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Squeeze - 82% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Elvis Costello - 69% match to XTC

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Declan Patrick McManus, 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England, and after attending Hounslow Secondary Modern moved with his mother to Liverpool. His father was the singer and band leader Ross McManus, a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra and the voice behind the R. Whites ‘Secret Lemonade Drinker’ commercial. After completing his education and movi Read more

Wire - 67% match to XTC

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Talking Heads - 64% match to XTC

Genres: Music & Radio Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the post-punk era, Talking Heads pursued an idiosyncratic path of (often) uncompromising brilliance up to their acrimonious break-up in 1991. The band was formed by ex-Rhode Island School of Design, students David Byrne (14 May 1952, Dumbarton, Scotland; vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (b. Charlton Christopher Frantz, 8 May 1951, F Read more

Prefab Sprout - 63% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The intricate tales and thoughts in the lyrics of Prefab Sprout’s guiding light Paddy McAloon indicate a major songwriter. The combination of Bob Dylan imagery and Elvis Costello bluntness helped make Prefab Sprout one of the most refreshing pop bands of the late 80s and beyond.The band was formed in 1977 by Paddy McAloon (Patrick Joseph McAloon, Read more

Scritti Politti - 58% match to XTC

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by a group of Leeds, England-based art students in 1978, by the time of their first single, ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’, the nucleus of Scritti Politti was Green Gartside (Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1956, Cardiff, Wales; vocals/guitar), Matthew Kay (keyboards) and Tom Morley (drums) and Nial Jinks (bass, departed 1980). At this stage, the band was explicitly Read more

Devo - 57% match to XTC

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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

Magazine - 57% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Buzzcocks’ vocalist Howard Devoto (Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England) left that band in January 1977, although he continued to be involved on the fringe of their activities for some time. In April he met guitarist John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England) and together they started writing songs. They fo Read more

The The - 57% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, this UK band centres around the activities of singer-songwriter Matt Johnson (15 August 1961, London, England). Initially, the unit included keyboardist Keith Laws and cartoonist Tom Johnston, but the line-up was continually changing and often featured Johnson alone. Following their debut at London’s Africa Centre on 11 May 1979, The The’s first sin Read more

Japan - 54% match to XTC

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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The B-52's - 54% match to XTC

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, Read more

Gang of Four - 53% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK post-punk band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1977, and named after the radical Chinese group that rose to power during that country’s Cultural Revolution. The Gang Of Four - Jon King (8 June 1955, London, England; vocals/melodica), Andy Gill (b. 1 January 1956, Manchester, England; guitar/vocals), Dave Allen (b. 23 December 1955, Kendal, Cumbria, England; bass) and H Read more

Joe Jackson - 53% match to XTC

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

Stranglers - 52% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Psychedelic Furs - 52% match to XTC

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Until the recruitment of a drummer (Vince Ely) in 1979, Richard Butler (5 June 1956, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England; vocals), Roger Morris (guitar), John Ashton (b. 30 November 1957; guitar, ex-Photon), Duncan Kilburn (woodwinds) and Tim Butler (b. 7 December 1958; bass) had difficulties finding work. The band was also dogged by an unprepossessing sullenness in interv Read more


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