Originally founded in the early '80s by singer/saxophonist/guitarist E.J. Renestair and singer/drummer Martin Bland in Sydney, Australia, Bloodloss' loud blues/Vegas/punk craziness went through two brief periods of existence in that decade.
By all accounts the first was the more notorious, concluding with the bandmembers trying to torch the studio they were recording in. The late '80s brought re-formation and an album release or two, but when former member Stu Spasm invited both core members to join his current band, Lubricated Goat, they concentrated on that for a few years. The group began its third, highest-profile life in the '90s when Bland hooked up with Mudhoney
's Mark Arm
for the latter's Monkeywrench
project. Renestair ended up in the States as well, leading to a fully reactivated Bloodloss with Arm
as the other key member. Three albums followed in fairly quick succession: 1993's In-a-Gadda-da-Change, 1995's Live My Way, and 1996's Misty. The group officially disbanded in 1997. In 2017 Sinister Torch Records
reissued a remastered version of the band's self-titled, pre-Mark Arm
1986 debut. ~ Ned Raggett, Rovi