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Down With The Crown
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Extended play by Acid King
Released July 27 1997
Recorded 1997 at The Groove Room in San Rafael, California
Genre Doom Metal, Stoner Rock
Length 21:50
Label Man's Ruin Records
Producer Acid King, Billy Anderson, Dale Crover
Acid King chronology
Down With The Crown
Busse Woods

Down With The Crown is the second EP by the American stoner metal band Acid King. Recorded in San Rafael in early 1997, it would be released as a translucent 10" EP via Man's Ruin Records that July, limited to 1500 copies. Notably, it Down with the Crown is the only Acid King release to feature Dan Southwick performing bass.

On 26 August 1997 Down With The Crown would be released on CD as part of a split with Altamont, the latter band's side known as Wanted Dead Or Alive. It was released while Acid King frontwoman Lori S. and Altamont frontman Dale Crover were still married. Down With The Crown would be re-issued on LP in 2006 via Kreation Records, with Free... as bonus tracks.

The cover artwork features a topless woman playing air guitar with a pentagram drawn across her chest. The identity of the girl was often thought to be Acid King's frontwoman Lori S. though this has been refuted. In an interview with Heavy Music Artwork, Joey Osbourne explained that Man's Ruin Records founder Frank Kozik had composed the photoshoot for a different release which was scrapped, to which Lori stated she'd be interested in using the photography for the cover.[1] Lori would explain on Acid King's website that the model was hired and the pose is a rendition of a Jimi Hendrix poster with him playing guitar like that and the logo in the same typeface.[2]


  • A1. Teen Dusthead (4:12)
  • A2. Full Reverse (4:12)
  • B1. Phase II (13:26)


  • Lori S. (Credited as Lori Crover) - Guitar, Vocals
  • Dan Southwick - Bass, Vocals
  • Joey Osbourne - Drums
  • Billy Anderson - Engineer, Producer
  • Dale Crover - Engineer, Producer
  • Tom Baker - Mastering
  • Kevin Gray - Lacquer Cut
  • Lucifera - Cover Model
  • David Perry - Cover Photography
  • Sharon Selden - Interior Photography
  • Frank Kozik - Sleeve Concept, Design

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V·T·E Acid King
Current Members Lori S.Rafael MartinezBil Bowman
Past and Live-Only Members Joey OsbournePeter LucasDan SouthwickBrian HillGuy PinhasMark LambDale Crover
Studio Albums ZoroasterBusse WoodsIIIMiddle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere
Other Releases Acid KingDown With The CrownAcid King / AltamontFree... / The Father, The Son and the Holy SmokeThe Early Years
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Altamont • Black CobraGoatsnakeThe ObsessedBuzzov*enMelvinsShrinebuilder