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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
Massacre Funny Valentine
Released: 1998
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In 1983, Bill Laswell's Celluloid label released a minor masterpiece by a downtown power trio called Massacre; the group consisted of Fred Frith on guitar, Laswell on bass and Fred Maher on drums. The ...Read full review
More Massacre albums: Main Albums (5)