destroy all monsters hot box 1974 1994 vinyl lp box set

Hot Box 1974 – 1994

New Condition


An anthology which compiles, for the first time, both the experimental period and the high energy years (with Ron Asheton and Michael Davis) of Destroy All Monsters. Includes a generously illustrated booklet featuring photos and artwork never seen before. All tracks have been remastered from recently discovered tapes, including previously unreleased material.


Destroy All Monsters are known by some for their role as bastion of resistance of Detroit’s rock; for being, during their second period, the band in which Ron Asheton would reappear. For others, they are a pivotal reference point in the copious but relatively unknown avant-garde underground from the same city, after Thurston Moore and Byron Coley dug up their first recordings in 1996 and the original line-up reunited. Destroy All Monsters comprises two complementary and interconnected poles throughout the saga of the Motor City’s music scene, from the University of Michigan’s Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music to The Stooges, through to the White Panther Party. In its two incarnations, the experimental – led by Cary Loren, Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley – and the high energy one – with Asheton and Michael Davis from MC5 -, both featuring the phantasmagorical Niagara in the role of doped-up priestess, Destroy All Monsters are the object of one of the most devotional cults of America’s cultural underground, as testified by their abundant artistic and record production. “Hot Box 1974-1995” is the first anthology to bring together the best outcome of those two hemispheres, including much unreleased material.

Track List

Number Title
A01 Intro (Fragment)
A02 That's My Ideal
A03 Children Of The Night
A04 From Edgar Cayce Foundation
A05 Confession (Fragment) - I Love You But You're Dead
A06 I Want To Live
B01 Magic Bag (Fragment) - You Can't Kill Kill
B02 TH Queen
B3 Take Me With You
B04 Unplugged In San Diego (Fragment)
B05 Iron Man (Rehearsal Fragment) - Paranoid Of Blondes
C01 Bored
C02 You're Gonna Die
C03 November 22 1963
C04 Meet The Creeper
C05 What Do I Get
D01 Nobody Knows
D02 Going To Lou's
D03 Boots
D04 Jesus Is A Shotgun
D05 Anyone Can (Fuck Her)
E01 Enough Is Enough
E02 I Just Wanna Be Sleepy
E03 Bored
E04 Party Girl
E05 Fast City
F01 Go Away
F02 Sweet Dreams
F03 Little Boyfriend
F04 The Right Stuff
F05 Ground Zero