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Origin: Kaiserslautern, Germany

Genre: Hardcore punk

Years active: 1982 – 1990, 1993 – present

Lee Hobson Hollis (vocals),
Steve Wiles (guitar),
Roger Ingenthron (guitar),
Markus Weilemann (bass),
Matthias “Beppo” Götte (drums)
Past members Frank Rahm (guitar 1983 – 2007),
Ken Haus (vocals 1993 – 1995),
Joe Strübe (guitar 1983 – 1985).

Don’t Forget the Fun 7″ EP split with Die Walter Elf (1985, X-Mist Records)
Get on the Stage / My Brother live 7″ (1987, We Bite Records) Limited To 500 Copies Only
Studio albums[edit]
Something to Prove (1986, We Bite Records)
Nothing Is Easy (1987, We Bite Records)
Common Thread (1990, X-Mist Records)
Eating Glass (1992, X-Mist Records)
Joe (1992, X-Mist Records)
Shit For Sale (1994, G.U.N. Records)
Family Values (1995, G.U.N. Records)
Set An Example (2004, Common Thread Records)
A Columbus Feeling (2010, Rookie Records)
Live albums[edit]
Thanks (1990, Dead-Eye Records)
Get Off the Stage (1996, G.U.N. Records)
Compilation album[edit]
Coffee, Hair and Real Life (1997)


Spermbirds are a German punk band from Kaiserslautern. Formed in 1982, by the members of the melodic punk rock band Die Walter Elf (including an American G.I. stationed in Germany as vocalist), they created a fast hardcore punk group that gained popularity in Germany and beyond. Their most successful album was named Something To Prove mixing influences by many American hardcore punk bands with snotty and furious lyrics.[1][2][3][4][5]
They split up in 1990, but reformed later in 1993 releasing a number of full-length albums and touring up to this date.