American Music Club

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie alt-country indie rock sadcore rock slowcore alternative americana american singer-songwriter alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Lyrics Wikidata Wikipedia


One of their country’s most undervalued bands, San Francisco, California, USA’s American Music Club took a similar path to Australia’s Go-Betweens in reaping rich harvests of critical acclaim that were not reflected in their sales figures. The band’s mastermind and musical springboard is Mark Eitzel (30 January 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA; vocals/guitar), a lyricist of rare scope. The name of his publishing company, I Failed In Life Music, is a good indicator of Eitzel’s world-view: ‘I see humanity, including myself, as basically a bunch of sheep or ants. We’re machines that occasionally do something better than machines.’ The original American Music Club line-up, which came together in 1982, featured Eitzel, Danny Pearson (b. 31 May 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA; bass), Vudi (b. Mark Pankler, 22 September 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA; guitar), Scott Alexander (guitar), Brad Johnson (keyboards), and Greg Bonnell...

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