Richard O'Brien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK) is a writer and performer. He is best known for writing the musical The Rocky Horror Show and its 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which he played the character of Riff-Raff. The stage show has been in almost continuous production since, and the cinematic version is one of the best known and most ardently followed cult films of all time.
There are two different artists under the name Minamo: An electro-acoustic rock group and a Free Jazz/Classical Duo. 1. In 1999, the electro-acoustic group Minamo was formed by Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga. In 2000, minamo's self-released CD-R "wakka" was reissued by the New York label Quakebasket. This release was selected by Matmos as one of best sounds in 2001 in The Wire magazine.
In 2001 two new members joined, Yuiichiro Iwashita (guitar) and Namiko Sasamoto (sax, organ), to make the band a quartet. In 2002, first CD album ".kgs" has released by the Tokyo label 360 records.
Taking inspiration from the great delta players such as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Son House and Mississippi John Hurt, he combines their raw syncopation with the sounds of Chicago (e.g. Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf) and the modern song writing approach of the likes of Robert Cray welding the whole into a powerful music for the modern day. Equally at home on Acoustic and Electric guitar...
Crackerman is a hard rock band from Spain. Formed in 2002, the band has released two albums, "Way to go" in 2003, and "To the sky" in 2007. This last album is available only as free digital download. The band is formed by the nucleus of Álvaro Lago on vocals, Miguel Peleteiro on guitars and Juan Pechano on bass plus a different set of musicians. Crackerman has been considered by the media as the best unsigned hard rock band from Spain. More information and the link to download the album can be obtained at the official Crackerman Myspace.
There are several artists with the name Dialect. (1) Dialect is a lyricist from Adelaide, South Australia. In 2010 he & DJ/producer Despair released their debut album ‘The Vortex’. (2) Dialect is an electronic based project by Dan Lovegrove from Reading, England. His music consists of melodic harmonies of layered electronica with influences of post rock as well. He has since changed the name of his project to Unstatuesque. This is due to the fact that there is a hip-hop band with the name Dialect (see 4). http://www.myspace.com/unstatuesque
Lee began producing in 1988, after founding his first label, the now extinct Republic Records. After creating a string of acid house tracks as part of the M-D-Emm production team, Lee became one of the first to incorporate disco samples starting with "Together Forever", a cover of a track by disco band Exodus, produced under the name Raven Maize, with some assistance from Blaze. In 1990, he released the first track under the name Joey Negro, which catapulted Lee to underground stardom.
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