A lot of people ask "what's your name all about?" Some people, who
seen us, sometimes ask what the band is all about. We had trouble
any one easy answer. So, here's a couple of introductions to our silly
Kill the Man Who Questions
"The crust in our eyes has our vision so blurred we can't differentiate
between Cinderella and her sisters. We need to stop our love affair
own mediocrity before we catch something nasty." Punk rock, Hardcore;
alternative. It's gone, done and dated as the dead. As a rebellion to
and racism, we proudly present a whitewashed scene of middle-classed
ex-varsity high school heroes alienating the women at the shows,
back into a locker-room mentality. As a creative community and a place
have fun, the standard punk/hardcore shows is punctuated by long faces,
clothes and hands-in-the-pockets boredom and pretension. In our defiant
resistance to the commodification and greed of the mainstream music
we've boldly erected "indie" giants glutted with glossy full-color ads
pretty music from pretty people playing for fame and money. Let these
milemarkers of our progress stand as a memorial to the punk rock that
something. Let us glorify gimmicks, scorning originality, enamored with
corpse of what we think we once had. Let's stay in our places, wait in
expect nothing, challenge nothing; let us kill the man who questions
rally around the security quickly gained in the rules, standards and
quo created by those who have long since given up on this 'passing
Fuck that." - Mike McKee
..But we thought that seemed a little pessimistic. So, we thought we'd
Life: Be In It!
"Kill the Man Who Questions was formed in 1997 with the intention of
kids in the punk scene into a closer, more fulfilling relationship with
Christ. Since our humble beginnings in basements and VFWs, we have
mighty (and righteous) musical empire spanning several continents.
In this world of violence, confusion, suffering, crime and sin,
being a Christian is just about the punkest and most individual choice
young person can make. Jesus welcomes newcomers (probably more warmly
most hardcore scenes, haha) and is waiting for you to make an effort.
Kill the Man Who Questions is available to play prayer groups, youth
Pro-life rallies, concentration camps, klan meetings and Young
social functions and we are reasonable with scheduling and payment.
A Life with Jesus is magical....get invovled!!!"
..But we thought too many people might take us seriously and not
were being sarcastic.
So, we tried a Haiku:
KILL THE MAN WHO QUESTIONS
Guitars out of tune,
shitty van broke down again,
"No, shirts are not free."
...But we thought that still left a lot unsaid. So, in desperation we
for this handy, easy-reference FAQ:
1) What is Kill The Man Who Questions?
Kill the man who questions is a hardcore/punk band from Philadelphia,
east coast of America. Many supposedly important hardcore bands have
from the east coast such as Sick Of It All, Slapshot, Youth Of Today,
Hatebreed, The Ideamen, Shelter, The Casualties and Agnostic Front. We
hardly anything in common with those bands, though.
2) Who is in the band?
Since we're all pretty garrish, foul-smelling people, it's difficult
to maintain any sort of regular personnel. However, throughout the
the band, most of the key people have remained the same and the
players have been from an extended family of friends and supporters.
3) Wait just a minute, didn't you used to have a chick singer?
It always ruffles our feathers when someone says that.
4) Well, didn't you used to have a female singer?
Yes, we did. Apparently we ruffled her feathers--she left the band in
2001 after a year or so of declining involvement where she decided this
wasn't what she wanted to do.
5) Gonna replace her?
We don't know. We like having more than one voice in the band--both
physically, the way it sounds and it terms of having more than one
perspective. Several friends have volunteered an interest in singing
playing with us in the future, and we might just take them up on that.
If you'd like, you can help us make a decision by voting:
a) for Tony Pointless of Rambo in drag
b) for Adrienne Droogas of Spitboy/Aus Rotten
c) your choice of write-in candidate.
6) Does the band have anything out?
Aside from our bassist, yes, we have released several 7"s, a
LP/CD on Coalition Records and contributed to numerous compilations. To
more about any of our releases, feel free to peruse the Releases link
7) Where do good dogs go when they die?
They go to St. Croix Falls, Minnesota where they are happier.
8) Has anyone in KTMWQ ever been in other bands?
Yes. Our bassist Andrew is currently in a band called Limpwrist, who
first all-queer, sxe hc band featuring members of Hail Mary, Los Crudos
Devoid of Faith. Andrew used to play in a filth-punk band called Dis
who are immortalized on the jackets of young, South Jersey punks. Both
and Mike have played bass for The Boils, a punk band from Philly who
much different now but are still playing consistently and on their own
Mike also used to play in a noisy, indie punk band who got to be on a
with Team Dresch called F-80, with Jeremy. Jeremy and Beau are both
currently in a band called Rambo, who are known for their elaborate
props and antics (including giant paper mache tanks and hellicopters
rumbles between kids dressed as vikings and riot cops). Patrick, our
guitarist, was also in a group called Manual Seven who released a 7" on
Profane Existence. Our European guitarist, Mike Thorn, used to play in
and Preparation H.
9) What do you think about Northern Ireland?
We think it's all right where it is.
10) I'd like to ask you another question, but I'm afraid you'll kill
Yes. We get it. It's the kind of joke a drunk uncle or a cop would