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The Outcasts

There appear to have been at least two groups called The Outcasts. For the Northern Irish punk band: Belfast, Ireland (1977 – present)
The Outcasts were formed in June 1977 in Belfast by the three Cowan brothers, Greg Cowan (vocals / bass), Martin Cowan (guitar/vocals), Colin Cowan (drums) and their friend Colin ‘Getty’ Getgoog (guitar), playing their first gig two months later. ‘You’re A Disease’ / ‘Don’t Want To Be No Adult’ / ‘Frustration’ (It, 1978) is easily the roughest sounding early Outcasts single, ‘You’re A Disease’ stands out as the best track.

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The Tights

The Tights were formed in 1977, and hail from Worcestershire in the UK. The current line up is : Malcolm Orgee - vocals; Rob Banks - Guitar & Vocals; Barry Island - Bass , Keyboards & vocals; Hodge - drums & vocals
They were the first ever band to be signed to the now legendary punk rock label
Cherry Red Records.
Their 2 singles 'Bad Hearts' and 'Howard Hughes' released in 1978 reached
number 4 and 6 respectively in the UK indie charts at the time.

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The Plague

Several bands go by the name The Plague: 1) 1960's garageband from Canada, known for the song 'face of time'. 2) 1970's Art/Rock band from New Zealand: In 1977 Richard von Sturmer returned from England, according to The Mechanics Of Popular Music "charged with the new punk movement that flourished there. He assembled a troupe of 'actors' and they rehearsed a series of theatre/music pieces revolving around his poetry and showmanship. The called themselves The Plague." They used material from Inside Information; songs such as Frank Gill's An Idiot and Private Property.

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King Cannons

Originally a 4-piece, King Cannons formed at the end of 2007 in Auckland City, New Zealand. Percussion and keys came soon after and at the beginning of 2009 after a myriad of obstacles along the way, including a short re-location to London, King Cannons relocated to Melbourne, Australia. Following the whirlwind success of their first single

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Slugs

There are more than one artist with this name.
1) "Slugs was formed in Ribe, Denmark in 2000, and is right now in a long time resting mode. Slugs came to life with a great deal of inspiration from Entombeds `Uprising`album. With members from bands like: Sacrificial-Crocell-Autumn Leaves-The Arcane Order-Submission-Scarve-Koldborn-Bomb Squad-Into Dementia-Decrial. Slugs was always a project band!"
(Taken from the bands Myspace site) Members:
On `sex,slugs and rock´n´roll: John-Vocal. Torsten-Vocal. Tommy-Guitar. Asmus-Guitar. Martin-Drums. Boris-Bas.

Read more about Slugs on Last.fm.

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District

there are multiple artists with the name District: 1: District - minimal dub electronic artist from the UK, tunes here: http://www.myspace.com/district2019 2:District was the final incarnation of emo/rock/post-hardcore/pop punk band Hiding With Girls from Brighton, UK. Released one album titled 'Great Exit Lines' via Golf Records and played only a handful of shows before disbanding entirely. www.myspace.com/hidingwithgirlsband

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Statues

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. statues are a power pop outfit from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. They are comprised of Rob Seaton (vocals, guitar), Jeff Houle (drums, vocals) and Mitch Houle (bass, vocals). You can find more information on their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/statues) or their own website (http://www.statues.ca). 2. Statues is a chaotic hardcore band from Perth, Australia, made up of Mike Dann (vocals), Duncan Wolfe (drums), Scott Kay (guitars) and Matt Templeman (bass).

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Fast Cars

Fast Cars were formed in 1977 by Stuart Murray and his brother Steven at school in Swinton, Manchester. They played Pop-Punk, their original line up was ;Steven Murray vocals (and main songwriter) Hyden Jones on lead, Stuart on Bass and Tony Dyson on drums. After about 6 months Hyden left and Craig Hilton joined them and that is who played on the single "The Kids Just Wanna Dance". They had 2 songs put on "A Manchester Collection" LP Orbit Records.

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London Px

London PX were a punk band formed in 1979 in North London. Cliff Hanger (the singer) was discovered in the George Robey pub in Finsbury Park standing on the pool table singing Angelic Upstarts songs. Some gigs followed and their first single "Orders" was released in the summer of 1981, reaching No.10 in the Melody Maker independent charts. By summer 1982 the band had fragmented as a result of half the band leaving.

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The Avengers

There are three bands and one radio show sharing the name The Avengers: 1) The Avengers were formed in San Francisco, in the first wave of American Punk. Penelope Houston was the lead singer, primary songwriter, and her persona was a large part of the draw for the act. The other band members were James Wilsey (bass), D. Furious (drums), and Greg Ingraham (guitar). Critic Greil Marcus once said The Avengers were, “…San Francisco’s best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world.”

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