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Shelf Life

1) Shelf Life is the solo project of Scotty Leitch (Pirouette, Young Bull, The Sniffles, Bonjour, etc). On the internet at http://soundcloud.com/ikey-heyman 2) It all began in Rubber Soul, the live house in Tokyo's Kokubunji district. Late 2003 - Dom Pates (formerly of Britain's The Zamora) wandered in and met bar owner Cheryo. Dom asked for a track for an album he was producing. The song 'Hallelujah Jambo' by Cheryo & The Berovolas, originally written in Kenya with local musicians, appeared on the 'Peace Not War Japan' compilation when released in 2006.

Read more about Shelf Life on Last.fm.

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The Tubes

There is more than one group called the Tubes. 1) The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes and in some acts they wore leotards with painted on nipples and pubic hair (neither of which points are relevant for evaluating their artistic/musical/political relevance). They made satires of life in the USA; the media, consumerism, and politics. They were often banned in the Midwest USA.

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Ides of March

1) Were a Swindon, UK post-punk band active in the late 1980's, releasing two singles on RS Records, both in 1986, a 7" and a 12" respectively. A contemporary magazine, Melody Maker described them as 'The Cure meets The Cult'. Another magazine, Sounds, wrote: '...a cracking rock band in the rugged tense mode of Killing Joke and New Model Army'. 2) Ides of March are a deathcore band hailing from Perth, Australia. Formed in 2007 with the goal to write brutal deathcore. http://www.myspace.com/idesofmarchau

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Tropic of Cancer

Camella Lobo & Juan Mendez, a.k.a. Silent Servant.
Drenched in romanticism and soaked in themes of solitude, mortality and love,
Tropic of Cancer's music forms a strangely hypnotic connection with its listener.
Camella Lobo's majestic vocals, warmly cradled by waves of ascending synths,
plangent guitar, and foreboding beats, summon the listener into a world of dark
decadence and delicate beauty.

Read more about Tropic of Cancer on Last.fm.

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KFT

KFT was founded in 1981 in Hungary, KFT (Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság - "Ltd." in English) is the first true alternative new wave band of Hungary, they had immense popularity in the '80-s, writing hit songs like Bábu vagy, Afrika, Bál az Operaházban, Balatoni nyár, all became cult classics in Hungary. Their songs have a strange, abstract lyrics, thanks to lead vocalist András Laár and keyboardist Tibor Bornai.

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Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist with Roxy Music. He is also noted for his alternative highly successful solo career.

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Chicks On Speed

Chicks on Speed are a female band, born when Alex and Melissa met at the Munich Art Academy in 1997. Chicks on Speed's core members are Melissa Logan (Upstate NY, USA) and Alex Murray-Leslie (Bowral, Australia), who collaborate with amongst others Anat Ben-David (Tel Aviv, Israel), Kathi Glas (Berlin, Germany) and A.L. Steiner (NY, USA). Around Chicks on Speed there is grouped a large and ever-changing collective of musicians, producers, fashion and graphic artists, designers, film and video makers, and so on.

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