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|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Steven John Bator, 22 October 1949, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 3 June 1990, Paris, France. Bators first bands, Mother Goose and Frankenstein, were transmuted into seminal US no wave band the Dead Boys. They moved to New York in 1976, and although they officially split in 1978 there were frequent reunions. Bators moved to Los Angeles where he recorded demos with friend Jeff Jones (ex-Blue Ash). He also gigged with Akron band Rubber City Rebels. The first release from the demos was a version of the Choirs 60s single, Its Cold Outside, which was released on Greg Shaws Bomp Records label. A second guitarist and debut album (USA only) followed in 1980, on which the duo was augmented by guitarist Eddy Best and drummer David Quinton (formerly in Torontos the Mods).
After appearing in John Waters cult movie Polyester, Bators formed a touring band, with Rick Bremner replacing Quinton. By 1981,...