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Formed: Feb 14, 1980 in New York, NY
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Bill Laswell, Fred Frith, Charles Hayward, Fred Maher
Biography: British guitarist Fred Frith moved to N.Y.C. in 1979, and within a year had formed the improv rock trio Massacre with bassist Bill Laswell and drummer Fred Maher. The group released Killing Time in 1981 and then called it quits a year later. Frith and Laswell rejoined, this time with drummer Charles ...Read full biography
Killing Time
Released: 1982
Label: OAO
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Of the many obscure and wonderful albums recorded by members of the downtown avant-garde elite in the early 1980s, this is one of the most obscure and most wonderful. Massacre (despite its heavy-metallish ...Read full review
Lonely Heart
Released: 2007
Label: Tzadik Records
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Recorded during live performances at two European festivals in Europe in January and June of 2003, Lonely Heart is the third proper Massacre offering by the guitar (Fred Frith) bass (Bill Laswell) and ...Read full review
More Massacre albums: Main Albums (5)