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Carnival Art

The slightly bent guitar rock of L.A.’s Carnival Artwork took its lessons in the demented Pixies. Comprising Michael P. Tak (vocals, electric guitar), Ed (electric guitar, vocals), Brian Bell (bass, vocals), and Keith Fallis (drums), Carnival Artwork released their debut LP, Thrumdrone, in 1991. Agreed upon to Beggars Banquet, Carnival Artwork weren’t rock enough to join the grunge bandwagon in the first ‘90s, plus they had been too odd to for pop viewers; captured in limbo, the music group documented two albums of off-kilter choice music which were ignored and faded into obscurity. Carnival Artwork broke up immediately after their second full-length, Thanks for visiting Vas Llegas, along with a following EP, Blue Meals and Dark Sparks. A cover of “Chilly Ethyl” appeared with an Alice Cooper tribute Compact disc a year later on, but Bell got already shaped his personal group, the Spacetwins, at that time; he later became a member of Weezer. In 1994, Tak documented Pretty Little Unhappy as Michael Petak.

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