About Us

The Insanitizers perform in the Portland OR-Vancouver WA area as a trio of Conrad, Tom and Eric. As we perform we control an electronic drummer while we play our guitars and bass guitar. We select our music because we love and enjoy it, and we expect you will too.

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Insanitizers music is all about fun, for all ages. It takes listeners on involving adventures with frenetic energy, tension, mystery, and drama. Most recent recordings use “clean and chimey but silky” guitar tones, but there is plenty of variation between songs. You can hear influences from classical, surf, flamenco, rockabilly, and punk styles. These songs are for guitar; they don’t suggest that a vocal will begin.

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The Insanitizers music was written or rearranged by Conrad Swartz, principal guitarist. Additional musicians contributing to our recordings include Tom Robertson (guitar), Michael Brock (guitar), Ralf Palin (bass), Michael Martin (percussion), and Don Wenke (percussion).

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Conrad also records music and mixes & masters recorded music, including all music of the Insanitizers. His specialty is music with guitar prominent, of course.

Conrad performed instrumental twang rock-n-roll with accompaniment at the New York World’s Fair in 1965, at the New Jersey, RCA, and Tiparillo pavilions. After other professional endeavors, in 2007 Conrad recruited other musicians for The Insanitizers performing guitar band in the Portland, Oregon metro area. The band performed as a trio then a quartet. In 2012 the performing band became a duo and in 2017 a trio.

Here are some recordings of the Insanitizers guitar duo (free to hear):

Our acoustic guitar duo version of “Skywriters” :



Our acoustic guitar duo version of “Flam Flame”
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Our acoustic guitar duo version of “Dark Eyes Rock”