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Michael Penn

Perhaps one of the most acclaimed vocalist/songwriters to emerge through the later 1980s, Michael Penn was seemingly destined to get a career in present business. The oldest boy of movie director Leo Penn and celebrity Eileen Ryan, he was created August 1, 1958 in NY City’s Greenwich Community area; in …

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The Coral Sea

West Coastline indie rock and roll collective the Coral Ocean mixes the lush, orchestral part of ’60s pop with the present day sensibilities of neo-psychedelic clothes want Mercury Rev, Sparklehorse, and Key Machines. Created in Santa Barbara, CA, round the skills of vocalist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rey Villalobos, guitarist Duncan Wright, bass participant …

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The Queers

Sometimes they’re recognised incorrectly as a queercore music group like labelmates Pansy Department, but one pay attention to the Queers’ adolescent-boy-who-never-grew-up lyrics (“she got zero tit,” “I’m really goo-goo more than you/I’m mentally retarded too,” “she’s my Burger Ruler Queen,” etc.) will dispel that misunderstanding. While some of the songs …

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The Shaggs

Among the great tales of rock and roll & move is that of the 3 Wiggins sisters (Dot, Helen, and Betty), better referred to as the Shaggs. We were young dirt poor in New Hampshire, the three women were flipped onto developing a music group by their dad, Austin Wiggins, …

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The Red Squares

The streets of London & most of all of those other Sceptered Isle might have seemed as if these were paved with precious metal, a minimum of to outsiders, but by 1964 there have been literally a large number of bands competing for the eye of club owners, record company …

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The Raspberries

The Raspberries cut with the epic pretensions and pomposity of ’70s-era rock to happily reclaim the soul and simplicity of classic pop, recalling the heyday from the Uk Invasion making use of their exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies. The group was created in Coach, OH, in early 1970 …

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The Polyphonic Spree

Once the Polyphonic Spree first appeared in 2000, the Dallas symphonic pop group was just as much a band like a “happening,” in the 1960s feeling of the term. The Spree’s two dozen users required the stage in moving robes of snowy white, a proper backdrop for his or her …

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Ray Peterson

Who owns a four-octave voice, singer Ray Peterson enjoyed a small number of pop hits through the early ’60s, included in this the Phil Spector-produced “Corrina Corrina” as well as the car-crash melodrama “Tell Laura I REALLY LIKE Her.” Given birth to Apr 23, 1939, in Denton, TX, he spent …

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The Moles

The Moles were an Australian chamber pop music group led by Richard Davies, a gifted singer/songwriter who later on found success on American soil both like a solo artist so when one-half from the short-lived duo Cardinal. Created in Sydney in the past due ’80s, the Moles debuted in 1990 …

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Orange Cake Mix

Orange Cake Blend may be the nom de plume of Connecticut citizen Jim Rao. A prolific vocalist/songwriter, Rao started scribbling lyrics and humming his personal melodies as a kid; in the first ’90s, Rao began documenting his compositions on cassettes. Rao considered the name Orange Wedding cake Blend while stocking …

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