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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is a U.S. rock/power pop band from Rockford, Illinois, that gained popularity in the late 1970s. The band members are Rick Nielsen (guitarist and main songwriter), Bun E. Carlos (born Brad Carlson) (drums), Robin Zander (vocals and guitars), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar). Though they have had only brief flirtations with mainstream success, Cheap Trick has held a substantial following through regular touring and a hard-edged yet blissful pop sound that combines the tunefulness of The Beatles with the speed and energy of punk rock.

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BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE

Big Audio Dynamite, later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated Bad or B.A.D. was a British band formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. The band blended elements of punk rock, reggae, hip-hop, electronica and rock into their own style of music. Mick Jones - guitars & vocals, Don Letts - sound effects & vocals, Dan Donovan - keyboards, Greg Roberts - drums & background vocals, Leo Williams - bass.

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Keel

KEEL – the band that gave you “The Right To Rock” – unleashed their brand new album “Streets Of Rock & Roll” on Frontiers Records in 2010. This recording contains twelve new anthems in the tradition of KEEL’s classic “The Final Frontier,” “KEEL,” and “Lay Down The Law” albums – commercial hard rock featuring the twin-guitar attack of Marc Ferrari and Bryan Jay, drummer Dwain Miller’s rock solid groove, Ron Keel’s powerful vocals, and a collection of songs which the band - and their fans and critics - feel is their best ever.

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Arthur Baker

Real name: Arthur Baker / Born: April 22 1955, Boston, MA USA Arthur Baker was among the most visible and widely-imitated of the early hip-hop producers, masterminding breakthrough experiments with tape edits and synthetic beats before crossing over to introduce the art of remixing into the pop mainstream. He began his career as a club DJ in Boston, and landed his first production work at Emergency Records, debuting with Northend's Happy Days.

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Vic Godard & The Subway Sect

In 1976, Godard formed Subway Sect with three other fans of the Sex Pistols at the suggestion of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, who wanted another band for the line-up of the 100 Club Punk Festival. Despite their inexperience, Subway Sect made a successful debut at the festival. They appeared with The Clash on the White Riot Tour in 1977 and released their debut single, Nobody's Scared' / 'Dont Split It', in March 1978.

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Naked Raygun

Official Site: http://www.nakedraygun.org
Naked Raygun was a very influential Chicago-based punk band of the 1980s and early 1990s. All incarnations featured Jeff Pezzati on vocals. Members over time include Jim Colao and Eric Spicer on drums, Pierre Kezdy and Camilio Gonzalez on bass, and Santiago Durango. John Haggerty, and Bill Stephans on guitar. Naked Raygun began as a noisy, free-form artist, often trading members with Big Black but later sharpened into a hard pop outfit in a league with the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Jam.

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Eyes

This page is for four bands. 1) The first Eyes being a late 70's Southern California punk group featured on the renowned Dangerhouse Records. Their original lineup included Joe Ramirez, Charlotte Caffey (Pre Go-Gos) and D.J. 'Don' Bonebrake (Pre-X). Caffey and Bonebrake were later on replaced by David Brown and Jimmy Leach. In 1978, Eyes released the famous TAQN (Take A Quaalude Now) 7''. Joe Ramirez, the leader of the Eyes, was a cerebral master of the unexpected lyric in front of the musical conventions of punk rock.

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Big Country

Big Country were a new wave/alternative rock band which formed in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1981. The band consisted of Stuart Adamson (vocals, guitar), Bruce Watson (guitar, vocals), Tony Butler (bass) and Mark Brzezicki (drums). Adamson was a former member of the Scottish punk band The Skids. The band was best known for using the device known as the "e-bow" to alter their guitars to sound like bagpipes.

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