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humousexual

Humousexual is Boitel (one of the ´r´s in irrk, guitar, vocals, plays in isso*keh too, one of organisers of queeruption london, from Göttingen Germany) and Victor (vocals, drums, organiser of homocrime, queeruption London, from Northumberland, UK but lives in London). Humousexual plays pretty indie pop. they have quiet songs with handclaps and whistling that range in topic from the innocuous to political.

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Donkey

There is more than one artist with this name. 1. A swing-influenced band formed in Athens, GA that released two albums, Slick Night Out and Ten Cent Freaks.
2. An avant-garde band that released albums Show, Big Sur and Stone.
3. A Canadian based rock band that release the albums Legwork, Heavy Light Ears, and Kickback.
4. Tracks by the character Donkey from the movie Shrek.

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The Brilliant Corners

At long last a band is being recognised for the influence it has had without the commercial acclaim that some of their songs deserved.
This seminal Bristol band consisted of a nucleus of Chris Galvin (bass) and David Woodward (vocals and guitars) with Bob Morris (drums) plus various others during their ten years of existence.
Through various styles they created a unique Bristol slant on the 80's which was never deemed glamorous by the press or music gliterrati in general. Some may say that the Bristol scene was insular but it was really about being yourself and getting on with things.

Read more about The Brilliant Corners on Last.fm.

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Niney The Observer

Born in 1951, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Winston "Niney" Holness, or "Niney the Observer," was one of the premiere Jamaican producers of the 1970s. Under the tutelage of producer Bunny Lee, and later Lee "Scratch" Perry, Niney crafted what would become his signature "Observer" sound. His studio band, The Observers, furnished a raw, yet robust sound that often featured plucky guitar riffs. He shaped the reggae soundscape of the 70s working with artists like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Max Romeo, the Heptones, the Mighty Diamonds, and Tommy McCook (to name a few).

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The June Brides

The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and -era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...

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I, Ludicrous

I, Ludicrous is a two piece popular music ensemble formed in london in 1985 by John Procter (b. 1957) and David Rippingale ("Will Hung") (b. 1956). The band sprang to notoriety at the end of 1987 when their debut flexi release ('Preposterous Tales') reached Number 11 in John Peel's Festive Fifty. I, Ludicrous are still producing music today and play occasional live dates, primarily in London. I, Ludicrous at MusicBrainz.

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Misty in Roots

Misty in Roots began life as a Southall based British roots reggae band in the early 1970s. Their first album was Live at the Counter Eurovision, a record full of Biblical Rastafarian songs. This powerful, atmospheric live album is a minor classic and was championed by radio DJ John Peel, helping to bring roots reggae to a white audience. At this early stage the band was a collective with five lead singers and various musicians, though by the time of the second album the band, which continues today, had slimmed down to just three members.

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The Janitors

There are several bands called "The Janitors" 1)The Janitors were an alternative rock/Noise rock band from Sunderland & Newcastle, formed in 1984. They were led by singer Andrew Denton, who was backed by Craig Hope (guitar, keyboards), Simon Warnes (bass guitar), and Tim Stirland (drums). Described as "a mixture of Membranes meeting Captain Beefheart, they signed to Marc Riley's In-Tape label, releasing their debut single, "Chicken Stew" in July 1985.

Read more about The Janitors on Last.fm.

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