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Rocket From The Tombs - 100% 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

The Dead C - 76% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Jazz
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

Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - 70% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The 17-year-old Lydia Lunch (Lydia Koch, 1959, Rochester, New York, USA) formed Teenage Jesus And The Jerks in the UK during 1976 to channel her feelings of contempt towards a complacent music industry, but almost immediately clashed with founder members James Chance (aka James White) and Reck, both of whom left before any recordings were completed. Chance later formed the C Read more

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Chrome - 63% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1976, Chrome were one of the earliest and most influential American new wave/punk/industrial bands. Their first recording line-up featured John L. Cyborg (John Lambdin; vocals, guitar, bass), Gary Spain (vocals, guitar, bass), Mike Low (guitar, synthesizer, bass) and Damon Edge (guitar, synthesizer, drums). Only Cyborg had any pre Read more

Half Japanese - 60% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed by brothers David Fair (drums) and Jad Fair (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; vocals, guitar) in Chicago, Illinois, USA in the mid-70s, this eccentric band has undergone numerous personnel changes since its inception. Despite an erratic history, the unit remains an important outlet for the considerable but anachronistic talents of Jad Fair, who has also pursued a musically i Read more

The Red Krayola - 58% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Despite several contrasting line-ups, Red Crayola (also spelt Red Krayola) remains the vision of Mayo Thompson. He formed the Houston, Texas-based group in July 1966 with drummer Rick Barthelme, although several other individuals, including future country star Guy Clark, were temporary members until Steve Cunningham (bass) joined two months later. The group’s set initially Read more

Royal Trux - 57% 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

Sun City Girls - 53% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, this wildly eclectic and disorientating underground trio evolved from a local band named Paris 1984 (who also featured Maureen Tucker of the Velvet Underground). Sun City Girls was officially formed in 1982 by brothers Alan Bishop and Richard Bishop and percussionist Charles Gocher (1953, USA, d. 19 February 2007, Seattle, USA). Their Read more

Flipper - 49% 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

Saccharine Trust - 49% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dicks - 48% match to Destroy All Monsters

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Free Kitten - 48% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Founded in New York by Sonic Youth bass player Kim Gordon and former Pussy Galore guitarist Julie Cafritz, Free Kitten announced their arrival with a series of singles, including a version of X-Ray Spex’s ‘Oh Bondage, Up Yours’. These were later collected on Free Kitten. The duo’s brand of angry, ‘post-punk’ music was more forcibly unveiled on Call Read more

Scratch Acid - 41% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA, in 1982, Scratch Acid originally comprised Steve Anderson (vocals), David William Sims (guitar), Brett Bradford (guitar), David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; bass) and Rey Washam (drums), although Anderson was quickly ousted. The reshaped quartet made their live debut as an instrumental act, supporting the Butthole Surfers, followi Read more

Alternative TV - 38% match to Destroy All Monsters

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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 - 38% 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


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