Girls Against Boys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Evocative US alternative rock band Girls Against Boys formed originally in Washington, DC, in 1990, but soon relocated to New York. A quartet of Scott McCloud (vocals/guitar), Alexis Fleisig (drums), Eli Janney (bass/keyboards) and Johnny Temple (bass), had all formerly been part of Dischord Records recording artists Soul Side (Janney was that unit’s sound engineer). Having recorded two albums together, they broke up at the end of the 80s before Janney and McCloud elected to continue working together. This collaboration soon evolved to encompass their former Soul Side bandmates in time for their debut Nineties Vs. Eighties EP. A debut album, also for Adult Swim Records, followed, before the band moved to Chicago independent Touch & Go Records. Following the release of ‘Bulletproof Cupid’, they recorded Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby for the label in 1993.

By now the band’s sound had been clearly established, with...

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