One of Seattle’s most successful established bands has just been upstaged by some of the poorest, ugliest, and most talented rock n’ rollers in town. Charles Cross, Seattle P.I. August 18, 1981

Originally called the Untouchables, Napalm Beach was formed by Chris Newman in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. Drummer Sam Henry joined in 1981, and bassist Dave Dillinger in 1989. Napalm Beach headlined shows and opened for national acts in Portland and Seattle all through the 1980s and into the 1990s. They toured Europe several times between 1989 and 1992. They recorded and released around a dozen albums on small labels. For a more complete history see “Introducing Napalm Beach” – the 2013 article written by Erika with a lot of help from Chris and others who were there.

Some Napalm Beach albums are available on Bandcamp.

Rock n’ Roll Hell – Live in Seattle – 1981

Napalm Beach Discography

Year Title Record label
1981 Trap Sampler Trap
1982 Live at the Met Cassette Trap
1983 Rock & Roll Hell Trap
1983 Pugsley Cassette Skullman
1984 Napalm Beach (Teen Dream) LP & Cassette Icon, Skullman
1985 Moving to and Fro Cassette, LP, CD Loves Simple Dreams (cass. Skullman)
1988 Liquid Love Cassette, LP, CD Flying Heart
1990 Fire Air and Water Cassette, LP, CD Satyricon/Flying Heart
1991 Thunder Lizard LP, CD Satyricon, Skullman
1991 Live Box set with Dead Moon Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Germany)
1992 Compilation Tribute to Greg Sage vinyl box set, CD Tim Kerr, Skullman
1992 Summertime Again/Last Big Heartache 45rpm Tim Kerr
1993 Curiosities CD Tim Kerr/Satyricon (Europe), Skullman
1993 “My Master Calls” version 2 flexi disc with Poison Idea in Flipside Magazine Tim Kerr
1995 In My Tree CD CM, Skullman
2008 (LIVE) Kill for My Bitch CD Skullman

Monster – Live in Portland – 1987