Freeball Friday! Sarah Kirsch, L.A.M.F. Freeball Friday! Sarah Kirsch, L.A.M.F.

On Wednesday, December 5 Sarah Kirsch passed away due to complications related to Fanconi Anemia. Rumors contend that she was 42. She is survived by her friends, her family and twenty-five years of music that vivified the Bay Area punk scene and, in many unspoken ways, the world. Below you’ll find videos of Sarah (then Mike) Kirsch performing in just a few of the dozen plus outfits to which she lent her inimitable vision. If you have any interest in punk, hardcore or multimedia genre reinvention, we strongly recommend you find yourself any piece of her back catalog (her band history is listed at the bottom of this page), sit back and enjoy the rare sensation of having your mind fucking blown. L.A.M.F.

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that the audio/video contained in the following clips is less than stellar. The performances, however, are amazing.


John Henry West

Torches to Rome

Baader Brains

Mothercountry Motherfuckers

Sarah Kirsch Bandography (via MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL):
The Skinflutes (guitar and backing vocals, 1988–89)
Fuel (guitar and vocals, 1989–1991)
Fifteen (second guitar on s/t 7”, 1990)
Silver Bearing (vocals on split LP with Moss Icon, 1990)
Pinhead Gunpowder (guitar and vocals, 1990–1994)
Sawhorse (guitar and vocals, 1991–1992)
Navio Forge (guitar and backing vocals, 1993)
John Henry West (guitar, 1993)
Sixteen Bullets (guitar and vocals, 1994)
Torches To Rome (guitar and vocals, 1995–1996)
Bread and Circuits (guitar and vocals, 1998–1999)
Please Inform the Captain This Is a Hijack (guitar/vocals/samples/beats, 2000–2003, 2006)
Colbom (guitar and backing vocals, 2001)
Baader Brains (guitar, 2005–2012
Mothercountry Motherfuckers (guitar and vocals, 2010–2012)

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