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Nurse with Wound - 32% match to The Residents

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The late 70s saw the emergence of several UK bands that would influence a legion of industrial bands a decade later, acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and countless lesser-known ones, including London’s Nurse With Wound. Like the aforementioned acts, Nurse With Wound contained elements of what would one day be dubbed industrial music, but they also incorpor Read more

Negativland - 29% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Negativland, a group of self-professed musical/cultural terrorists, enjoyed fleeting but disabling celebrity in 1991 when they became embroiled in a legal tussle with U2 and US television presenter, Casey Kasem. Their U2 EP featured a parody of that band’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, and came in packaging that the band’s agents cl Read more

Pere Ubu - 29% 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

Sun City Girls - 25% 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

Faust - 24% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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Henry Cow - 24% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This uncompromising left-field rock band was formed in 1968 at Cambridge University, England by Fred Frith (17 February 1949, Heathfield, East Sussex, England; guitar, violin, piano, voice) and Chris Cutler (b. 4 January 1947, Washington, DC, USA; drums, piano, voice). Tim Hodgkinson (b. 1 May 1949, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; keyboards, alto saxophone, clarinet, voice), Read more

Fred Frith - 23% match to The Residents

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 February 1949, Heathfield, East Sussex, England. One of the leading avant garde guitarists in contemporary music, Frith played violin and piano as a child before falling in love with the guitar. In 1968, he co-founded the left-field rock group Henry Cow and in 1974 recorded an innovative album of electric guitar improvisations, Guitar Solos. After Henry Cow’s demise Read more

The Red Krayola - 23% 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

Chrome - 22% match to The Residents

Genres: Eclectic 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

Devo - 22% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed during 1972 in Akron, Ohio, this US new wave band, who fitted the term better than most, originally comprised Mark Mothersbaugh (18 May 1950, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals/keyboards), Jerry Casale (b. Gerald V. Casale; vocals/bass), Bob Mothersbaugh (b. Robert Mothersbaugh; guitar), Bob Casale (guitar/keyboards) and Jim Mothersbaugh (drums), although the latter was replace Read more

Throbbing Gristle - 20% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving out of the Hull-based COUM Transmissions performance troupe, Throbbing Gristle was formed in London in September 1975 by Genesis P-Orridge (Neil Megson, 1950, England; vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (b. Christine Newby; guitar/cornet), Peter Christopherson (electronics) and Chris Carter (synthesizers). COUM’s Prostitution exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Read more

Foetus - 19% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath, Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel, Foetus Interruptus, Foetus Uber Alles, Foetus Inc - all these titles are actually the pseudonym of one person: Australian émigré J.G. Thirlwell (James George Thirwell, 29 January 1960, Melbourne, Australia), alias Jim Foetus and Clint Ruin. After moving to London, England, in 1978, he founded Read more

Frank Zappa - 18% match to The Residents

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Doo Wop Instrumental Jazz Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts 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

Slapp Happy - 17% match to The Residents

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wumme, Germany in 1971, Slapp Happy was the confluence of three avant garde musicians; British-born Anthony Moore (piano/vocals), Peter Blegvad (1951, New York City, New York, USA; guitar/clarinet/vocals) and German vocalist/pianist Dagmar Krause (b. 4 June 1950, Hamburg, Germany). The trio enjoyed the patronage of art-rock outfit Faust, and recorded Sort Of at the Read more

Butthole Surfers - 16% match to The Residents

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

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