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M.O.T.O.

MOTO stands for Masters Of The Obvious. Pretty much it's Paul and whoever is playing with him at the time. Some people think Paul's lyrics are too dirty but most people think they are funny. MOTO write songs that are catchy. That's all that really matters. It all got started in the early 80's in New Orleans. But then Paul moved somewhere else. MOTO have released dozens of albums, some cassette only, some CDs, some are little vinyl discs like this one. You've probably never heard of MOTO. It's a good thing that now you know.

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shrinking violets

Shrinking Violets were a band from Sydney, Australia, active from 1987 to 1991. Influenced by 60s psychedelic pop and 80s jangle, they recorded for Phantom Records. Members * Marcus Clement: Vocals, Guitar
* Julian Knowles: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards (see Even as We Speak, Big Heavy Stuff)
* Barry 'Fuzz' Hayes: Bass, Vocals
* Andrew Clement: Drums (See Other Voices) Discography * 7" Vinyl Single (Purple Vinyl): Everything b/w She Said - Phantom Records 1988
* 12" Vinyl Album (Yellow Vinyl): Mask - Phantom Records 1989

Read more about shrinking violets on Last.fm.

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The Big Dish

The Big Dish were a Scottish pop/rock band formed in Airdrie, Scotland in 1983. The band initially comprised Steven Lindsay (vocals/guitar), Mark Ryce (guitar) and John Harper (keyboards). The trio was subsequently augmented on stage by Raymond Docherty (bass) and Keith Burns (drums). Early support slots with Lloyd Cole helped them to find a wider audience. By the time their debut album ‘Swimmer’ was finally completed and released on Virgin Records in 1986 the line-up had undergone notable changes...

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The Penelopes

There are at least two bands using the name The Penelopes: From Japan 1) The Japanese twee-pop outfit the Penelopes was essentially the work of singer/songwriter Tatsuhiko Watanabe; the group debuted in 1992 with the album In a Big Golden Cage, followed a year later by Touch the Ground. Although by this time the band was primarily a Watanabe solo project, he maintained the Penelopes' name for 1997's Kiss of Life; A Place in the Sun, issued that same year, was the first LP issued on Watanabe's own Vaudeville Park label.

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The Honest Johns

The Honest Johns all grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, but they never met until they all went to the same High School. Exams over, they toured and recorded extensively yet, unbelievably, released nothing save for an EP in 1986 called Tell Me About Your Childhood. Even now, demand remains high for this rare vinyl release featuring the classic Grandfather Of Gold. The band split in the early 90s leaving the vast majority of their recordings unheard. That, could easily have been that.

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The Wild

There is more than one band called The Wild. 1. The Wild is a 4 (sometimes 5) piece folk-rock band currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Wild also help run WonderRoot, a nonprofit community center in Atlanta that provides a low-cost/free recording studio, darkroom, computer lab, library, conference room for the local kids as well as an all-ages show space for tons of bands passing through. 2. The Wild is a 3-man alternative / indie-hip hop band from Auckland, New Zealand.

Read more about The Wild on Last.fm.

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