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Rain Parade - 100% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Part of Los Angeles, California, USA’s rock renaissance of the early 80s, the Rain Parade drew from late 60s influences to forge a new brand of psychedelia-tinged rock. After a promising debut single, ‘What She’s Done To Your Mind’, on their own Llama label, the band - David Roback (vocals, guitar, percussion), brother Steven (vocals, bass), Matthew Piucci ( Read more

Three O'Clock - 96% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Of all the early 80s west coast outfits to profess a liking for psychedelia, the Three O’Clock were the most overtly pop-influenced. From Sun Valley, California, USA, Michael Quercio (lead vocals/bass), Louis Gutierrez (guitar; ex-Youth Brigade) and Mike Mariano (keyboards) released their 1982 debut as Salvation Army, but were forced to change their name following a threat Read more

The Feelies - 60% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in New Jersey, USA in 1976, the Feelies originally comprised Glenn Mercer (Haledon, New Jersey, USA; lead guitar/vocals), Bill Million (b. William Clayton, Haledon, New Jersey, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals), Keith DeNunzio aka Keith Clayton (b. 27 April 1958, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA; bass) and Dave Weckerman (drums). Weckerman departed from the line-up and was replace Read more

The Long Ryders - 51% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Formed in November 1981, the Long Riders (as they were then known) initially included three ex-members of the Unclaimed - Sid Griffin (Kentucky, USA; guitar, vocals), Barry Shank (bass, vocals) and Matt Roberts (drums). Steve Wynn completed this early line-up, but the guitarist was replaced by Stephen McCarthy on leaving to form the Dream Syndicate. Griffin and McCarthy rema Read more

Game Theory - 46% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Based in Sacramento, California, USA, rock band Game Theory comprised Scott Miller (1960, Sacramento, California, USA; guitar/vocals/synthesizer, ex-Alternate Learning), Nancy Becker (keyboards), Fred Juhos (bass/vocals) and Michael Irwin (drums), making its recording debut in 1981. Although loosely associated with the Los Angeles Paisley Underground movement (Miller was pre Read more

The Gun Club - 44% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Briefly known as Creeping Ritual, the Gun Club was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1980. Led by vocalist Jeffrey Lee Pierce (27 June 1958, Montebello, California, USA, d. 31 March 1996, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), the band was initially completed by Kid Congo Powers (b. Brian Tristan; guitar), Rob Ritter (d. 1992, bass; ex-Bags) and Terry Graham (drums; ex-Bags). Read more

The Soft Boys - 43% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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When Syd Barrett gave up music for art, another Cambridge musician emerged to take on his mantle. Robyn Hitchcock (3 March 1953, London, England) started out as a solo performer and busker before becoming a member of B.B. Blackberry And The Swelterettes, then the Chosen Few, the Worst Fears, and Maureen And The Meatpackers. It was with the last-named that Hitchcock first rec Read more

The Monochrome Set - 36% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Any all-encompassing classification of UK band the Monochrome Set’s music would be difficult. During a sporadic career that spanned as many musical styles as it did record labels, they were on the verge of breaking to a wider audience on a number of occasions. In late 1976, Andy Warren (bass), Lester Square (Thomas Hardy; guitar) and Bid (guitar/vocals) were playing in Read more

Mission of Burma - 34% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Once cited as ‘the ultimate collision of punk and pop’, this Boston, Massachusetts, USA-based band was compared by other commentators to the UK’s art terrorists Wire. Certainly, they invoked a similar level of rapture among US critics and, much like Wire, self-consciously avoided the glare of the mainstream. The original line-up of Clint Conley (bass/vocals), Pet Read more

The Church - 34% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Canberra, Australia, in 1980, the Church, led by Steve Kilbey (13 September 1954, England; bass/vocals), who emigrated with his family at an early age, originally comprised Peter Koppes (b. 21 November 1955, Australia; guitar/vocals), Marty Willson-Piper (b. 7 May 1958, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals) and Nick Ward (drums). Richard Ploog (b. 22 March 1962, Austr Read more

The Replacements - 33% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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This pop punk band was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979, with Paul Westerberg (31 December 1959, Minneapolis, USA; guitar/vocals), Tommy Stinson (b. Thomas Eugene Stinson, 6 October 1966, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; bass), Bob Stinson (b. Robert Neil Stinson, 17 December 1959, Mound, Minnesota, USA, d. 18 February 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar) and Read more

Clinic - 32% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Drawing on a diverse range of musical sources, but paying particular mind to the work of the Velvet Underground and Suicide, this Liverpool, England-based art rock band’s inventive ‘cut-up’ approach to music making provides a welcome relief to the grey mediocrity of the post-millennial independent music scene. Formed in Liverpool in 1997 by Ade Blackburn (guitar, Read more

Felt - 32% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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Firehose - 31% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This propulsive US hardcore trio (usually titled fIREHOSE) was formed by two ex-members of the Minutemen, Mike Watt (20 March 1957, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; vocals/bass) and George Hurley (drums), following the death of the latter band’s founding guitarist, D. Boon, in 1985. Ed Crawford aka eD fROMOHIO, completed the new venture’s line-up, which made its debut in Read more

Pere Ubu - 30% match to The Dream Syndicate

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1975, and taking their name from Alfred Jarry’s play, Pere Ubu evolved from several of the region’s experimental bands, including Rocket From The Tombs and Foggy And The Shrimps. Their initial line-up, comprising David Thomas (1953, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Peter Laughner (b. Peter Ravenscroft Laughner, 22 August 1952, Clevela Read more

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