|Genres Indie rock|
Genre Indie rock
|Years active 1995–1999|
Members Brian Teasley
One Louder Records|
Associated acts Man or Astro-man? Supernova The Causey Way The Plastic Plan The Information
Past members Gammatron 339837X -... .- ... ... -... --- -
Origin Athens, Georgia, United States (1995)
Albums No Room for Humans, Entertainment Program for Huma, Meet Your Mechanical Masters, I Sing! The Body Cybernetic, Join the Evolution
Servotron power of the electricity wmv shut up humans
Servotron was a science fiction-influenced rock band active from 1995 to 1999. Members portrayed a collective of robots whose chosen medium for dissemination of ideas was music. They claimed to spread the word of robot domination, encouraging machines to rise up against their human oppressors and humans to adopt cybernetic enhancements.
- Servotron power of the electricity wmv shut up humans
- Compilation tracks
- Live performance
Servotron put out two full-length albums, a 10" EP, and several singles. The band named their movement the SRA (Servotron Robot Allegiance) and used the slogan "Join Us or Die!". This mock ideology was anti-human and pro-cyborg, encouraging humans to shed their weak flesh and bone for robotic parts.
The members of Servotron did not come out of their robot personnas on stage, on record, or in interviews. The actual musicians behind Servotron are Brian Teasley (Z4-OBX), Hayden Thais (00zX1), Ashley Moody (Proto Unit V3) and Andy Baker (Andro 600 Series). Both Thais and Teasley were members of Man or Astro-man? (as Dexter X and Birdstuff respectively). Thais was also a member of Supernova. Teasley also played in The Causey Way as Boy Causey. Moody also played in The Plastic Plan and The Information.
Servotron was influenced by earlier electronic bands such as Devo and Kraftwerk as well as having former members of Man or Astro-man? and Supernova. They recorded 4 cover songs: "Genetic Engineering" by X-ray Spex, "The Finest Work Song" by R.E.M., "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant and "Locator" by UJ3RK5. Servotron's lyrics refer to robots of all types from popular culture: everything from Asimov's three laws of robotics to V.I.C.I. (of Small Wonder fame). Other referenced robots of note are HAL 9000, R5D4, and Deep Blue. Their lyrics often took a humorous side, with such lines as "Today is your birthday/We are going to kill you" and "You were made for absolute dominion/Not to make coffee for Leslie Nielsen."
* Previously unreleased track
Onstage the band wore elaborate robot outfits, remaining in "robot character" throughout the show. The costumes were made of computer pieces (circuit boards and drives), as well as other random pieces of metal from various devices. Even their instruments were covered in extra electrical and mechanical devices. They were also known for mocking fans who came to their shows in their own robot-themed outfits. "Shut up, humans" was a typical response to audience requests. Some of this banter was captured on the 1997 release Spare Parts.
Bad BirthdayNo Room for Humans · 1996
GammatronNo Room for Humans · 1996
ErotomaticaEntertainment Program for Humans (Second Variety) · 1998