rock

Propagandhi

Less Talk, More Rock (1996)

Fat Wreck Chords

Propagandhi How To Clean Everything

Propagandhi

How To Clean Everything (1993)

Fat Wreck Chords

Propagandhi How To Clean Everything

Propagandhi

How To Clean Everything (1993)

Fat Wreck Chords

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Interviews

Picture of Propagandhi

Propagandhi

Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 8:15 PM (EST)

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Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:30 PM (EST)

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