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Men Without Hats

Men Without Hats is a Canadian alternative / Synthpop group from Montreal, Quebec, Canada formed in 1977 who were popular in the 80s. They were characterized by the deep, expressive vocals of their lead singer Ivan and their elaborate use of synthesizers and electronic processing. Men Without Hats were always, at the core, Ivan Doroschuk (also released solo as Ivan) and his brother Stefan Doroschuk, with various other members, including a third brother, Colin Doroschuk, as well as Jeremy Arrobas, tracy howe, Roman Martyn and Allan McCarthy.

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Niagara

There are six artists using this name
1. A German jazz/funk-percussion group active in the early 70's
2. A French duo active from the early 80's until the early 90's
3. A Ukrainian group
4. A Spanish hard rock band
5. The lead singer for defunct 70's experimental band Destroy All Monsters
6. An Italian progressive rock band (1.) The German jazz/funk-percussion group, Niagara, existing between 1971-1973.

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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian , musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US.

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fake death

There are more than one band called Fake Death. One Fake Death consists of Dexter Bush and Robert Malinowski, two 19 year olds from North London. They use old, and often stolen equipment to make electronic pop music. For special live performances they appear in drag. http://www.myspace.com/fakedeathmusic The other is a band formed in Leeds, UK. The line up consists of members of Pulled Apart By Horses and Dinosaur Pile-Up. - http://www.myspace.com/fakedeathleeds

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Patrol

1. Patrol are from LEVEN which is in East Fife - Scotland, UK featuring Paddy - vocals - Jock - drums - Ronnie - Guitar Stewarty - bass. Patrol released 2 demos in 1981 and 1982. The first being called "Unknown Soldiers" and the second being "Another Fiasco". In 1983 No Future Records (home to Blitz and The Partisans amongst many others) released the Tracks Nurse Nurse and Unknown Soldiers on their "Country Fit For Heroes Vol 2 compilation LP Oi 23. Other bands on that comp were ABH, On Parole, Intensive Care, Impact, Mania, Government Lies, Criminal Damage and Cadaverous Clan.

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Culture Club

Culture Club was a popular 1980s pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. The other members of the band were Roy Hay on guitars and keyboards, Mikey Craig playing bass and Jon Moss (ex Damned, London, Adam and the Ants) on drums. Their first album, 1982's Kissing to Be Clever, became a major international hit, spawning the hit singles "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (which went 'all the way' in the BBC-Charts in late 1982), "Time (Clock of the Heart)", and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya".

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The Black Sea

The Black Sea was formed from the ashes of Frodus in 2002 when Frodus's Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher decided to continue playing together. At the time they recruited Fugazi bassist Joe Lally to play bass. At the time they weren't sure on if the musical endeavor would go beyond just playing music. In February 2002, Hamacher left for a 3 month excursion to Eastern Europe and Turkey after recording drum tracks for the pair.

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