Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s pop female vocalists rock new wave Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as the Colours, the Bangs and finally the Bangles, this all-female Los Angeles quartet mastered the art of melodic west coast guitar-based pop and, like the Go-Go’s immediately before them, led the way for all-female outfits in the latter half of the 80s. The band was formed in 1981 and originally comprised Susanna Hoffs (17 January 1959, Newport Beach, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Debbi Peterson (b. Deborah Peterson, 22 August 1961, San Fernando Valley, Northridge, California, USA; drums/vocals), Vicki Peterson (b. Victoria Anne Theresa Peterson, 11 January 1958, Northridge, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/vocals). They emerged from the Paisley Underground scene that spawned bands such as Rain Parade and Dream Syndicate.

The Bangles’ first recordings were made on their own Downkiddie label and then for Miles Copeland’s Faulty Products set-up, which resulted in a flawed...

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