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The Dead C - 86% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from New Zealand, the Dead C has been led since their formation by guitarist Bruce Russell. While studying at Dunedin University, during the late 70s and early 80s, Russell became intrigued by the New Zealand experimental post-punk band, the Clean, which perked up his interest in starting his own band. After spending some time in the middle of the decade as a reside Read more

Rocket From The Tombs - 81% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Rocket From The Tombs were formed in June 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Although only active for a year, they played an integral part in the birth of punk music in the USA. The original line-up featured instigator David Thomas aka Crocus Behemoth (1953, Miami, Florida, USA, vocals), Charlie Weiner (guitar), Glen ‘Thunderhand’ Hach (guitar) and Tom Foolery (b. Tom C Read more

Flipper - 69% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco hardcore band Flipper formed in 1979 with original members Will Shatter (d. 1987; bass, vocals), Steve DePace (drums), both former members of Negative Trend, Bruce Lose (bass, vocals) and Ted Falconi (guitar), also of Negative Trend, on drums. Following the single ‘Love Canal’/‘Ha Ha’, on Subterranean Records, the group released its debut and b Read more

Iggy & The Stooges - 60% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock
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The Stooges - 60% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors, with the MC5, of classic, high-energy American rock, the Stooges’ influence on successive generations is considerable. They were led by the enigmatic James Jewel Osterberg aka Iggy Stooge and Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterberg, 21 April 1947, Muskegon, Michigan, USA) who assumed his unusual sobriquet in deference to the Iguanas, a high-school band in which he d Read more

Royal Trux - 56% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The drug-addled, chemically-fuelled dirty rock habits of Neil Hagerty (USA; vocals/guitar) and Jennifer Herrema (b. 1972, USA; vocals/sundry instruments) did much to brighten up the US alternative rock scene during Royal Trux’s prolonged existence. Royal Trux was formed in 1985 while Hagerty was still playing guitar in Pussy Galore. He was responsible for the latter Read more

Alternative TV - 54% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1977, Alternative TV (aka ATV) was the brainchild of Mark Perry (London, England), the editor of Britain’s seminal punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue. The original line-up featured Perry (vocals), Alex Ferguson (b. 16 December 1952, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Micky Smith (bass) and John Towe (drums, ex-Generation X), but this unstable band later underwent sever Read more

The Dictators - 54% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1973 in New York City, USA, the Dictators predated by two years the punk rock of bands such as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, yet they exhibited many of that genre’s hallmarks from their inception. Purveying loud, three-chord rock without long solos, and drawing their lyrical inspiration and visual images from such disparate facets of popular culture as fast fo Read more

Big Black - 52% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Initially based in Evanstown, Illinois, USA, Big Black made its recording debut in 1983 with the six-track EP Lungs. Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA), the band underwent several changes before completing Bulldozer the following year. A more settled line-up was formed around Albini, Santiago Durango (guitar) and Dave Riley Read more

MC5 - 52% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and originally known as the Motor City Five, the band was sundered the following year when its rhythm section of Pat Burrows (bass) and Bob Gaspar (drums) left in protest over a new song, ‘Back To Comm’. Michael Davis (bass) and Dennis Thompson (drums) joined founder members Rob Tyner (Robert Derminer, 12 December 1944, Det Read more

Modern Lovers - 47% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Modern Lovers revolved around the talents of uncompromising singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman (16 May 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA). The band, which included Jerry Harrison (b. Jeremiah Griffin Harrison, 21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; guitar - later of Talking Heads), Ernie Brooks (bass) and future Cars drummer Dav Read more

The Fugs - 44% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1964 in the USA, the Fugs combined the bohemian poetry of New York’s Lower East Side with an engaging musical naïvety and the shock tactic of outrage. Writers Ed Sanders (17 August 1939, Kansas City, Missouri, USA), Tuli Kupferberg (b. 28 September 1922, USA, although other dates have been claimed) and Ken Weaver made their recording debut on the Folkways Read more

Butthole Surfers - 40% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is difficult to be indifferent about the Butthole Surfers; it’s a simple love or loathe. Tagged as the sickest band in the world, they thrive on their own antics, which include simulated sex, urinating and masturbation on stage. This tends to mask their musical ability and commercial potential.Formerly known as the Ashtray Baby Heads, this maveri Read more

New York Dolls - 37% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most influential rock bands of the last 40 years, the New York Dolls predated the punk and sleaze metal movements that followed and offered a crash course in rebellion with style. Formed by a group of friends from New York’s rough Bowery district, the New York Dolls’ origins can be traced to the band Actress which featured Johnny Thunders (John Anthony G Read more

Johnny Thunders - 36% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Anthony Genzale Jnr., 15 July 1952, New York City, New York, USA, d. 23 April 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Johnny Thunders first gained recognition as a member of the New York Dolls, an aggregation that built a reputation for its hard R&B-influenced rock sound and glam/punk appearance in the early 70s. First calling himself Johnny Volume, the guitarist joined Read more


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