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Glass Robots

Alluring vocal melodies, huge lush synthesizers and dark disco basslines, wash over industrial percussion. With influences ranging from Bowie to The Smiths, Sigur Ros to Kraftwerk, Glass Robots create a kind of new romantic, dance pop melee from the future. Songs about emotional breakdown, technological paranoia, sex, cinema and obsession, confirm the duos prophetic interpretation of today's deranged society. Their shows are a cavalcade of live electronica, guitars and percussion.

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Europe

Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Sweden in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest and guitarist John Norum. Although widely associated with glam metal, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and hard rock elements. Since its formation, Europe has released seven studio albums, three live albums, three compilations and seven videos. Europe rose to international fame in the 1980s with its third album The Final Countdown, which became a high commercial success and sold over three million copies in the United States.

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Din

There are at least 4 artists called "Din."
1. The original "DIN" is the brainchild of "Pupka Frey," formerly of the groups Digital Poodle, Kinder Atom and Rational Youth.
Throughout the 1990s he released three albums and one vinyl 12" on labels such as DOVe, Ninja Tune, Cleopatra and Hypnobeat/Hyperium. The music on these albums is difficult to pigeonhole, but is generally an eclectic mix of spacey, synthesized, often up-beat, frequently all-instrumental music. Copies of his out-of-print 12" sell for as high as 180 Euros.

Read more about Din on Last.fm.

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Go West

Go West are a British pop group. The duo formed in 1982, with Peter Cox and Richard Drummie Go West quickly had a publishing deal and possessed a portastudio, but lacked a band or recording company. Peter and Richard decided, with support from John Glover, their manager, to find a musical producer, and record just two of their songs. The tracks We Close Our Eyes and Call Me found Go West developing a record deal with Chrysalis Records. The songwriting duo specialised in radio friendly, white soul sounds.

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Asia

Asia is a progressive rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1981 by bassist and vocalist John Wetton (from King Crimson and UK), guitarist Steve Howe (from Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (from Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes (from The Buggles and Yes). The band sold over nine million albums worldwide with their first self-titled Asia, that include the singles Heat of the Moment and Only Time Will Tell.

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band formed in Eugene, Oregon, in 1989. Since 1990, they have released seven albums, with an eighth due out in mid-2012. The Daddies' music is primarily a mix of swing, ska and rock, characterized by a prominent horn section and sardonic, often morbid, lyricism. While the band's earliest albums were rooted predominantly in punk rock and funk, their subsequent studio albums have since incorporated influences from many diverse genres of popular music and Americana into their sound...

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Code Blue

IMPORTANT NOTE: ***There are several bands/artists under the name CODE BLUE. The following bio refers to the Los Angeles based Power Pop/Post-Punk/ band from 1978-1981 fronted by Dean Chamberlain.*** "Quoted from the liner notes written by Chris Silagyi for Code Blue's reissue of their self-titled album in 2003. The most complete and accurate bio of the band to date." In a field crowded with fine, adventurous new rock ’n’ roll bands that made their homes in Los Angeles between ’78–82, Code Blue stood out from the pack.

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