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Victim

There are at least seven bands with this name. 1. Victim is a hardcore band out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
They formed in 2002 but their final show was held in 2008. 2. Victim was a punk band formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland that later relocated to Manchester, England in 1979. They disbanded in 1986.
("Victim" is not the same band as "The Victims", which was a punk band from Western Australia active from 1977-79.)

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The Riffs

There are at least three bands called The Riffs - one from the UK and two from the USA. 1) The Riffs from England were formed in 1989 and play ska/reggae music. They signed to Skank and Link records in the 1980s, and had tracks licenced to dozens of compilations around that time. Following a few years off they reformed in 1993 and have since released tracks with Greased Pig Records, Mad Butcher Records and most recently (2008) Moon Ska World.

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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 Killjoys

Multiple bands have used this name: 1. The Killjoys - a UK punk band (1977)
2. - The Killjoys - Australian
3. - The Killjoys - Canadian 1. The Killjoys were a British punk band which formed in 1977. The band released only one single, "Johnny Won't Get to Heaven". Their lead singer, Kevin Rowland, later formed Dexys Midnight Runners 2. Formed by Craig Pilkington and Anna Burley as a pop-folk group, from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, received critical acclaim for their 1990 Album Ruby, include receiving an ARIA award for best independent release.

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Drones

Drones were a punk rock band from Manchester, England. For a period of time, the band were produced and managed by Paul Morley.
Formed in Manchester in 1975, the band started out as a pub rock outfit called Rockslide and released a single called Roller Coaster. When their only single did not have an impact, they reinvented themselves as a punk rock band. They played Deeply Vale Festivals one year as Rockslide and the next year as The Drones. The band developed a local rivalry with the emerging band the Buzzcocks, but failed to match the success of their rivals outside of their home town.

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Lockjaw

There is more than one Lockjaw: 1) Lockjaw was formed in Portland, Oregon around 1980 by Del Murry (guitar), Tony Arcudi (vocals), Eric Couch (bass), and Rob Parker (drums)... the band played clubs like The Met, 13th Precinct, and the Satyricon in the early days. By 1984 drummer Rob Parker was replaced with Jeremy J., and guitarist Garrett Garitano was added to the lineup. By that time Lockjaw was labeled "Portland's most hated band."

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Protex

There are 2 bands with the name Protex:
1) A punk band from Belfast, Ireland, formed in 1978.
2) A punk band from Cluj, Romania, formed in 1993. 1) In 1977, four schoolfriends formed the Incredibly Boring Band and did a few gigs playing covers of Thin Lizzy and Dr Feelgood songs. However, they were soon smitten by the punk bug and decided that they wanted to play energic pop like the Buzzcocks and the Ramones.

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The Cute Lepers

As copied and pasted from www.myspace.com/thecutelepers The Cute Lepers are a six/seven piece band from Seattle, WA equally influenced by first wave punk, mod-revival, power pop, and a soft spot in our hearts for Johnny Thunders... oh yeah, with occasional hints of doo-wop, early 60's rock'n'roll and a load of female back-up vocals. After a couple sold out singles and lengthy tours of the United States and Europe, in the summer of 2008 our debut album "Can't Stand Modern Music" was released on Damaged Goods in the U.

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The Vibrators

The Vibrators were one of the original London Punk Bands formed in the wake of the emergence of the Sex Pistols in 1976. The original band line up consisted of vocalist/guitarist Ian Knox , bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis and drummer Eddie. Their 1st single We Vibrate was released in 1976 and was one of the first punk singles released on RAK. Their first album - which is something of a classic - was released in 1977, titled "Pure Mania"

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