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The Gun Club

The Gun Club was a punk blues band from Los Angeles that existed from 1979 to 1996. Led by flamboyant singer and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they merged the contemporary genre of punk rock with the more traditional genres of blues, rockabilly and country music.

Link Wray

Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr. was an American rock and roll guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer.

Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1964 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although experiencing little commercial success while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s.

Television

Television is an American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973. Although Television have never had more than a cult audience in their American homeland, they have achieved significant commercial success in Europe. They are widely regarded as one of the key founders of new wave music and seminal influences on punk rock.

Alan Vega

Alan Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) is an American vocalist, primarily known for his work with electronic protopunk duo, Suicide. He is also an established sculptor.

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