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Clean George IV

"an orgy of bombastic riffs and gonzo sloganeering" Q magazine
"wonky narco-pop from excellently named band" Kerrang
"absurd glam" NME
"an album that teems with caustic epigrams and gems of insight" The Quietus
"an emergent force to be reckoned with" The Stool Pigeon
"improbably thrilling"
"bulging with ideas and slapping genres with glee, stupidly fun and subtley intelligent" The Skinny

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Intensive Care

This entry is for two distinct bands, both called INTENSIVE CARE. (1) For the Montreal Rock band, click here (2) A UK82\Oi! band from london.
Albums :
Rebels, Rockets and Rubbermen (1987)
The Oi collection
North London's Finest
Oi! The rarities
A Country Fit For Heroes vol.2 (3) A punk rock band from London formed in 1993.

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Johnny Warman

Born in London, England. Best known for his 1981 hit "Screaming Jets" (from album "Walking into Mirrors") which featured Peter Gabriel singing backup vocals. Warman plays simple straight ahead rock influenced by punk but with the use of sound effects and occasional synths. Played with the band Bearded Lady, then signed to Ringo Starr's Ring-O label released a solo album in Germany. After "Screaming Jets" went to number 1 in Australia, he released a second album...

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Mr Black

Solo Grungegaze cum Dark Psychedelicore cum Doom Folk cum Symphonic Noisewave cum Space Pop cum Gothic Soul cum Crust Pop cum Math Funk cum Acid Metal cum Sludgetherealindustrial cum Powerpopviolence cum Southern Postcore project of Mr Black conceived around 2001 as a solo project of Mr Black but not started until sometime in the 90's. Mr Black split up in 2010 following the death of Mr Black leaving behind a wide and well-received catalogue of absolutely no albums whatsoever.

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The Weeknd

The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House of Balloons. In August of 2011, he dropped his second mixtape, Thursday. His third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, was released on December 21 2011. The Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretches it out, building a whole worldview from it. He has sampled artists such as Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

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Mike Hugg

Mike Hugg (born Michael John Hugg, 11 August 1942, Gosport, Hampshire) is a professional musician (drums, vocals, keyboards and songwriter) and a founding member of the 1960s group Manfred Mann. Though not from a musical family, his parents condoned his jazz drumming so long as he kept up his piano lessons, and Hugg set his sights on a life in music, under the spell of Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk.

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