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The Detroit, Michigan, USA area is known first and foremost as a hotbed for garage rock and punk, but there have been exceptions to the rule, such as the indie rock band Outrageous Cherry, who sound at times like a modern, more adventurous version of ELO. Named after a shocking red hair dye, Outrageous Cherry was originally formed in 1992 at the behest of vocalist and guitarist Matthew Smith (who had previously played with Epic Soundtracks and the Volebeats). Joined by Larry Ray (guitar), Chad Gilchrist (bass), and Deb Agnolli (drums - who utilizes a small two piece kit), the band issued psychedelic pop platters such as 1994s self-titled debut, 1997s Nothings Gonna Cheer You Up, and 1999s Out There In The Dark. By the start of the new millennium, the band had relocated to Alan McGees Poptones label to release 2001s progressive The Book Of Spectral Projections. The band switched label once more (to Rainbow Quartz) for the release...