The Presidents Of The United States Of America

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing songs, when I couldn’t think of lyrics I went back to the monkey thing. I resisted it for a while, because I always wanted to write ‘regular’ songs. Then I got together with Mark Sandman from Morphine, and it loosened the floodgates for me. I decided not to censor myself anymore, and I let all the animal imagery come flying out.’ He worked with Sandman in the ad hoc Supergroup, and also toured as part of Beck’s backing band. In 1994, he recruited Dave Dederer (b. 5 October 1964, USA; guitbass (three-string guitar)) and ex-Love Battery drummer Jason Finn (b. 27 October 1967,...

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