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The Boomtown Rats - 88% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

The Records - 79% match to The Vapors

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

Eddie & The Hot Rods - 75% match to The Vapors

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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The Members - 67% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the many UK bands inspired by punk, the Members came together in the summer of 1977, when former university student Nicky Tesco (Nicholas Lightowlers, Belfast, Northern Ireland) and French expatriate Jean-Marie Carroll, now a bank clerk in the UK, started working together. With Tesco on vocals and Carroll as guitarist and chief songwriter, they recruited Gary Baker on Read more

The Plimsouls - 66% match to The Vapors

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

Generation X - 64% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK outfit emerged during the punk explosion of 1976. Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955, Stanmore, Middlesex, England; vocals) had previously worked with Tony James (bass/vocals) in the short-lived Chelsea. With Bob Andrews (guitar/vocals) and John Towe (drums), Generation X made their performing debut in London during December 1976. By the follo Read more

The Motors - 57% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Motors were based around the partnership of Nick Garvey (26 April 1951, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) and Andy McMaster (b. 27 July 1947, Glasgow, Scotland) who first met in the pub rock band Ducks Deluxe. McMaster had a long career in pop music, having played in several bands in the 60s including the Sabres, which also featured Frankie Miller. McMaster release Read more

The Jam - 55% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful late 70s and early 80s UK band comprised Paul Weller (25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Foxton (b. 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and Rick Buckler (b. Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; drums). After gigging consistently throughout 1976, the band signed to Polydor Records e Read more

The Only Ones - 52% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 with a line-up comprising Peter Perrett (8 April 1952, Camberwell, London, England; vocals/guitar), John Perry (b. 4 June 1952, Bristol, England; guitar), Alan Mair (bass) and Mike Kellie (b. Michael Kellie, 24 March 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; drums). Although touted as a new wave group, the unit included several old lags; Mair had previously wor Read more

The Undertones - 52% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in November 1975, this much-loved punk pop quintet comprised Feargal Sharkey (Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; vocals), John O’Neill (b. John Joseph O’Neill, 26 August 1957, Londonderry, Northern Ireland; guitar), Damian O’Neill (b. Stephen Damian O’Neill, 15 January 1961, Belfas Read more

The Knack - 50% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in May 1978 by Doug Fieger (Douglas Fieger, 20 August 1952, Detroit, Michigan, USA; vocals/guitar), Prescott Niles (bass), Berton Averre (guitar) and Bruce Gary (b. 7 April 1951, Burbank, California, USA, d. 22 August 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA; drums). Taking their name from a cult British movie of the 60s, they attempted to re Read more

Wreckless Eric - 48% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Lurkers - 47% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This first-generation UK punk quartet formed during 1977 in Uxbridge, London. Comprising Arturo Bassick (Arthur Billingsley; bass), Howard Wall (lead vocals), Pete Stride (guitar) and Manic Esso (b. Pete Haynes; drums), they were heralded as the British answer to the Ramones. They had four minor UK hit singles between 1978 and 1979, with ‘Ain’t Got A Clue’ and Read more

The Jags - 45% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the many so called UK power pop bands to emerge from the new wave, the Jags did so in style with their classic debut ‘Back Of My Hand’. They came together when Nick Watkinson and his school friend, John Alder from Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, began writing songs together around 1977. Despite Watkinson leaving for Bournemouth College Of Art they remained in Read more

Squeeze - 43% match to The Vapors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more


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