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The Shorts

The Shorts are a hardcore punk band from Southampton, UK. They were formed by Mike Fox (guitar / vocals) and Tony Suspect (drums / vocals) in 2009. A demo was recorded with Kevin Borrett (ex Pilger) playing bass.They then recruited Neil Clelland (ex Intent / Pilger) to play guitar and the "Skinned Alive" EP was recorded in 2011. Alan Marshall (ex Whole In The Head / Chinapple Punx) joined. Influences: Minor Threat, Limp Wrist, The Stupids, 7 Seconds. The Shorts was een Nederlandse popgroep die in 1983 een wereldhit scoorde met het nummer "Comment

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Steve Jones

Stephen Phillip Jones (b. May 3, 1955) is an English rock and roll guitarist and singer, best known for his work as guitarist for the punk band Sex Pistols. Steve Jones was born in Shepherd's Bush, London. Steve has stated that his style of guitar-playing is derived from that of Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls and his early influences were Glam Rock icons like Roxy Music and David Bowie. He was an only child and his father Don Jarvis, an amateur boxer, left when he was two years old.

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The Specials

The Specials are a British band formed in 1977 in Coventry, UK. Their founder, Jerry Dammers, based on his knowledge of 60's mod and ska cultures, formed the label "Two Tone", releasing a number of seminal singles by seminal bands with the same passion, outlook and style. The Specials assault on both the charts and popular UK culture began with their debut, "Gangsters", closely followed with a cover of "A Message to You Rudy"...

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The Freshies

The Freshies is the name of a band from Manchester, England formed in the mid 1970's. Their first single, The Freshies EP, was released in 1978 on the RAZZ record label. Their biggest selling and best known song is 1980's "I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk" renamed as "I'm In Love With The Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk" on request from Virgin Records, which reached number 54 in the UK charts in 1981.

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Opus

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Opus is an Austrian pop-rock group which was formed in 1973. In 1984 they released "Live Is Life" which topped the charts in many countries, and a live recording of the song even made the Top 40 in the USA in 1986. It remains popular as a sing-along song for crowds at sports events in Europe. A cover version was also performed by the Slovenian band, Laibach.

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Joan Jett

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) is an American rock singer and guitarist. She was the guitarist for the rock group The Runaways from 1975 to 1979, after which she released two solo albums - 1980's "Joan Jett" and 1981's "Bad Reputation" - before forming her own group, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. "The Hit List" (1990), a covers album recorded by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, was labeled as being by Jett alone.

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