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Dead Boys
Formed: 1976 in Cleveland, OH
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Disbanded: 1978
Group Members: Stiv Bators, Johnny Blitz, Cheetah Chrome, Jeff Magnum, Jimmy Zero
Biography: The Dead Boys were one of the first punk bands to escalate the level of violence, nihilism, and pure ugliness of punk rock to extreme new levels. Although considered part of New York's mid-'70s CBGB's scene, all of its bandmembers originally hailed from Cleveland, OH. The group's roots lay in the early-'70s ...Read full biography
Young Loud and Snotty
Released: 1977
Label: Warner Catalog and O/H
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Fellow Cleveland types Pere Ubu may have won the artistic kudos for their adventurous, surprising work, but if the goal was just to rock and rock again, the Dead Boys had them totally trumped. As both ...Read full review
Night Of The Living Dead Boys
Released: 1981
Label: Mordam Records
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Like the Sex Pistols and N.W.A, the Dead Boys seemed built to self-destruct. The Cleveland punk rockers were so combustible, so reckless, so nihilistic that you figured they couldn't stay together for ...Read full review
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