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Captain Beefheart - 51% match to The Residents

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - 51% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tuxedomoon - 48% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cult American expatriates who, while popular in Europe, remain largely ignored both in the USA and the UK. Formed at San Francisco City College in 1977 by multi-instrumentalists Steven Brown and Blaine L. Reininger, the original line-up of the band included vocalists Gregory Cruikshank and Victoria Lowe, guitarist Michael Belfer and drummer Paul Zahl, plus vocalist/performance Read more

Sun City Girls - 38% match to The Residents

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

Pere Ubu - 36% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1975, and taking their name from Alfred Jarry’s play, Pere Ubu evolved from several of the region’s experimental bands, including Rocket From The Tombs and Foggy And The Shrimps. Their initial line-up, comprising David Thomas (1953, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Peter Laughner (b. Peter Ravenscroft Laughner, 22 August 1952, Clevela Read more

Secret Chiefs 3 - 33% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Red Crayola - 33% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Red Krayola - 33% match to The Residents

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

Frank Zappa - 29% match to The Residents

Genres: Big Band & Swing Comedy Instrumental Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA. Zappa’s parents were second-generation Sicilian Greeks; his father played ‘strolling crooner’ guitar. At the age of 12 Frank, who had relocated to California with his family, became interested in drums, learning orchestral percussion at summer sch Read more

Mr. Bungle - 28% match to The Residents

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in 1985 in Eureka, California, USA, this bizarre punk/metal/jazz amalgam was Mike Patton’s (Michael Allan Patton, 27 January 1968, Eureka, California, USA) first band prior to joining Faith No More, and the success of the latter’s 1989 album The Real Thing helped Patton to secure a recording contract for his previous project. Patton originally formed Mr. Bun Read more

The Mothers Of Invention - 28% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This celebrated band was formed in 1964 when guitarist Frank Zappa (Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA) replaced Ray Hunt in the Soul Giants, a struggling R&B-based bar band. Ray Collins (b. 19 November 1937, USA; vocals), Dave Coronado (saxophone), Roy Estrada (b. 17 April 1943, Santa Ana, Ca Read more

The Mothers of Invention - 28% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This celebrated band was formed in 1964 when guitarist Frank Zappa (Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA) replaced Ray Hunt in the Soul Giants, a struggling R&B-based bar band. Ray Collins (b. 19 November 1937, USA; vocals), Dave Coronado (saxophone), Roy Estrada (b. 17 April 1943, Santa Ana, Ca Read more

Ween - 28% match to The Residents

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This prolific duo from New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA, are as out of step with everything that surrounds them as a modern rock band could ever hope to be. They have their own religion, led by demon god Boognish, and delight in lyrical and musical mischief-making. The core of the band is Gene (Aaron Freeman, 17 March 1970, New Hope, Pennsylania, USA) and Dean Ween (b. Micky Melc Read more

Can - 25% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cologne, Germany and originally known as Inner Space, this innovative and influential experimental unit was founded by two students of modern classical music, Irmin Schmidt (29 May 1937, Berlin, Germany; keyboards) and Holger Czukay (b. 24 March 1938, Danzig, Germany; bass). They embraced certain elements of rock ‘n’ roll with the addition of Michael Karo Read more

Einst├╝rzende Neubauten - 24% match to The Residents

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed out of the Berlin arts conglomerate Die Geniale Dilletanten, Einstürzende Neubauten (inspired by the collapse of the Kongresshalle) made their live debut on April 1 1980 at the Moon. The line-up comprised Blixa Bargeld (Christian Emmerich, 12 January 1959, Berlin, Germany), N.U. Unruh (b. Andrew Chudy, 9 June 1957, New York, USA), Beate Bartel and Gudrun Gut, the Read more


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