God Forbid recordings (lost early Mark Kozelek tracks; 1980s)
Before Mark Kozelek formed Red House Painters in (or around) 1988, he was in a band called God Forbid. The band recorded a very small collection of tracks that may or may not have been sold to concert-goers for the band's shows.
Little to nothing is known about the project. Most fans of Kozelek's work didn't even know the project existed until a rare interview from 1988 of early Red House Painters material surfaced on a torrent. The interview featured Kozelek explaining the early history behind Red House Painters and hinted at some recorded tracks for God Forbid. Kozelek may have been reluctant to even mention God Forbid due to the embarrassment or dislike of his early vocals.