Speaking of Sprawl, back in

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:09 am

Speaking of Sprawl, back in the day I really enjoyed a “ska-klezmer-whatever” band from Houston named Sprawl (no, I can’t explain that link to you. sorry.). Marjorie and I were in Albuquerque looking for something to do one night and we noticed posters for “Punk-Funk-Reggae from Houston” at an all-ages place. Had a great time, bought recordings, saw them again when they came through over the years. After one crazy show, lead singer Matt Kelly came down and shared a loaf of banana bread from his grandma with us. I’ve wondered what happened to them since then. It seems after the band split up, the members grouped together in two other bands, The Free Radicals and Middlefinger. Matt, now with Middlefinger, has had three surgeries to repair injuries sustained during shows, including the near-fatal accidental slashing of an artery with a broken beer bottle.


  1. there’s a link to Sprawl that works http://nickcooper.com/sprawl.htm

    Comment by Nick from Sprawl — 5/20/2003 @ 11:32 am

  2. Hey, don’t forget Brown Whornet who also has an ex-Sprawl member.


    Comment by Clay from Sprawl — 6/19/2003 @ 12:24 pm

  3. http://www.daverave.net/



    speak to K.C. he knows what’s up with
    daverave and ask scott from BABYSHAKER


    IT’S ALL FRESH IN CHARLOTTE - did abyone like ahhhhh , wot wuz the name…… SUSPECTS?

    Comment by daverave.net — 9/9/2003 @ 8:12 am





    Jes sazy the werds guys - if you guys are still
    wishing to spread your vibes, plus I’d like to
    know what albums yopu carts are dsellin, the good vibes, they growin

    member dave dove: dave rave.net told you
    this would happen

    Comment by daverave.net — 10/3/2003 @ 2:31 am

  5. yes but why can i not find any mp3’s online anywhere. even a snippet?!

    i was a little punk in houston back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. i want my Sprawl!!!

    Comment by minnie — 12/30/2003 @ 6:07 am

  6. all sprawl CDs on sale here http://www.nickcooper.com/sprawl.htm

    Comment by Nick — 3/25/2004 @ 2:32 am

  7. i fucking loved sprawl when i was in high school. i even started my own little funk band ’cause of those guys!

    Comment by Mat (not matt kelly) — 9/12/2004 @ 2:47 am

  8. Fuck yeah. I never missed a show. Well, almost never.

    Comment by Marshall — 7/10/2005 @ 2:45 pm

  9. Matt Kelly is now my English teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin Texas.

    Comment by Jon — 9/20/2007 @ 4:46 pm

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