League of Blind Women
|Years active||1998–1999, 2001|
|Past members||Robert Buck|
League of Blind Women was a short-lived alternative rock supergroup that included Rob Buck (lead guitar) from 10,000 Maniacs, Jerry Augustyniak (drums) from 10,000 Maniacs, Casey Orr (bass) from Gwar and Rigor Mortis, Mike Scaccia (guitar) from Ministry and Rigor Mortis, Kol Marshall (keyboards) from Critical Mass and See No Evil, and Chris Kelly (vocals). When Casey Orr left the band in March 1999 to return to Gwar, Mitch Marine from Tripping Daisy took his place on bass. Dave Dunn played drums with the band after Jerry Augustyniak left.
Buck left 10,000 Maniacs for several months in 1998-1999 to concentrate on League of Blind Women and was replaced in the Maniacs by Michael Lee Jackson of the band Animal Planet. Jackson returned to Animal Planet. Buck returned to 10,000 Maniacs in 1999 and it was apparent he was ill. Buck died on December 19, 2000 of liver failure.
In 2001, League of Blind Women released the five-song EP League of Blind Women. Credits say it featured Chris Kelly on vocals, Mike Scaccia on guitars, and Kol Marshall on keyboards, but these were slightly remixed versions of the demos that had been recorded featuring Rob Buck on guitar.