Timeline: 1990-1999

1990

  • 03/??: Release of the Garage Monsters’ Powerhouse! recording.
  • 04/??: Release of the Foetus Inc. Sink recording.
  • 05/??: Release of the Foetus Inc. Butterfly Potion recording.
  • 08/03: Appears as part of “Night Of 1000 Stars”, Freakhouse, Coney Island Boardwalk,Brooklyn, NY, USA. (As part, Thirlwell performed a few songs with Gumball, probably “Puppet Dude”, “Cat And Mouse” (an unreleased Don Fleming / Foetus track), “School’s Out” (Alice Cooper) and “Favorite Day” (B.A.L.L.). Jad Fair also appeared with Gumball, and at the end of the festivities there was an all-star freak-out jam-session. Gumball most likely did their own set as well. Incidentally, the video for “Butterfly Potion” was also filmed at ConeyIsland).
  • 09/??: Release of the Foetus Inc. Somnambulumdrum recording.
  • 09/25: Foetus Inc. live show (line-up this tour: Clint Ruin (J. G. Thirlwell), Hahn Rowe, David Ouimet, Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Vinny Signorelli (not Danny Lomman on drums, as appears on some tour posters/flyers etc)), Playschool, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 09/26: Foetus Inc. live show, Marquee, NY, NY, USA.
  • 09/27: Foetus Inc. live show, 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • 09/28: Foetus Inc. live show, Twisters, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 09/29: Foetus Inc. live show, Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • 09/30: Foetus Inc. live show, Masquerade, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • 10/??: Release of the Steroid Maximus Volgarity recording.
  • 10/03: Foetus Inc. live show, Video Bar, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • 10/04: Foetus Inc. live show, Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX, USA.
  • 10/06: Foetus Inc. live show, Vortex, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • 10/10: Foetus Inc. live show, The Shadow, Kansas City, MO, USA.
  • 10/12: Foetus Inc. live show, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 10/13: Foetus Inc. live show, St. Andrews, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • 10/14: Foetus Inc. live show, Z International, Des Moines, IA, USA.
  • 10/16: Foetus Inc. live show, Gothic Theater, Denver, CO, USA.
  • 10/18: Foetus Inc. live show, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 10/19: Foetus Inc. live show, Helter Skelter, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 10/23: Foetus Inc. live show, The Empire, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 10/24: Foetus Inc. live show, ManRay Club, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • 10/26: Foetus Inc. live show, Pipeline, Trenton?, NJ, USA.
  • 09/03: Foetus Inc. (a/k/a Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe) live show (recorded for the “Male” release), CBGB’s, NY, NY, USA.
  • 09/17: Foetus Inc. live show (w/ Einst├╝rzende Neubauten) Sound Factory, NY, NY, USA.

1991

  • ??/??: Release of the Steroid Maximus Quilombo recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Clint Ruin / Lydia Lunch Don’t Fear The Reaper recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Wiseblood PTTM recording.
  • 10/26: Foetus Inc. live show (line-up this tour: Clint Ruin (J.G. Thirlwell), Eric Hubel, David Ouimet, Vinny Signorelli, Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys) (with Cop Shoot Cop), The Rage, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 10/29: Foetus Inc. live show, Limelight, NY, NY, USA.
  • 09/01: Foetus Inc. live show, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 09/02: Foetus Inc. live show, 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • 09/03: Foetus Inc. live show, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • 09/05: Foetus Inc. live show, The Shadow, Kansas City, KS, USA.
  • 09/08: Foetus Inc. live show, Metropol, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 09/09: Foetus Inc. live show, St. Andrews, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • 09/10: Foetus Inc. live show, Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 09/12: Foetus Inc. live show, Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • 09/13: Foetus Inc. live show, 1313 Club, Charlotte, NC, USA (cancelled).
  • 09/15: Foetus Inc. live show, Beecham Theater, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • 09/16: Foetus Inc. live show, Power Station, Melbourne, FL, USA.
  • 09/17: Foetus Inc. live show, Janus Landing, Tampa, FL, USA.
  • 09/18: Foetus Inc. live show, The Milk Bar, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • 09/21: Foetus Inc. live show, Backroom, Austin, TX, USA.
  • 09/22: Foetus Inc. live show, ?, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • 09/23: Foetus Inc. live show (with Pain Teens and Naked Vanilla), Axiom, Houston, TX, USA.
  • 09/25: Foetus Inc. live show, Passout, El Paso, TX, USA (cancelled).
  • 09/26: Foetus Inc. live show, Maxwell’s, Albuquerque, NM, USA (cancelled).
  • 09/27: Foetus Inc. live show, Sun Club, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • 09/29: Foetus Inc. live show (with Ethyl Meatplow and Tool), Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 09/30: Foetus Inc. live show, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 12/01: Foetus Inc. live show (with Device), The Edge, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • 12/03: Foetus Inc. live show, Rock Candy, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 12/04: Foetus Inc. live show, Melody Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA.
  • 12/06: Foetus Inc. live show, Pompadour, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
  • 12/07: Foetus Inc. live show, Ground Zero, Boulder, CO, USA.

1992

  • ??/??: Release of the Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe Male video (U.K.).
  • ??/??: Release of the Steroid Maximus Gondwanaland recording.
  • 01/15: Foetus live show (with Cop Shoot Cop and Unsane), Palladium, NY, NY, USA.

1993

  • ??/??: Release of the Garage Monsters’ Safari To Mumbooba! recording.
  • 08/03: Big Cat label release of the Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe Male recording (U.K.).

1994

  • 01/25: Atavistic release of the Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe Male video (U.S.).
  • 06/??: Release of the Foetus / Chrome Cranks Vice Squad Dick recording.

1995

  • ??/??: Release of the Foetus Null recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Foetus Verklemmt / Be Thankful recording.
  • ??/??: Release of the Foetus Verklemmt video.
  • 03/18: Release of the Foetus Gash recording (worldwide).
  • 05/23: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Hole recording.
  • 05/23: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Nail recording.
  • 07/04: Foetus live show (start of the “Flustered Bliss” tour with Halcion & Ultra Bide’) (line-up this tour: J. G. Thirlwell, Hahn Rowe, Joseph Budenholzer, Brian Emrich, Dave Reid, Jim Kimball), Knitting Factory, NY, NY, USA.
  • 07/06: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Khyber Pass, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 07/07: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA.
  • 07/09: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Flood Zone, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 07/10: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), The Point, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • 07/12: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • 07/12: Interviewed on cable TV show “Off The Record”, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • 07/13: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Abyss, Houston, TX, USA.
  • 07/14: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), The Back Room, Austin, TX, USA.
  • 07/15: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Galaxy Club, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • 07/17: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Boston’s, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 07/18: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Foetus Inc. Sink recording.
  • 07/18: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Foetus Interruptus Thaw recording.
  • 07/20: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • 07/21: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 07/23: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), RKCNDY, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 07/26: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO, USA.
  • 07/28: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • 07/29: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Dome Room, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 07/30: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), St. Andrews, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • 07/31: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • 08/02: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Mama Kin’s Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 08/03: Foetus live show (with Halcion & Ultra Bide’), Tramps, NY. NY, USA.
  • 09/13: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Wiseblood Dirtdish recording.

1996

  • 01/28: Foetus live show (start of the “Rednecropolis” tour (line-up this tour: J. G. Thirlwell, Brian Emrich, William Tucker, Rob Sutton, Kurt Wolf, Jim Kimball), The Garage, London, UK.
  • 01/30: Foetus live show, Zentrum Altenberg,Oberhausen, Germany.
  • 01/31: Foetus live show, Cafe Glocksee, Hannover, Germany.
  • 02/01: Foetus live show, Muffathalle, Munich, Germany.
  • 02/??: Foetus live show, ??, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 02/??: Foetus live show, Garage, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 02/??: Foetus live show, L.A. I, London, UK.
  • 02/09: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Dynamo Club, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 02/10: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 02/16: Foetus live show, Bikini Test, La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
  • 02/17: Foetus live show, Komm, Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 02/18: Foetus live show, Knaack Club, Berlin, Germany or Reithalle, Bern, Switzerland. *Is someone able to confirm which of these is accurate?
  • 02/20: Foetus live show, Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 02/21: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Vera, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • 02/22: Foetus live show, Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  • 02/23: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 02/24: Foetus live show, Wehrschloss, Bremen, Germany.
  • 02/24: Foetus live show cancelled (scheduling conflict?), Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 02/27: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway.
  • 02/28: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Underground, Goteborg, Sweden.
  • 02/29: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Studion, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 03/01: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Club Latting, Gavle, Sweden.
  • 03/02: Foetus live show (with Morning Glories), Smalands Nation, Lund, Sweden.
  • 03/03: Foetus live show, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 03/05: Foetus live show, The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK.
  • 03/12: Foetus live show (with Crisis, Elysian Fields, Red Expendables (unadvertised, then announced as Cop Shoot Cop, but actually Cop Shoot Cop minus Tod A.) and Morning Glories), Irving Plaza, NY, NY, USA
  • 04/14: Foetus live show (with Ministry & Young Gods), Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY, USA.
  • 04/15: Foetus live show (with Ministry & Young Gods), Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY, USA.
  • 04/19: Foetus live show (with Ministry & Young Gods), The Strand, Providence, RI, USA.
  • 04/20: Foetus live show (with Ministry & Young Gods), Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg, MA, USA.
  • 04/22: Foetus live show (with Ministry & Young Gods), Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 04/29: Jungle label re-releases the Foetus Corruptus Rife “bootleg” recording.
  • 08/??: Release of the Foetus Boil recording (non-U.S.).
  • 08/12: Foetus live show (with Congo Norvell) (line-up this show: J. G. Thirlwell, Brian Emrich, William Tucker, Rob Sutton, Christian Gibbs & Kenny Savelson), Mercury Lounge, NY, NY, USA.
  • 08/17: Foetus live show (line-up for Japan: J. G. Thirlwell, Brian Emrich, Rob Sutton, Christian Gibbs &Kenny Savelson), Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 08/18: Foetus live show (with Melt-Banana, Angel ‘in Heavy Syrup, Friction), Club Quattro, Shibuya (suburban Tokyo), Japan.
  • 08/19: Foetus live show, Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan.
  • 08/24: Foetus live show (start of the “Outercourse” tour) (line-up this tour: J. G. Thirlwell, Rob Sutton, Kenny Savelson, Brian Emrich and Christian Gibbs), Uberschall Festival (from whence came the “Uberschall” 7″ split with Faust & Stereolab), Schlachtof, Bremen, Germany.
  • 08/24: Release of the Foetus, Faust and Stereolab Uberschall recording (on the day of, and at, the Uberschall Festival).
  • 08/26: Foetus live show, Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 08/??: Foetus live show, ? Festival, Frankfurt, Nachtleben or Koln?, Germany.
  • 08/27: Release of the Foetus Boil recording (U.S.).
  • 08/27: Foetus live show, Star Club, Dresden, Germany.
  • 08/28: Foetus live show, Huxley’s, Berlin, Germany.
  • 08/29: Foetus live show, Kulturfabrik, Krefeld, Germany.
  • 08/30: Foetus live show, Forum, Enger, Germany.
  • 08/31: Foetus live show, Parkhuis, Alkmaar, Netherlands.
  • 09/02: Foetus live show (with Barkmarket & Otis), Bunkr, Praha, Czech Republic.
  • 09/03: Foetus live show, Muffathalle, Munich, Germany.
  • 09/04: Foetus live show, Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany.
  • 09/05: Foetus live show, Festival Anywhere, Zelt, Kaufbueren, Germany. (cancelled)
  • 09/06: Foetus live show, Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 09/07: Foetus live show, Schicht ’96 Festival, Saarbrucken, Germany.
  • 09/08: Foetus live show, MTW, Offenbach, Germany.
  • 09/10: Foetus live show, AKW, Wurzburg, Germany.
  • 09/11: Foetus live show, Rohre, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 09/12: Foetus live show, Cafe Glocksee, Hannover, Germany.
  • 09/13: Foetus live show, Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 09/14: Foetus live show, Huset Festival, Arhus, Denmark.
  • 09/15: Foetus live show (with Otis), Underground, Goteborg, Sweden.
  • 09/16: Foetus live show (with Otis), Studion, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 09/18: Foetus live show (with Otis), De Vlerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • 09/19: Foetus live show (with Otis), De Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 09/20: Foetus live show (with Otis), Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands.
  • 09/21: Foetus live show (with Otis), Gigant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
  • 09/22: Foetus live show (with Otis), Metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands.
  • 09/23: Foetus live show (with Otis), VaartKapoen, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 09/24: Foetus live show (with Otis), L.A. I, London, UK.
  • 10/10: Foetus live show (with Chemlab), Brownies, NY, NY, USA.
  • 10/11: Foetus live show (VIP party/show for club opening), Strange Daze, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 10/12: Foetus live show (with Chainsuck), Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 10/15: Foetus live show (with Loudspeaker), Fenix Underground, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 10/16: Foetus live show (with Loudspeaker), Satyricon, Portland, OR, USA.
  • 10/17: Foetus live show (with Loudspeaker), Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 10/18: Foetus live show (with Loudspeaker), Hollywood Moguls, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

1997

  • 02/12: Cleopatra label releases the Null/Void recording.
  • 03/11: Release of the Foetus Symphony Orchestra York recording (U.K., U.S.).
  • 04/??: Release of the Foetus Symphony Orchestra York recording (Japan).
  • 08/12: Blue Noise label re-releases the You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath Deaf recording.
  • 08/12: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath Deaf recording.
  • 08/12: Blue Noise label re-releases the You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath Ache recording.
  • 08/12: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath Ache recording.
  • 09/??: Some Bizzare label re-releases the Flesh Volcano Slut recording.
  • 09/04: Foetus live show (with Ultra Bide’ & Unsane), CMJ MusicFest, Coney Island High, NY, NY, USA.
  • 09/07: Foetus spoken-word (hosted by Nicole Blackman (Golden Palominos); with Elliott Smith, Mark Eitzel, Lori Carson, Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Todd Colby (Drunken Boat), Anne Elliott (Pussy Poets), Laura Galpin (Fluffer), John S. Hall (King Missile), Danielle Howle, Jenny Juristo & Cindy Wheeler (Pee Shy), Edwin Torres, Caeri Bertrand, Kurt Reighley, etc), CMJ’s Word Association Festival, Knitting Factory, NY, NY, USA.

1998

  • 02/10: Thirsty Ear label re-releases the Flesh Volcano Slut recording.
  • 08/25: Invisible label re-releases the Foetus Corruptus Rife “bootleg” recording.
  • 10/28: DJ OTEFSU (Thirlwell) DJ’s at The Gallery, Beach Street, NY, NY, USA.

1999

  • 02/09: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s at Bar XVI, NY, NY, USA.
  • 02/10: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s at Jarboe Benefit Show, Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY, USA (with Michael Gira and Elysian Fields).
  • 03/16: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s at Bar XVI, NY, NY, USA.
  • 03/29: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s an unannounced industry event, Coney Island High, NY, NY, USA (Firewater performed new and old material, and DJ OTEFSU played before and after their set – toward the end pockets of frantic frugging was detected in the crowd).
  • 04/08: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s at Speakeasy (a/k/a Ridge Street), NY, NY, USA (spontaneous appearance in honor of Kid Congo Powers’ and Sally Norvell’s birthdays, including performances by Annie Anxiety, Gogol Bordello (w/ Sally Norvell joining for a couple of songs), and a mini-reunion of Congo Norvell (sans Jim Sclavunos, who was replaced by a drum machine for their short set).
  • 05/18:Atavistic label re-releases the Shotgun Wedding recording.
  • 09/17: DJ OTEFSU DJ’s at CBGB’s, NY, NY, USA (with Firewater, Gunga Din, Gogol Bordello, Heroine Sheiks and Elegant Too).

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