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The Beatnigs

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The original automobile for public and political critic Michael Franti (afterwards from the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead), the Beatnigs used components of industrial music and punk on the lone album, a 1988 self-titled work for Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label. Following its release along with a remix from the one “Tv” by Adrian Sherwood, the group split up; Franti, nevertheless, came back to music 3 years later along with his Throw-away Heroes task, an action in quite similar vein because the Beatnigs but with an increase of ties to rap.

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Full Name The Beatnigs
Music Songs Pre-War America, Television, Control, When You Wake Up in the Morning, Jazzy Beats, Street Fulla Nigs, Rooticus Sporaticus, Who Is Doin' This to All My People, Malcolm X, Burritos, C.I.A., Rules, Nature
Albums The Beatnigs

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