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The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys was a British pop-soul group of the 1980s. Fronted by lead singer and songwriter Dr. Robert (born Bruce Robert Howard, in Haddington, Scotland, on 2 May 1961), the group formed in 1981 upon Howard's return to the UK after spending his teen years in Australia. The group gets its unusual name from an offensive term used in Australia, referring to Aboriginals playing the didgeridoo.

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The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans were a band from Liverpool, England, who formed in 1980, shortly after Paul Simpson (ex-keyboards) left The Teardrop Explodes and teamed up (on vocals) with Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Gerard Quinn (keyboards) and Justin Stavely (drums). Stavely was later replaced by Alan Wills and although Bass players came and went, Joseph Fearon played on both of the studio albums, recorded by a reincarnated Mark II version of the band.

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Michael Landau

Michael Landau is a jazz/blues/rock/fusion guitarist based out of Los Angeles. His unique style features an ability to master incredibly difficult technique while demonstrating a wealth of harmonic and tonal ingenuity. His songwriting ability is astounding and underrated, as such masterful compositions such as "Johnny Swing" and "Me/Five Storks" show that Landau is not just a soloist and guru, but a true genius of blues/rock compositions.

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Fashion

Fashion were founded in 1978 in Birmingham, England, originally as a post-punk band in the vein of Gang of Four or Magazine. The band originally consisted of singer/guitarist Luke James, bassist/keyboardist John Mulligan (simply known as Mulligan) and drummer Dik Davis. In 1979 the band signed to IRS Records and released their first album, Product Perfect. The album failed to chart and mainly received airplay on college radio.

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Right Said Fred

Right Said Fred is the name of a British popular music group, consisting of Rob Manzoli and brothers Richard and Fred Fairbrass from East Grinstead, West Sussex. In 1991 they released their debut, "I'm Too Sexy", which was released by the Gut Reaction firm on a specially created record label called Tug. The song, a tongue in cheek dance song sung from the point of view of a vain male fashion model, became a huge hit in Britain, spending six weeks at number two behind Bryan Adams' blockbuster (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

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Witchhammer

There are many acts called Witchhammer: 1. A Thrash Metal band from Brazil, active since 1986 with four full length albums under their belt.
2. Speed/Power/Thrash Metal group from Norway, formed in 1986 as well.
3. A Black Metal band from Ireland with one demo 'Neo Nazarene'.
4. A Heavy Metal one from Germany; created in 2000 and since releasing 2003's Raise Hell has been inactive.
5. Poland has a Black/Thrash Metal act that released a single demo 'Raped Reality' in 1999.

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