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10,000 Maniacs - 79% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band originally comprised enigmatic vocalist Natalie Merchant (26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA), backed by Robert Buck (b. 1958, Jamestown, New York, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar), John Lombardo (b. 30 September 1952; guitar), Dennis Drew (b. 8 August 1957; keyboards) and Steven Gustafson (b. 10 April 1957; bass). Merchant Read more

Dramarama - 79% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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The 80s were littered with US alt rock bands that paved the way for the genre’s big commercial breakthrough in the early 90s, but never seem to receive proper credit. Top in this category would be the Replacements, the Pixies, and Hüsker Dü, as well as several lesser-known outfits, such as the pop art-inspired Dramarama. Comprising John Easdale (vocals), Mark Eng Read more

Cracker - 76% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A rowdy update of the 70s Californian folk rock fraternity, Cracker are fronted by Redlands natives David Lowery (10 October 1960, San Antonio, USA; formerly the founder of skewed rock architects Camper Van Beethoven) and fellow guitarist Johnny Hickman. Vocalist Lowery had been recording offbeat pop songs from the age of 16, issuing a number of tapes before joining covers b Read more

Midnight Oil - 76% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1971, and then known as Farm, this strident band pioneered its own course in Australian rock without relying on the established network of agencies and record companies. The original nucleus of Farm comprised Andrew James (Australia; bass), Rob Hirst (b. Camden, New South Wales, Australia; drums/vocals) and Jim Moginie (b. Aus Read more

Luscious Jackson - 69% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The New York, USA-based band Luscious Jackson enjoyed almost universal press acclaim in the 90s with their spacious, bass-driven hip-hop/rock crossover. Their sound sampled New York life first-hand, with breakbeats married to traffic noise and overheard conversation, coupled with a slouching bass and guitar that managed to effect a Brooklyn drawl of its own. They were actually Read more

Belly - 64% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, Belly was the brainchild of the mercurial Tanya Donelly (14 July 1966, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; vocals/guitar). Donelly, along with half-sister Kristin Hersh, was a founding member of Throwing Muses. She was able to write the occasional song within that band, but inevitably felt constrained; when Hersh took time out to start a family, Read more

Jesus Jones - 63% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Blending the driving force of punk guitar with liberal use of samples and dance music rhythms, this UK act made an audacious debut with the 1989 single ‘Info Freako’. The song was voted into the Top 10 year-end charts of all the UK music papers. Singer and songwriter Mike Edwards (22 June 1964, City of London, England) was joined in the line-up by Gen (b. Simon Mat Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 61% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more

Cowboy Junkies - 58% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Toronto, Canada-based musicians Michael Timmins (21 April 1959, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; guitar) and Alan Anton (b. Alan Alizojvodic, 22 June 1959, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; bass) formed a band called Hunger Project in 1979. It was not successful and, now basing themselves in the UK, they formed the experimental instrumental outfit, Germinal. Returning to Toronto, they join Read more

Love and Rockets - 57% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thisavant garde UK rock band was formed at Christmas 1985 from the ashes of Bauhaus. When David Jay aka David J (David Jay Haskins, 24 April 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) had finished working with the Jazz Butcher on the A Scandal In Bohemia and Sex And Travel albums, he linked up once more with old colleague Daniel Ash (b. 31 July 1957, Northampton, Northamp Read more

The Church - 57% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canberra, Australia, in 1980, the Church, led by Steve Kilbey (13 September 1954, England; bass/vocals), who emigrated with his family at an early age, originally comprised Peter Koppes (b. 21 November 1955, Australia; guitar/vocals), Marty Willson-Piper (b. 7 May 1958, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals) and Nick Ward (drums). Richard Ploog (b. 22 March 1962, Austr Read more

The Smithereens - 57% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

Better Than Ezra - 56% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This unusually named US alternative rock band was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1988, by university students Kevin Griffin (1 October 1968, USA; vocals/guitar), Joel Rundell (b. USA, d. 8 August 1990, USA; guitar), Cary Bonnecaze (drums) and Tom Drummond (b. 30 June 1969; bass). They made their debut a year later with a cassette-only release, Surprise, which featured Read more

Throwing Muses - 56% match to Concrete Blonde

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

Liz Phair - 55% match to Concrete Blonde

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1967, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Phair was brought up in a wealthy suburb of Chicago, Illinois, by her adoptive father (a physician) and mother (an art teacher). It was a perfectly happy childhood, during which she befriended the actress Julia Roberts (a friendship later recounted in the song ‘Chopsticks’). Her first love was art, but at Oberlin College Read more


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