The Hamhandel project began in 1980; The exact day has been subject of controversy. Early on they were called, The Lee Brothers. T’aint and Earl Leigh did a lot of jamming early on and vaulted seamlessly into their writing phase. For over 40 years, The Lee Brothers have been playing and composing whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. No genres were ignored. 

   After recording, The Battle of Ole Factory, Earl Leigh had to hang up his skates. It hurt him vocally and rather than press on with low quality vocals he decided to retire to his beloved alpaca farm in Montana. 

T’aint and Earl met Yorg Rinker in 1995, shortly after Yorg’s band, Tools of Ignorance disbanded. He had been a valuable music advisor to the brothers and it was only fitting that he should take over for Earl. 

  Because much of the music is held up in legal battles with a shady record company, T'aint Lee decided to join Earl in Montana. Wanting to continue to have the music heard,  T'aint chose as his successor, Tom Lewandowski, a long time working partner to Yorg and occasional Lee Brothers collaborator. 

They have finally been given permission to move the Lee Brothers forward to release music under the name, HAMHANDEL. 

New music is out, which you can find by clicking the, LISTEN HERE button.

Tripping 2012 - 2016

1. South Amerika

2. The Battle of Ole Factory (Last appearance of Earl Lee)

3. Hominie Hatfield

4. I’m gonna go get me a tattoo

5. Harbenger

6. It’s Raining Zen 

7. Bicycle Spokes

8. Clawed Reigns 

Ray in the Light (2009)

1. Sumuhdat (Overture)

2. Why Are You Telling Me This?

3. You Can Touch It

4. Crucafixation

5. Father Flanagan

6. They Aint Real

7. Shame

8. Not Thinker Than Water (Finale’)


Rap Miene Bologna (1985-1996)

1. Seven Headed

2. I’m Killing

3. Lick The Alphabet

4. Violent Death(s)

5. Up From The Deep

6. Greasy Sausage Finger

7. Swamp Lake Road

8. Crack Baby/Spill Your Guts

9. South Amerika

10. All Alone Together

11. Hell Hound

12. Flatullus Of The Barrio


Trouble at the Carnival (1996)

 1. The Big G String

 2. Up From The Deep

 3. Lonely Boy

 4. Lick the Alphabet

 5. Pleasantly Taking a ____.

 6. Rueben

 7. Greasy Sausage Finger

 8. Hell Hound

 9. Seven Headed

10. Swamp Lake Road

11.Counteractacontemptacolacokaiaccahava-smokajamokainjamaicaimakeasteakmistakeandtakeapoundtomummy Suite


Crime and Punishment and Metal Music (1990)

1. I’m Killing

2. Seven Headed

3. Swamp Lake Road

4. Flatulus

5. All Alone Together

6. Spill Your Guts

7. Violent Deaths

8. We All Die


Summerhouse in Hell (1987)

Track List:

1. Christine

2. The Big G

3. Summer House in Hell

4. Dave’s got a Girlfriend

5. MTR

6. Ballad of Roscoe

7. Maggot Migration

8. Trippin’ to the Oldies



The Alphabet Songs album (1985)


1. FMK

2. GNL

3. HOM

4. IPN

5. JAZ

6. KRP

7. Spelling in the Snow

8. The Fountain of Berwyn

9. You’re In Too Deep