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The Real Kids - 100% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US quartet, originally from Boston, gained recognition amid the punk rock explosion in New York during the late 70s. Formed by vocalist/guitarist and part-time Modern Lover John Felice in 1975, they predated the punk movement, but jumped on the bandwagon as soon as it started to roll. With bass player Allen ‘Alpo’ Paulino (1956, USA, d. 7 February 2006, Falmou Read more

The Dictators - 70% match to Flamin' Groovies

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

The Boys - 68% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Radio Birdman - 66% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly rated Australian band was formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1974. Its Detroit/ MC5 guitar-based sound was propelled by two American medical students, Deniz Tek (Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Phillip ‘Pip’ Hoyle (guitar/keyboards), plus Rob Younger (vocals), Warwick Gilbert (guitar), Ron Keeley (drums), Carl Rourke (bass) and, joining later, Ch Read more

The Saints - 61% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Brisbane, Australia, in 1975, the Saints was the first Australian punk band to be recognized as being relevant by the UK media. The band originally comprised Chris Bailey (vocals/guitar), Kym Bradshaw (bass), Ed Kuepper (Edmund Kuepper, b. Germany; guitar) and Ivor Hay (drums). They were plucked from obscurity via their single ‘(I’m) Stranded’ being Read more

Shoes - 60% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Records - 60% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Will Birch (Essex, England) started out on his drumming career in the 60s with local Southend band the Geezenstacks. He then moved on to the Tradewinds who performed two songs and appeared in a BBC television documentary about young people screened in June 1965. Next up came a stint in the Flowerpots with Wilko Johnson, before he played with Surly Bird, Glory, Cow Pie, the H Read more

The Chesterfield Kings - 59% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Rochester, New York, in 1979, this long-serving US band has based its repertoire almost exclusively on 60s garage rock. Founded by Greg Prevost (vocals), Andy Babiuk (bass), Orest Guran (organ), Richard Cona (guitar) and Doug Meech (drums), the Chesterfield Kings played New York’s Peppermint Lounge before releasing two albums that were instrumental in kickstartin Read more

The Raspberries - 59% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970, this popular US band evolved from several aspiring Ohio, USA-based bands. The original line-up included two former members of Cyrus Erie, Eric Carmen (11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Marty Murphy (guitar), as well as ex-Choir drummer Jim Bonfanti (b. 17 December 1948, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA). Murphy was quickly replaced Read more

The Fleshtones - 58% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 in the Queens district of New York City, the Fleshtones were first heard on British shores as part of a ‘package’ tour in 1980 with the dB’s, the Raybeats and the Bush Tetras. Each band was different, drawing energy from punk but ideas from a myriad of other musical forms. In the Fleshtones’ case, Keith Streng (guitar), Peter Zaremba (vocals/k Read more

Alex Chilton - 57% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Chilton began singing and playing guitar while still at school and absorbed the raw-edged cry of local soul singers. His first work experience was with Ronnie And The DeVilles, singing Stax-styled R&B. Teamed with multi-instrumentalist Bill Cunningham (whose older brother was in the Hombres and wrote & Read more

The Plimsouls - 57% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of a group of bands from Los Angeles, California, USA, playing power pop in the mid-80s, the Plimsouls comprised Peter Case (5 April 1954, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Nerves), plus Lou Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Munoz (lead guitar). Formed in 1979, they originally worked as Tone Dogs before changing names and earning a strong local live reputation. This culm Read more

The Pretty Things - 57% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the UK’s seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; v Read more

The Soft Boys - 56% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Syd Barrett gave up music for art, another Cambridge musician emerged to take on his mantle. Robyn Hitchcock (3 March 1953, London, England) started out as a solo performer and busker before becoming a member of B.B. Blackberry And The Swelterettes, then the Chosen Few, the Worst Fears, and Maureen And The Meatpackers. It was with the last-named that Hitchcock first rec Read more

Eddie & The Hot Rods - 55% match to Flamin' Groovies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1975, this quintet from Southend, Essex, England, originally comprised Barrie Masters (vocals), Lew Lewis (harmonica), Paul Gray (bass), Dave Higgs (guitar), Steve Nicol (drums) plus ‘Eddie’, a short-lived dummy that Masters pummelled on stage. After one classic single, ‘Writing On The Wall’, Lewis left, though he appeared on the high-energy ‘ Read more


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