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Jack Grisham

Biography

For punk rock and roll personalities in California to perform for politics is becoming forget about strange than for film actors to become elected to offices such as for example mayor, governor, and also chief executive. The Ronald Reagan period certainly helped encourage the trend behind punk rock and roll bands such as for example T.S.O.L., with whom Jack port Grisham continues to be performing on / off since 1978. Grisham himself went for governor in 2004, a bet that was regrettably terminated by another celeb candidacy. A man once referred to as a “pasty-faced youngsters” by T.S.O.L. historians simply didn’t possess the muscle tissue for this kind of race; furthermore, Grisham stated in interviews that his rock and roll & roll history inevitably resulted in voters not acquiring him too significantly. Grisham indeed appears to have even more gravitas when analyzed as a body in the introduction of Western world Coast rock background. T.S.O.L. are believed among the founders from the vicious grindcore design, an important element of that is menacing vocals. Politically, nevertheless, the message of the music group in the first ’80s quickly swerved from solid politics diatribe to pure entertainment, similar to John Kerry choosing the turn-off street to get a water-skiing park as opposed to the ramp proclaimed “Leave Iraq.” Grisham originally still left T.S.O.L. in 1983 and was changed by his brother-in-law, Joe Timber. Grisham continued to sing in various other bands like the Joykiller, Cathedral of Tears, and Sensitive Fury, but continues to be reunited sporadically with T.S.O.L., including a 2001 Compact disc entitled Disappear. A provocative facet of Grisham’s first performing design was his usage of some aliases, supposedly one for every new release. In the 1981 Dance BESIDE ME, for example, he’s acknowledged as Alex Morgan. He also performed as Jack port Greggors, Jack port Ladoga, and Jack port Delauge — partly to confuse the so-called “scenesters” who believe they understand everything in regards to a music group or design, a little like Mls Davis intentionally departing the brands of his sidemen from one record. Grisham also supposedly created the ploy to be able to toss regulators off his path, although accounts that talk about this usually do not go into any more exciting detail. Occasionally a big change in appears would go with a name modification, a mixture that on the well-lit stage may toss off the bloodhounds. In his Alex Morgan persona, Grisham used so much make-up that he was recognised incorrectly as an Adam Ant clone. “But I had been wearing makeup once i was a skinhead 3 years ago, merely to bum people out,” Grisham clarifies, a comment that alone should qualify an individual for the governorship, a minimum of in California.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Grisham
Profession Actor, Singer, Film Score Composer, Political activist, Raconteur
Nationality American
Children Dexy Grisham, Avalon Grisham, MacGowan Grisham, Anastasia Grisham, Georgia Grisham
Music Groups T.S.O.L., The Joykiller
Music Songs Abolish Government/Silent Majority, Flowers by the Door, Code Blue, Red Shadows, I Wanted To See You, Silent Scream, Wash Away, Darker My Love, It's Gray, Dance With Me, Sounds of Laughter, Superficial Love, Satellites, World War III, The Triangle, American Zone, I'm Tired of Life, Still the Same, Fuck You Tough Guy, You Don't Have to Die, Terrible People, 80 Times, Soft Focus, Give Me More, Black Magic, Walk Alone, Peace Through Power, Road of Gold, Thoughts of Yesterday, Serious, Nothin' for You, Peace Thru' Power
Albums Beneath the Shadows, Dance with Me, The Trigger Complex, T.S.O.L., Weathered Statues, Three, Music for Break-Ups, Live '91, Jack Grisham and the West Coast Dukes
Movies Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock, West Coast Style


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#Fact
1 Entered into the California Governor's Recall Race running against such noteables as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ariana Huffington and Gary Coleman! [August 2003]
2 Candidate for Governor of California
3 Was in the band Vicious Circle.
4 Was replaced in the '80s by his brother-in-law Joe Wood, as lead vocalist to TSOL.
5 Wrote the 1980s hit punk song, "Code Blue". A song about making love to deceased girls.
6 Lead singer of punk rock band T.S.O.L.
7 Uses a different name on every record.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Abolish Government/Silent Majority"
Night of the Demons 2009 writer: "Code Blue"
Crank: High Voltage 2009 writer: "F**k You Tough Guy"
American Hardcore 2006 Documentary writer: "Sounds Of Laughter" - as J. Grisham
American Wasteland 2005 Video Game writer: "Wash Away"
Window Theory 2005 writer: "Being in Love" - as Jack Loyd Grisham
Suburbia 1983 writer: "Wash Away", "Darker My Love"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night Terrors 2016/III Short Mr. Leary
Code Blue: A Love Story 2015 Short Dad
TSOL: Early Years Live 2008 Video
Suburbia 1983 T.S.O.L. - Vocals

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code Blue: A Love Story 2015 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style 2001 Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code Blue: A Love Story 2015 Short producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can Color Outside the Lines.: The Big Boys 2017 Documentary filming Himself
CLN/SBR/PNX True Stories of Chaos, Redemption, Hope and Punk Rock Documentary filming Himself
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead 2015 Documentary Himself
Clockwork Orange County 2012 Video documentary
The Daily Habit 2011 TV Series Himself
The Other F Word 2011 Documentary Himself
Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest 2008 Video documentary
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary Himself - TSOL
Poolside Chats with Neil Hamburger 2006 TV Series Himself
American Hardcore 2006 Documentary Himself
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style 2001 Documentary Himself

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#Trademark
1 When performing, wears black gloves and a black suit jacket


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