The Del Fuegos

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: roots rock rock college rock 80s seen live garage boston garage rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roots rock ‘n’ roll revivalists from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose early 80s recordings stand as a fine testament to their influences, even if some of their later output was dulled by commercial considerations. The band, led by vocalist Dan Zanes (1 July 1961, Exeter, New Hampshire, USA) and guitarist brother Warren, with Tom Lloyd (bass) and Brent ‘Woody’ Giessmann (drums), was formally introduced to its public on a 1984 debut album for Slash Records. A winning collection of rounded songs drawing principally from the 60s beat boom, it explored a full complement of moods with energy and belief. The follow-up, 1985’s Boston, Mass. , a eulogy to their working-class origins, was a more commercially orientated affair, though it lacked something of the sparkle of their debut. If this set had mapped out the possibility of future indulgence, that fear was confirmed with the arrival of Stand Up. With numerous guest appearances (including Tom...

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