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Go Sailor

Go Sailor was a short-lived Berkeley based twee pop band. Its members included Rose Melberg of Tiger Trap and The Softies (guitar, vocals), Paul Curran of Crimpshrine (bass) and Amy Linton of Henry's Dress (drums). They recorded three 7" singles and a full-length CD on Lookout! Records in 1996, the latter of which collected the singles tracks and two compilation appearances. After their breakup their songs "Ray of Sunshine" and "Together Forever in Love" were included on the soundtrack to the movie But I'm a Cheerleader.

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Jasmine Minks

The Jasmine Minks were a British indie band, whose early singles were amongst the first releases by Creation Records. Formed in early-‘80s London, the band were initially a trio centred around singer Jim Shepherd. After sending a demo tape to Melody Maker, the band were recruited by Alan McGee to record for the fledgling Creation label. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1985, and in 1986 the band recorded their only Peel session. Further albums Another Age (1988) and Scratch the Surface (1989) drew critical acclaim before the band split.

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Galaxie 500

There are two bands with the name Galaxie 500:
1) an American alternative rock band that formed in 1987 and split in 1991
2) a francophone indie garage rock formed in 2002 in Montreal, Canada, and now known as Galaxie 1) Galaxie 500 formed in Boston, MA in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham (a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski, longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University.

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Paul Collins

Paul Collins was a founding member of The Nerves, a legendary underground rock group from 1974-77. (Other legendary rock groups formed in 1974, including Blondie, The Ramones, Radio Birdman and The Dictators). The Nerves were a 3-piece band featuring the talents of Jack Lee, Peter Case (The Plimsouls) and Paul Collins (The Beat). Aside from touring with The Ramones, The Nerves funded their own recordings without a record deal. The Nerves originally recorded the song Hanging On The Telephone, which was leter covered by Deborah Harry and Blondie on the chart topping "Parallel Lines" album.

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Care

There are two different artists named Care. 1: CARE is a lo-fi pop band hailing from Grand Rapids, MI. Their album Yellow Trumpet Comforter Swan can be found at http://care.bandcamp.com/ 2: Care was an alternative pop duo formed by Paul Simpson and Ian Broudie in 1983 in Liverpool, England. The band released a string of singles in the '80s under Broudie's production-moniker Kingbird (via Arista) but broke up without releasing an album.

Read more about Care on Last.fm.

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Generationals

The two men behind the creation of Generationals - Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer - don't know what they've done. They couldn't possibly have that sort of clairvoyance to perceive the effect that one of the songs they wrote has had on the few and will have on the many before the year is up. The song in question - "When They Fight They Fight" - is a HIT recording the likes of which summers cream for, the likes of which makes everyone go a little woozy and a lot bananas.

Read more about Generationals on Last.fm.

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Pop Art

Los Angeles-based jangle pop outfit Pop Art formed in 1983, originally comprising singer David Steinhart, his brothers Steve and Rich on guitar, bassist Tony Ortega and drummer Steve LePatner. The Steinharts soon after formed their own label, Stonegarden, for the purposes of releasing the band's debut single, "That's Enough for Me"; a self-titled, six-song EP followed in 1984. Pop Art's full-length debut A Perfect Mental Picture appeared a year later, earning the group a cult following among college radio listeners - LePatner left the lineup soon after its release...

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