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Killdozer - 93% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Killdozer were formed in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the music of the area was regularly celebrated in their primal country blues. The original line-up featured Michael Gerald (bass, vocals), plus the brothers Dan (guitar) and Bill Hobson (drums). From their formation, the trio released a steady stream of albums that often highlighted their distaste at what they saw as the soc Read more

Girls Against Boys - 62% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Evocative US alternative rock band Girls Against Boys formed originally in Washington, DC, in 1990, but soon relocated to New York. A quartet of Scott McCloud (vocals/guitar), Alexis Fleisig (drums), Eli Janney (bass/keyboards) and Johnny Temple (bass), had all formerly been part of Dischord Records recording artists Soul Side (Janney was that unit’s sound engineer). Havin Read more

The Jesus Lizard - 57% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1989, the Jesus Lizard originally comprised David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals), David William Sims (bass) - both formerly of the Austin, Texas act Scratch Acid - and Duane Denison (guitar), with the help of a drum machine. Pure, their abbreviated debut, maintained the uncompromising style of their former incarnation with its ponderous basslin Read more

Firehose - 52% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This propulsive US hardcore trio (usually titled fIREHOSE) was formed by two ex-members of the Minutemen, Mike Watt (20 March 1957, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; vocals/bass) and George Hurley (drums), following the death of the latter band’s founding guitarist, D. Boon, in 1985. Ed Crawford aka eD fROMOHIO, completed the new venture’s line-up, which made its debut in Read more

The Breeders - 51% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Restless with her subordinate role in Boston, USA guitar band Pixies, bass player Kim Deal (Kimberly Ann Deal, 10 June 1961, Dayton, Ohio, USA; guitar, vocals, synthesizers) forged this spin-off project with Throwing Muses guitarist Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA). The name Breeders, a derogatory term used by homosexuals to describe heterosexuals, Read more

The Fall - 48% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1977, the Fall is the brainchild of the mercurial Mark E. Smith (Mark Edward Smith, 5 March 1957, Salford, Lancashire, England). Over the years, Smith has ruthlessly utilised a battalion of musicians while taking the band on a personal odyssey defined by his wayward musical and lyrical excursions. His truculent press proclamations, by turns Read more

Alice Donut - 47% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Camper Van Beethoven - 47% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A band for whom the term ‘alternative’ might first have been coined; in fact, principal songwriter David Lowery suggests that is exactly the case: ‘(We) were arguably the prototypical alternative band. I remember first seeing that word applied to us. The nearest I could figure is that we seemed like a punk band, but we were playing pop music, so they made up the Read more

Throwing Muses - 46% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, by Kristin Hersh (7 August 1966, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar), Tanya Donelly (b. 14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar), Elaine Adamedes (bass) and David Narcizo (drums), Throwing Muses added an entirely new perspective to the pop model of the late 80s. The band was formed by step-sisters (who had previously Read more

Dead Confederate - 45% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sonic Youth - 45% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A product of New York’s experimental ‘no-wave’ scene, Sonic Youth first recorded under the auspices of avant garde guitarist Glenn Branca. Thurston Moore (25 July 1958, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (b. 3 February 1956, Glen Cove, New York, USA; guitar) performed together on Branca’s Symphony No. 1. With the addition of Kim Gordon (b Read more

The Detroit Cobras - 45% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Best known for Motown Records and its car manufacturing companies, Detroit, Michigan, USA is also famous for pumping out a vast legion of garage rock outfits over the years. While the Detroit Cobras posses a certain familiarity to their garage rock godfathers, the band’s cover versions of old time rock ‘n’ roll and R&B songs sets them apart. The idea for the Read more

Mission of Burma - 43% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Once cited as ‘the ultimate collision of punk and pop’, this Boston, Massachusetts, USA-based band was compared by other commentators to the UK’s art terrorists Wire. Certainly, they invoked a similar level of rapture among US critics and, much like Wire, self-consciously avoided the glare of the mainstream. The original line-up of Clint Conley (bass/vocals), Pet Read more

Superchunk - 43% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Superchunk, formed in North Carolina, USA, are an energetic, prolific pop punk band who faced first acclaim and then derision as a reaction to the number of Hüsker Dü -influenced outfits of that time. Laura Ballance (22 February 1968; bass), Jim Wilbur (b. 22 December 1966, New London, Connecticut, USA; guitar), Jon Wurster (b. 31 October 1966; drums) and Ralph  Read more

Soul Coughing - 42% match to Boss Hog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, this experimental US rock band comprised M. Doughty aka Mike Doughty (10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA; guitar/vocals), composer Mark De Gli Antoni (b. 20 June 1962, San Francisco, California, USA; keyboards/samples), Sebastian Steinberg (b. 20 February 1959, New York City, New York, USA; double bass) and Yuval Gabay (b. Israel; drums). Their o Read more


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