The Dandy Warhols

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie alternative rock indie rock alternative rock seen live psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This Portland, Oregon, USA quartet emerged when Peter Holmstrom (guitar) pressured friend Courtney Taylor (vocals/guitar) into forming a band in mid-1993. The duo enlisted the aid of the equally inexperienced Eric Hedford (drums/vocals). Fourth member Zia McCabe (keyboards/bass/percussion) was asked to round out the line-up despite having never played an instrument before. Originally calling themselves Andy Warhol’s Wet Dream, the band changed its name to the Dandy Warhols and soon made a name for itself on the Portland club scene alongside friends and rivals the Brian Jonestown Massacre (a love/hate relationship later documented on Ondi Timoner’s award-winning documentary, Dig!). Tapping into the trippier side of psychedelic rock, the band’s shows travelled the same astral plane as early Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett and Hawkwind. In 1995, the Dandy Warhols recorded Dandys Rule OK? for Portland label Tim/Kerr. Their moody debut was coached in lots of...

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