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Cold Water Army
Cold Water Army was an American rock band that existed for several years in Tallahassee, Florida, and broke up over the summer of 1995. The band had two recordings that were released, the first a cassette-only release entitled 'Eliot Ness,' and the second (released by Manufacture Sound Output Company on cassette and compact disc) entitled Cold Water Army. The second release was remastered in 2007, and is available on iTunes. The band's sound combined elements of disco, punk rock, funk rock, pop and big harmonies.Contents1 Formation 2 Members 3 Influences 4 History 5 The Breakup 6 Re-Release 7 References 8 External linksFormation[edit] Lead Singer David Morris (aka Man Baby) was initially in a band called 'Das Bellows,' which broke up after playing a party for the Florida Flambeau, a student newspaper. He met the editorial staff of the paper at that party, who, coincidentally, were all musicians
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Motown
Motown
Motown
is an American record company. The record company was founded by Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
Jr. as Tamla Records
Tamla Records
on January 12, 1959,[1][2] and was incorporated as Motown
Motown
Record Corporation on April 14, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan.[3] The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown
Motown
played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown
Motown
and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown
Motown
Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence
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Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo
/ˈɔɪŋɡoʊ ˈbɔɪŋɡoʊ/ was an American new wave band, best known for their hits "Dead Man's Party" and "Weird Science". They are noted for their high energy live concerts, movie soundtrack contributions, and their mixture of genre, which can be described as including ska, pop, rock, and world music.[1] The band was founded in 1972 as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, a performance art group. The band was led by songwriter/vocalist Danny Elfman, who has since achieved success as a composer for film and television. The band's format changed several times. In 1979, the group reshaped from a semi-theatrical music and performance troupe into a ska-influenced[3] new wave octet, under the name Oingo Boingo. In 1994 the band shortened their name again to Boingo, following a significant change of genre and dropping the horn section from live concerts
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The Lemonheads
The Lemonheads
The Lemonheads
are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
in 1986 by Evan Dando, Ben Deily, and Jesse Peretz. Dando has remained the band's only constant member.[1] After their initial punk-influenced releases and tours as an independent/"college rock" band in the late 1980s, the Lemonheads' popularity with a mass audience grew in 1992 with the major label album It's a Shame about Ray,[1] which was produced, engineered, and mixed by The Robb Brothers (Bruce Robb, Dee, and Joe). This was followed by a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson", which eventually became one of the band's most successful singles. The Lemonheads
The Lemonheads
were active until 1997 before going on hiatus, but reformed with a new lineup in 2005 and released The Lemonheads
The Lemonheads
the following year
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Dick Dale
Dick Dale
Dick Dale
(born Richard Anthony Mansour on May 4, 1937) is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Middle-Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation
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Polyphonic Spree
The Polyphonic Spree
The Polyphonic Spree
is an American choral rock band from Dallas, Texas
Texas
that was formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter. The band's sound relies on a variety of vocal and instrumental color by featuring a choir, flute, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano, guitars, bass, drums, electronic keyboards and EWI.Contents1 History 2 Discography2.1 Studio albums 2.2 EPs 2.3 Singles 2.4 Live CDs/DVDs 2.5 Film soundtracks 2.6 Other3 Members 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] DeLaughter's previous group, Tripping Daisy, came to an abrupt end in 1999 when guitarist Wes Berggren died of a drug overdose. The Polyphonic Spree was formed, in part, in reaction to Berggren's death.[1] In 2000, DeLaughter collaborated with 12 other musicians to put together a sound that reflected the music he grew up with
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Man Or Astroman
Man or Astro-man? is a surf rock group that formed in Auburn, Alabama, in the early 1990s and came to prominence over the following decade. Primarily instrumental, Man or Astro-man? blended the surf rock style of the early 1960s like that of Dick Dale
Dick Dale
and The Spotnicks
The Spotnicks
with the new wave and punk rock sounds of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Man or Astro-man? was known for their anachronistic dedication to science fiction themes, audio samples, obscure electronic devices (such as theremins and tesla coils), and high-energy live performances. Their earlier albums like Is It ... Man or Astroman?
Is It ... Man or Astroman?
and Destroy All Astromen! [1] were known for their traditional surf rock instrumentation and sci-fi sound bite song introductions, but their later albums like EEVIAC..
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Brian Teasley
Brian Teasley is an American musician from Alabama. He is a founding member of Man or Astro-man? (Birdstuff), The Boster (Seth Gregg) & Servotron (Z4-OBX). Brian has also recorded and performed with the CauseyWay, ShannonWright, Japancakes, Tyro, Watts, The Mono Men, Har Mar Superstar, the Vue and The Polyphonic Spree. He is also the head writer for the (now defunct?) Chunklet Magazine. In 2007, he appeared as drummer on St. Vincent's debut album, Marry Me As of 2010, Teasley is touring with the reformed Man or Astroman. Teasley was also a promoter at Bottletree in Birmingham, AL, which is owned and run by his former fiancee, the artist and entrepreneur Merrilee Challiss. Now he is operating a club called Saturn. External links[edit]Humans on Myspace Interview with Brian Teasley Part of a documentary series that explores the effects of the extreme post 9-11 security measures.This article about an American musician is a stub
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Auburn, Alabama
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama
Alabama
with a 2016 population of 63,118.[3] It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
with a population of 158,991, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA
Columbus, GA-AL MSA
and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents. Auburn is a college town and is the home of Auburn University. It is Alabama's fastest-growing metropolitan area and the nineteenth fastest-growing metro area in the United States
United States
since 1990.[citation needed] U.S
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Leon County Civic Center
The Donald L. Tucker
Donald L. Tucker
Civic Center, is a multi-purpose indoor arena located on the Florida State University
Florida State University
campus in Tallahassee, Florida. The arena has the biggest capacity of any arena in the Florida Panhandle. The arena opened in 1981 and was built at a cost of over $30 million, financed by the city
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R.E.M. (band)
R.E.M.
R.E.M.
was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M.
R.E.M.
was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. R.E.M.
R.E.M.
released its first single—"Radio Free Europe"—in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town
Chronic Town
EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio
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Pylon (band)
Pylon was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia.[1] The band's danceable sound, a blend of new wave, post-punk, jangle pop, alternative rock and funk rock,[2] influenced the Athens music scene and the 1980s American pop underground. AllMusic wrote that Pylon's "role as elder statesmen of the alternative rock explosion is unassailable".[3]Contents1 History1.1 Formation, early years and breakup 1979-83 1.2 Legacy and influence 1.3 Reunions 1989-2009 1.4 Subsequent developments2 In popular culture 3 Other projects 4 Members 5 Discography5.1 Studio albums 5.2 Singles and EPs 5.3 Live albums 5.4 Compilation albums6 Filmography 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Formation, early years and breakup 1979-83[edit] The four members of Pylon were art students at the University of Georgia in Athens.[4] Guitarist Randall Bewley and bass guitarist Michael Lachowski began playing music and attempting to form a band in 1978
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South By Southwest
South by Southwest
South by Southwest
(abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2017, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW interactive lasting for five days, music for seven days and film running concurrently for nine days
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Jeff Lynne
Jeffrey Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra
(ELO). In 1972, two years after the group's formation, he took over its leadership and wrote, arranged, and produced virtually all of their subsequent records. In 1988, under the pseudonyms Otis Wilbury and Clayton Wilbury, he co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys
Traveling Wilburys
with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. After ELO's original disbandment in 1986, Lynne released two solo albums: Armchair Theatre (1990) and Long Wave
Long Wave
(2012). In addition, he began producing various artists. His songwriting and production collaborations with ex-Beatles led him to co-produce their Anthology reunion singles "Free as a Bird" (1995) and "Real Love" (1996)
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Florida
Florida
Florida
(/ˈflɒrɪdə/ ( listen); Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida
Florida
is the 22nd-most extensive (65,755 sq mi—170,304 km2), the 3rd-most populous (20,984,400 inhabitants),[11] and the 8th-most densely populated (384.3/sq mi—121.0/km2) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. About two-thirds of Florida
Florida
occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean
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The B-52s
The B-52s (styled as The B-52's
The B-52's
prior to 2008)[6] are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider
Fred Schneider
(vocals), Kate Pierson
Kate Pierson
(vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson
(vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland
Keith Strickland
(drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS-related illness in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. The band is best known for their 1978 debut single "Rock Lobster", and their pair of 1989 hits; "Love Shack" and "Roam". Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later straddled many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs
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