4 Non Blondes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock female vocalists alternative rock 90s alternative pop american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s
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San Francisco quartet who formed in 1989, making a slow rise through the traditional round of bar shows and club dates, going on to win a Best Unsigned Band award and then a prestigious support date to Primus. In 1993, their commercial arrival corresponded to that of fellow San Franciscans the Spin Doctors, achieving a surprise UK number 2 single (‘What’s Up’) and a Top 10 debut album, Bigger, Better, Faster, More!, produced by Prince associate David Tickle. Selling half a million copies in the USA where it was originally released in 1992, it also topped charts in Germany and Sweden. The band comprised the strong visual and almost hectoring vocal presence of Linda Perry alongside Christa Hillhouse (bass), Roger Rocha (guitar) and Dawn Richardson (drums). Rocha, the grandson of abstract expressionist Clyfford Still and an art school veteran, stepped in to replace original incumbent Shanna Hall during sessions for the debut album. Richardson, a trained...

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