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Active from the mid-90s, this US indie rock band was founded in Dearborn County, Ohio, by high school friends Craig Fox (vocals/guitar), Jack Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brian Olive (guitar), and Jared McKinney (keyboards). Originally known as Us And Them, the quintet changed its name to the Greenhornes in 1998 for debut single The End Of The Night. The album, Gun For You, was a thrilling blast of retro garage rock, drawing inspiration from British Invasion bands of the mid-60s and Detroit garage rockers the Stooges. The album included a powerful cover version of the Blues Projects Wake Me, Shake Me.
A self-titled album followed in 2001, and while deviating little from the debuts blueprint the quintet proved that they could be regarded as equals of fellow garage rock revivalists the White Stripes. The album was the last to feature Olive and McKinney. Guitarist Eric Stein was added to the...