Kill all the Humans to Make the World a Better Place for the Animals to Live was first conceived in 1992 as more of a concept than a band. Taking a pact under the name of "Raking Sheiks," aka "Raping Sheep," four school hood chums, Tony, Tito, Nate, and Jonny swore to someday make the dirtiest, sloppiest, lo-fi garage rock this side of the Cascade Mountains. But, shortly after making the oath Nate was whisked away to a Christian Science prep school in the hot humid hell called Saint Louis, Missouri, leaving the other three members to their own devices. However, the nucleus of Raking Sheiks persevered at Nate's insistence, and so during the summer of 1992 Tony bought his first guitar, Tito bought his first bass (leaving Jonny stuck with the drums).
In the upper reaches of of Tony's barn loft the trio hammered out their first song ever, "Who's the Man With the Master Plan?" (answer: "Your Granddaddy") a flurry of guitar squawks, atonal bass hammering, and frantic drum beating, and lots, lots, lots of feedback. From then on the band began composing at a frenetic rate fueled by Tony's never ceasing creative flow and creating classic gems like "Poncho Via," "San Carlos," "Wanna Be," and many, many, others. Nate, while practically on the other side of the world, also contributed with his own constructions including "Milquetoast Middle School," "Lysol Recovery," and "You Call Yourself a Boy?" Not to say that the other half of the band were slouching on the job either: Tito took a few stabs at pop culture with "Cruel Beck" and "The Buttrocker Song," and the extremely homoerotic "Doughnut Song," and Jonny wrote, uh... "The Old Man Song."
Tony took to the mike right from the start quickly developing his trademark vocal style: a asinine, dead-pan, stream of conscious, half-rap kind of ranting (lyrics were always improvised, Tony never put a single word to paper). Tony's unique vocal stylings mixed up with raucous rock hooks and dirty looks proved to be a hit with the kids, and Raking Sheiks quickly developed a cult following. After changing the band name a few times (first to "Critical Mass," which needless to say only lasted about a week, then "The Gary Damner Big Band") the Raking Sheiks settled on their best known moniker, "Kill all the Humans to Make the World a Better Place for the Animals to Live" and released an extremely lo-fi self-titled cassette on Crap Records (most famously recognized for its constant buzz of feedback during and between songs). After a year of recording on Jonny's newly acquired 4 track and a few more live shows, a tighter and more musically inclined Kill all the Humans released a very poppy 5 song EP titled "Milquetoast Middle school" on Jonny's own Mediocrity Records label. The EP was well received and got supportive nods from local mags such as The Rocket.
However, around this time things were winding down for the members of Kill all the Humans as each began to find things other than rock n' roll to occupy their time: Tony was competing in international knowledge tournaments, Jonny was working at a local independent record store and attending college, and Tito, well... was not doing all too much but probably something pretty important. So before the final breakup the 4 lads set out to record the pinnacle of lo- fi psychedelia on a beat up 1960's stereo imput tape recorder. Influenced by lo-fi outfits like The Mummies, Eric's Trip, Six Finger Satellite, and even a little bit of Black Happy, the final product was "Animal Village," an experimental pummel of noise, feedback, and mad rantings. Local and regional rags like Pandemonium dug it calling Animal Village "a weird mess... perplexing... yet manages to rock pretty damn good." 5 Things Jesus Wants You to Know called Kill a Humans an "up and coming [band] to be sure and watch for in the local no-fi scene." Unfortunately, despite all the encouraging feedback it was over... but the legacy will not be forgotten.