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The Blue Orchids

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The Blue Orchids were formed in 1979 in Manchester, England by Martin Bramah and Una Baines, both formerly of The Fall. They were joined by Rick Goldstraw, guitar, Steve Toyne on bass and Joe Kin on drums. With this line up, they recorded the singles "The Flood" and "Work" for rough trade records.
The group underwent a series of personnel changes before the release of their album "The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain" (1981), which faetured Bramah, Baines (keyboards), Goldstraw (now on bass) and Toby Toman on drums. This line up also released an ep, "Agents of Change" in 1982.

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Beatnik Filmstars

Bristol, England's Beatnik Filmstars debuted on the indie rock landscape with the Maharishi album on Big Sky Records in 1991. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Jarrett, the band was instantly compared to some of the United States' brightest indie rockers. After releasing a series of EPs, they returned to full-length form with 1993's Laid Back & English CD on Land Speed Records. 1994 saw the release of Astronaut House on La Di Da Records, and in 1995, California's Slumberland Records joined with Mobstar Records to produce the Beezer album.

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Stupids

Formed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England in 1982 by Tom Withers (now releasing records under the pseudonym of Klute), Stupids (note absence of 'The') were a band who adopted the sound and look of the Hardcore movement, which had exploded in the USA in the late 70's/early 80's. Whilst punk bands in the UK at that time still favoured the Doc Martens, studded belts and mohicans look, Stupids adopted Hardcore's more middle-class argot of sneakers, shorts and baseball hats - the look that had mutated from skateboarders into the uniform of the American Hardcore fan.

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Backwater

There are at least 3 bands with the name Backwater: (1) Backwater (Germany) Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 who released two full-length albums: "Revelation" (1984) and "Final Strike" (1986). Changed name to Tai Pan, releasing "Slow Death" (1995), and then changed their name again to X-Ray, under which they released "Dehumanized" (1996).
discography and reviews: metal archives Line-up:
Miguel Di Muzio - Bass
Thomas Guschelbauer - Guitars (1981-1993, 2008-present), Vocals (1981-1988)
Achim Schmietow - Vocals, Bass (1981-1987), Guitars (2008-present)

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Pete Wylie

Pete Wylie (born 22 March 1958, Liverpool) is an English singer/songwriter, best known as the leader of the group variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, The 5,000 Names of Wah! or even The Mighty Wah!. Active from 1979, they garnered critical acclaim for the single Better Scream and the album Nah Poo! The Art Of Bluff. Their biggest hit single was The Story Of The Blues, which was released in late 1982, and ultimately reached Number 3 in the UK singles chart.

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Grandmaster Gareth

My name is Grandmaster Gareth. I write minute melodies. I also sing and write in Misty's Big Adventure. I have made two solo albums. 'An Introduction to Minute Melodies' in 2003 and 'The Party Sounds of Grandmaster Gareth' in 2006. I like custard, He Man and currently Rice Krispies. I also like monkeys, stone circles and space. I don't understand why people spend money on ringtones. I took early retirement at 21. I wish Wombles were real. I would break my leg for money. I wish there was no money to be made out of music so all the people who make music to make money would give up.

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Helen Love

Helen Love are an band from whose music is a combination of and . They were formed by the eponymous Helen Love who claims only to listen to the music of the Ramones, from which she draws inspiration for the band's music. Their music has been covered by the likes of Ash and Tullycraft. Current members are Helen, Sheena and Beth. Past members: Gary Strickland (guitar, 1997).

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Yeah Yeah Noh

Yeah Yeah Noh were a group formed in Leicester, England in 1984. They released two albums and five singles while still together, and have had two compilation albums issued since they split in 1986. The group reformed in 2011, an announcement appearing on the Cherry Red Records website: "STOP PRESS: Yeah Yeah Noh are back together and are playing live as of summer 2012, on the lookout for 'interesting gigs in fields; gardens with expansive lawns considered'."

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