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Concrete Blonde

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Cement Blonde grew from the LA post-punk club circuit that produced rings like X, Wall structure of Voodoo, as well as the Go-Go’s, nonetheless it wasn’t until 1987 that this music group even documented its 1st album. The group was founded by vocalist/songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano and guitarist Jim Mankey, who in the beginning called themselves Desire 6 and released an EP. Their insistence on total creative control was off-putting towards the main labels who required notice, nevertheless, and it wasn’t until 1987 that this group authorized to I.R.S. and transformed its name to Cement Blonde in the recommendation of labelmate Michael Stipe. Cement Blonde’s self-titled debut recording betrayed the impact from the Pretenders, while 1989’s Totally free was a tighter display for Napolitano’s developing songwriting and created a university radio strike with “God Is really a Bullet.” The morose, textured Bloodletting, a far more achieved record than both of its predecessors, broke the music group to some wider audience using the left-field Best 20 strike “Joey,” the story of a romance finished by alcoholism. Mexican Moon shown Napolitano’s fascination with Hispanic music and lifestyle, but Cement Blonde’s industrial fortunes had dropped since Bloodletting, and Napolitano split up the music group. They reunited between 2001 and 2004, nevertheless, launching two albums throughout that period, 2002’s Group Therapy and 2004’s Mojave, the last mentioned featuring brand-new drummer Gabriel Ramirez-Quezada. Napolitano announced the next and apparently last breakup of Cement Blonde in June of 2006.

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of the Demons 2009 performer: "Bloodletting The Vampire Song"
Being Erica 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Shield 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Passions 1999 TV Series "Scene of a Perfect Crime"
Free Enterprise 1998 performer: "Still in Hollywood"
Daria 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blood & Donuts 1995 performer: "Bloodletting The Vampire Song"
Deadly Love 1995 TV Movie performer: "Bloodletting"
Losing Isaiah 1995 performer: "Joey"
Girls in Prison 1994 TV Movie performer: "Endless Sleep"
Rebel Highway 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Hollywood 1994 performer: "Mexican Moon"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Me Myself and I 1992 performer: "WOMAN TO WOMAN"
Point Break 1991 performer: "I Want You" / producer: "I Want You"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pump Up the Volume 1990 performer: "Everybody Knows"
The Hidden 1987 performer: "Still in Hollywood", "Your Haunted Head", "Over Your Shoulder" / producer: "Still in Hollywood", "Your Haunted Head", "Over Your Shoulder"
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986 performer: "Over the Shoulder", "Haunted Head"

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Self

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Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
MusiCalifornia 1987 TV Series Themselves

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