Bantam Rooster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock garage punk rock garage detroit punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Who knew that just a few years after Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first burst on the scene, that they would spawn countless similarly styled offspring, such as the White Stripes, Von Bondies, and Bantam Rooster. The latter outfit was formed by Tom Jackson Potter (guitar/vocals) and Eric Cook (drums), and like the other aforementioned groups, originated from Michigan, USA (the town of Lansing, to be exact). The duo originally formed during 1994, specializing in the same high energy, blues-based garage rock that would infiltrate the mainstream at the start of the new millennium. The band issued several EPs and singles, as well as albums Deal Me In (1997) and The Cross And The Switchblade (1999), with producer Jim Diamond adding keyboards to some tracks on record and sometimes guesting with the band on stage. Cook departed in 2000 and was replaced by Mike Alonso. The new line-up recorded their first 7-inch single together, ‘Mexican Leather’, for Big Neck...

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