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Although obscure and overlooked throughout their tenure jointly, the later-’70s/early-’80s rock-band Spooner became best-known years afterwards because the launching pad for guitarist Duke Erikson and drummer Butch Vig of Garbage fame. The group (which also included associates Dave Benton on electric guitar and vocals, Joel Tappero on bass, and Jeff Walker on keyboards) hailed from Madison, WI, and released a complete of three recordings — 1978’s The Fugitive Dance and Wildest Dreams, plus 1982’s Every Part Dance — before breaking up. Erikson and Vig made a decision to stay jointly, launching another generally ignored clothing in the past due ’80s, Fire City, which lasted for a set of releases. Vig focused on making alt-rock performers for the first area of the ’90s (overseeing such classics as Nirvana’s landmark Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish and Siamese Wish, plus Sonic Youth’s Dirty, amongst others). But ultimately, he re-teamed with Erikson as well as the duo installed with singer Shirley Manson and bassist Steve Marker to start the effective alt-pop clothing Garbage within the middle-’90s. Years after disbanding, a two-for-one discharge was issued, including the group’s second and third produces jointly, expectedly entitled Wildest Dreams/Every Part Dance.

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