Channel 3 (band)
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Channel 3 Band
Channel 3
OriginCerritos, California, USA
GenresPunk rock, hardcore punk, melodic hardcore
LabelsPosh Boy TKO Records
MembersMike Magrann
Kimm Gardener
Anthony Thompson
Nick Manning
Larry Kelly
Mike Burton
Jay Lansford
Jack DeBaun
Mike Dimkich
Dusty Watson
Alf Silva

Channel 3, also known as CH3, is an American punk rock band from Cerritos, California.[1]


Channel 3 was formed in 1980 by Mike Magrann (vocals, guitar), Kimm Gardner (guitar), Larry Kelly (bass) and Mike Burton (drums), in the suburban community of Cerritos, South Los Angeles, California. Their first release was a self-titled EP on California label Posh Boy Records in 1981. "Manzanar", a track from that EP, was played heavily by UK disc jockey John Peel.[2]

In 1982, Jack DeBaun become their new drummer[2] and their release Fear of Life was retitled I've Got A Gun in the UK with some differences in the track-listing.[3]

Their next release, After The Lights Go Out, failed to recapture the interest that accompanied their first UK single. Former member of The Simpletones and Ex-Stepmother Jay Lansford joined the band in 1984. Their 1985 collection for Enigma Records (with Dusty Watson on drums) revealed that the band had navigated the transition to a more straightforward rock format.[2]



  • Fear of Life (1982, Posh Boy Records)
  • After the Lights Go Out (1983, Posh Boy Records)
  • Last Time I Drank... (1985, Enigma Records)
  • Rejected (1989, Lone Wolf Records, Fringe Product Records)
  • CH3 (2002, Dr. Strange Records)
  • One More For All My True Friends (2008, TKO Records)

Singles & EP[5]

  • CH 3 (1981, 12", Posh Boy)
  • I've Got A Gun (1982, 7", No Future Records)
  • I'll Take My Chances / How Come? (1983, 7", Posh Boy Records)
  • Airborne (1984, 12", Enigma Records)
  • Indian Summer / Separate Peace (1991, 7", Posh Boy Records)
  • One More For All My True Friends (2007, 7", Suburbia Records)
  • Land of the Free (2012, 7", Hostage Records)
  • History (2014, 7", Hostage Records)


  • I've Got a Gun (1982, No Future Records)
  • The Skinhead Years (1989, Posh Boy Records)
  • To Whom It May Concern: The 1981 Demos (2009, TKO Records)
  • A Home for the Homeless (2015, Wanda Records)


  • Mike Magrann (vocals, guitar)
  • Kimm Gardener (guitar)
  • Larry Kelly (bass)
  • Mike Burton (drums)
  • Jack Debaun (drums)
  • Jay Lansford (bass,guitar, former Arcadia HS student)
  • Mike Dimkich (bass)
  • Mat Young (drums)
  • Jeff Kaminsky (drums)
  • Dusty Watson (drums)
  • Ron Wood (drums)
  • Larry Lerma (bass)
  • Anthony Thompson (bass)
  • Mitch McNally (bass)
  • Alf Silva (drums)
  • Matthew Woodruff (drums)
  • Nick Manning (drums)


  1. ^ a b c "Discogs - Database and Marketplace for Music on Vinyl, CD, Cassette a...". 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Channel 3 - News, Music Performances and Show Video Clips - MTV". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Channel 3 (2) - I've Got A Gun". Discogs. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Channel 3 (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Channel 3 (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Channel 3 (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2018.

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