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MX-80

Originally referred to as MX-80 Sound, this US avant rock-band was formed in Bloomington, Indiana, simply by Bruce Anderson (guitar/vocals), Dale Sophiea (bass) and Jeff Armour (drums). In past due 1975 these were became a member of by Full Stim (vocals/saxophone/electric guitar) and Dave Mahoney (drums). An individual and EP on an area label were accompanied by their debut Hard Strike for Island Information. By this time around these were based in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. Hard Strike achieved considerable interest; the avowed experimentation of the group (Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa had been frequently cited by critics) was matched up by way of a lyrical subject material that fitted in to the ‘brand-new influx’ ethos of the time. The sound quality was also suitably murky. Agreed upon to Ralph, the label operate by the Citizens, they created two even more albums (1980’s FROM THE Tunnel and the next year’s Audience Control, the last mentioned documented without Armour) and made an appearance on many compilations, but their profession tailed off in the first 80s. Stim inserted law college and nothing at all further was noticed aside from Anderson’s appearance within the Henry Kaiser Music group. A clutch of tapes under a number of brands (the truncated MX-80, Gizzards, Half-Life, O-Type) made an appearance in the past due 80s and early 90s, evidently the task of Sophiea and Anderson, in the previous’s Quadruped label. Both of these, plus Stim and drummer Marc Weinstein, constituted an MX-80 for the 90s, time for the studio to finish a new record, I’ve Seen A sufficient amount of. Another decade handed down before MX-80 reunited within the studio to finish 2005’s We’re An American Music group.

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