Hammerbox was one of the few Seattle grunge bands fronted by a woman in the early '90s.

Hammerbox formed around 1989 in Seattle and released their first LP, Hammerbox on independent label C/Z Records. This album earned them the opportunity to sign to a major label, A&M Records, with whom they released their second album.

However, despite the band's appearance at the rock festival Endfest in Bremerton, Washington to support their album, it did not sell well and the band was dropped by the label. James Atkins left the band in early 1994, and the rest of the members followed suit shortly thereafter.

Carrie Akre formed Goodness, while Harris Thurmond went on to form Anodyne (later renamed Marfa Lights) with That Petrol Emotion singer Steve Mack. Thurmond formed Orbiter in 2000, and later Kingsley in 2003. Live EMP Skychurch, Seattle, WA, an album containing live material from the band's reunion show, was released in 2005.

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rockola.fm Historia Hammerbox se forma alrededor de 1989 en Seattle y lanzaron su primer LP, Hammerbox con el sello independiente C / Z Records. Este álbum les consiguió la oportunidad de firmar con una de las principales firmas, A & M Records, con quienes lanzaron su segundo álbum. ...



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Band Members

Carrie Akre - vocals
Harris Thurmond - guitar
James Atkins - bass
Dave Bosch - drums


Record Label

C/Z Records, A&M Records
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