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The Tubes

The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band, whose 1975 debut album included the hit single, "White Punks on Dope". During its first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics.


Blondie is an American rock band, founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American New Wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s.

Suburban Lawns

Suburban Lawns was a post-punk band formed in Long Beach by Cal Arts students William "Vex Billingsgate" Ranson and Sue "Su Tissue" McLane. They later recruited Richard "Frankie Ennui" Whitney, Charles "Chuck Roast" Rodriguez and John "John Gleur" McBurney.

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions was a band from San Francisco. Formed in 1978, the new wave band had limited success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with their debut single, "Drivin'". The vocalist, Pearl E. Gates, was once married to Clash bassist Paul Simonon.


Quarterflash was an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. The band was made up of Rindy Ross (lead vocals and saxophone), her husband Marv Ross (guitars), Jack Charles (guitars), Rick DiGiallonardo (keyboards/synthesizers), Rich Gooch (electric bass) and Brian David Willis (drums and percussion).


Taxxi are an English rock band best known for the song "I'm Leaving". The band formed in the late 1970s and first came to prominence in the early 1980s with a few minor AOR hit singles and some MTV airplay.


Pulsallama were a super group of New York ladies that included aspiring actress Ann Magnuson (pre-Bongwater), DJ Jean Caffeine and performance artist Wendy Wild. There were no guitars in Pulsallama. It was all bass, drums and vocals.

Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu is an experimental rock music group formed in 1975. Despite many long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant. The group is named after Père Ubu ("father Ubu"), the protagonist of Ubu Roi ("Ubu, the King"), a play by French writer Alfred Jarry.

The Cichlids

Formed in early 1979, The Cichlids were composed of Debbie DeNeese on vocals and guitar, Bobby Tak on drums and vocals, Allan Portman on guitar and vocals, and Susan Bartel on bass.

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?".


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