Eugene Chadbourne

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Eugene Chadbourne is a writer and musician who hails from Mount Vernon, NY. In the early 1970's, Chadbourne became the youngest writer and editor in the history of the Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canada). At the same time, he became a DJ for Cable FM-CORA, a pirate radio station.

In the 1980's, Chadbourne was a regular columnist for Maximum Rock N Roll and Forced Exposure, and a contributor to Sound Choice. His Shockabilly tour diaries were published in O.P.. He has also written for newspapers and mainstream music magazines, including: Coda, Jazz Podium, and the All Music Guide.

Eugene Chadborne has appeared on over 100 records and CDs. He was the front man for Shockabilly, and has collaborated with a range of musical artists, including: Kramer, John Zorn, Corrosion of Conformity, Jello Biafra, Michelle Shocked, Camper Van Beethoven, the Violent Femmes, Evan Johns, jazz composer Carla Bley, the Butthole Surfers, and the Sun City Girls.

He is credited as one of the founders of the lo-fi movement, and is the inventor of the electric rake (a garden tool equipped with a microphone and a pickup).

Chadbourne currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.


  • Draft Dodger (1995) Ridgeway Press, Michigan
  • Bye Bye DDR (1997) Ridgeway Press, Michigan
  • I Hate the Man That Runs This Bar, (1997) Mixbooks

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