Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band dating from the early 1980s to the early 1990s (and re-formed again in the 2000s). They are best known for the poignant songwriting and vocals of Johnette Napolitano. Singer / songwriter / bassist Napolitano formed the band Dream 6 with guitarist James Mankey in Los Angeles in 1982, releasing an eponymous EP in France on the Happy Hermit label in 1983. When they signed with IRS in 1986, labelmate Michael Stipe suggested the name Concrete Blonde, describing the contrast between their hard rock music and introspective lyrics.
There are two artists named Meanstreak: 1) Meanstreak is a legendary female thrash metal band from New York, formed in 1985. They recorded one full-length album called "Roadkill", which is considered the best female thrash metal album of all times. Although they never reached world fame, in the circles of thrash metal fans, they earned an status of pure classic.
Meanstreak played some gigs as the supporting act to bands such as Manowar, Overkill, Motörhead, Anthrax, and Dream Theater. Last known lineup:
The Jacksons (formerly known as The Jackson 5, The Jackson Five, The Jackson 5ive or abbreviated as J5) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana, USA. The group, active from 1964 to 1990, regularly played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. Considered "one of the biggest phenomenons in pop music" during the early 1970s, the Jackson 5 are also notable for launching the career of their lead singer, Michael Jackson.