Gods Favorite Dog – V/A Compilation LP Touch and Go Records T&GLP11
Killdozer tracks recorded at Smart Studios by Butch Vig
Butthole Sufers, Killdozer, Scratch Acid, Hose, Happy Flowers, Big Black,
The Rousers – In Without Knocking Boat Records & Tapes RS1014
Mark Annett, Lee Laski, Dan Conner, Butch Vig, Steve Marker, Jack Skinner, SmartStudio; Madison, Wisconsin
Väterchen Frost – Various Artists Compilation Mekka Records Appliances SFB tracks recorded at Smart Studios
Fleshpuppets, SChords, ,Hungry For What, Clox, Yeah Yeah Noh, Appliances SFB, Bumbites, EA80, Family5, Doxanbon, Blank Bartoks, Jung Analysts, Katzenjammer Kids, Ranola, Deep Freeze Mice, Rimarimba
The Mad Scene V/A Compilation LP Flaming Pie Records FPR 3
The Rousers, Actual Sighs, The White Sisters, Tony Brown Ban, Swamp Thing, Paul Black And The Flip Kings, EIEIO, Phil Gnarly And The Tough Guys, The Dans, Spooner, Honor Amoung Thieves, Ivory Library
Recorded at Smart Studios Butch Vig, Michael Dorf; Madison, Wisconsin
Killdozer – Snakeboy LP 1985 Touch And Go Records TGLP#6
Knucklehead I LP 1985 Speed Of Sound Records SOS 004 The early roots of the band Valve date back to the early 1980’s when Shawn Riley & Ben Weible started their first punk band, Plan 17, in Madison, Wisconsin. Coming out of the same Madison skate/punk scene that bred Killdozer & the Tarbabies, Plan 17 soon added Paul Schmidt on Drums and Shawn’s brother Brian on Bass and became Knucklehead.
Plan 17 and Knucklehead both played frequently around Madison, Plan 17 even opening for Husker Du on the Huskers first national tour. In 1985 Knucklehead released Knucklehead I, a mix of speedy & melodic punk and metal produced by Butch Vig at Smart Studios (where Nirvana would record Nevermind).
In the next few years the Knuckleheads lives followed different paths until Ben & Paul moved to Jackson Hole, WY, where Shawn was living as a ski bum, to start a new band. Eventually the threesome headed to San Francisco in 1989 (2 weeks before the earthquake).
Fun W/Atoms – Main Street LP 1985 BOAT Records & Tapes FA1007 Recorded and Mixed at Smart Studios
One Fell Swoop LP 1984 Jane Bear Records Y003