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Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap were formed in Northampton, UK, in the late 1980's.
Their eclectic style of alternative music blended post-punk with goth to form a dark psychedelic hybrid. Early releases came out via French label DANCETERIA (Venus In Fleurs) that led to tours in France, Belgium and Germany.
European interest has always been strong further albums came out via Azyl (Czech Republic), Spectre (Germany), Soundbuster (Germany) and SPV (Germany/Poland).
More tours followed getting to new territories including Holland, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Poland.

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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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Darkroom

(1) An indie rock band from Winona Lake, Indiana. Five friends demonstrating an expression of eloquent chord progressions overlayed with dynamic instrumentation and pleasant vocal melodies - creating melodically driven musical movements containing elements of intensity as well as delicacy. MySpace page.
(2) An ambient/electronica/improv group from the UK, consisting mainly of guitarist Michael Bearpark and keyboardist/laptopist Os (Andrew Ostler). Official site darkroomtheband.net, MySpace page. See BurningShed.com for releases.

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Industry

At least three bands share the name "Industry": 1)A New York-based synth/pop band most famous for the club hit "State of the Nation" and the Stranger To Stranger LP. 2) Bass-guitar player Babayev Fouad founded "Industry" band in April 1994 in Baku and it became the first band in Azerbaijan, promoting grunge-rock.. Founders of the band was formed in 1995 at the same time debut concert was done in "Bakport" club. In 1996 band gave one more concert on several festivals: ("Rock-Fiesta", "Tochka Opori") and got its fans, number of which was increasing from concert to concert.

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Red

There are several artists using this name: Red (USA) (often typeset as R3D) is an American alternative band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. Musically influenced by artists such as Linkin Park, Chevelle, and Muse, Red's style is the rare symphonic rock which blends guitars and strings with passionate vocals. The songs on End of Silence deconstruct struggles that listeners face, while painting a picture of redemption in the midst of brokenness. According to lead vocalist Mike Barnes, Red stands for the blood of Christ and what it represents: passion, pain, but ultimately, redemption.

Read more about Red on Last.fm.

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The Call

There are three bands with the name The Call. 1. The Call were a San Francisco Bay Area-based rock band originally formed in Santa Cruz in 1980 by vocalist/guitarist Michael Been, Scott Musick, and Tom Ferrier. Despite support from such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, and Jim Kerr, the band never achieved the success they deserved. The eponymous premiere album was recorded in England, and Michael Been later recalled that the band was in an exploratory phase at this point. Been noted in a 1988 interview, "The Call was a compassionate album, but it probably came out as anger.

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Nimbus

There are six bands that go by the name Nimbus. 1) Finnish progressive rock band from the early seventies. Their only album named Obus was published in 1974 and is nowadays really rare collectors item. 2) A band from Hamilton, New Zealand. 3) Basque Rock band with female singer. One member later formed Keike 4) A group of producers from London making deep tech/house releasing on labels such as Bitboutique, Iron Box and Nightlight Music.
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Kate Garner

In late 1981 Kate Garner and her musician boyfriend Paul Caplin (an alumnus of EMI act Animal Magnet) teamed up with 19 year old Jeremy Healy to create a fashion/dance sensation called Haysi Fantayzee. Kate and Jeremy were the focal points, dressed in His and Hers matching Hillbilly/white Rasta/circus ringmaster fashions (complete with waist-length dreadlocks) and singing along to bouncy tunes and slinky rhythmns.

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