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Destroy All Monsters

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1970s

Jim Shaw recounts how his friendship with Mike Kelley evolved into the band Destroy All Monsters, which in turn developed into a "continuum" of collective music and artistry.

1974

Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw cofound Destroy All Monsters, a proto-punk band.

1974–76 1974

Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw live in a house, located at 741 Packard Road, that they call “God’s Oasis.” It also serves as Destroy All Monsters’s practice space.

Destroy All Monsters, "That's My Ideal," 1975, featuring Mike Kelley (vocals and percussion) and Jim Shaw and Cary Loren (guitar).

1976–79 1976

Cary Loren publishes a magazine called Destroy All Monsters, which includes ephemera and artwork by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, as well as shots of the band and artist collective.

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1990s

1995

The original Destroy All Monsters members (Mike Kelley, Niagara, Cary Loren, and Jim Shaw) reunite for shows in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.

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2000s

2000

The Destroy All Monsters band and artist collective (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw) create an installation of four mural-sized paintings and a video titled Strange Fruit: Rock Apocrypha.

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