Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Sebadoh are led by Lou Barlow (Louis Knox Barlow, 17 July 1966, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). Before his well-publicized partnership with J. Mascis in Dinosaur Jr, Barlow had also played guitar to Mascis’ drums in primal Boston hardcore group Deep Wound. However, as Dinosaur Jr worked their way out of the alternative/college rock circuit and into the mainstream, friendships within the band began to fray. The break came in 1989 when Barlow mistakenly let his bass feedback after missing his cue. Mascis’ response was to walk over and hit Barlow over the head with his guitar, thereby irrevocably damaging their relationship. Afterwards Barlow was fired, and admitted to being ‘just kind of lost, for a whole year’. When he eventually regrouped he began to record four-track demos with drumming friend Eric Gaffney. Sebadoh’s early recordings led to them being heralded as kings of the US ‘lo-fi’...

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