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Shriekback

Shriekback
Formed: 1982 in London, England
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Disbanded: 1989
Genre: Other
Group Members: Dave Allen, Barry Andrews, Martyn Barker, Michael Cozzi, Lu Edmonds, Carl Marsh, Sarah Partridge, Wendy Partridge, Mark Raudva
Biography: Shriekback is not an easy band to classify. They borrowed heavily from funk but had a very different agenda; their music was more suited for contemplation than for parties. They combined synthesizers and drum machines with throbbing bass lines and unorthodox vocals to evoke a primordial world where the ...Read full biography
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Released: 1983
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On Shriekback's debut LP they worked in two basic modes: slithery, abstract funk ("Lined Up," "Clear Trails," etc.) and slower, spacier numbers built on sustained bass notes ("Evaporation," "Brink of Collapse," ...Read full review
Life in the Loading Bay
Released: 2010
Label: Malicious Damage
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This wasn't supposed to happen. By all rights, Shriekback -- who began in the early-‘80s post-punk era and achieved their greatest level of fame during that decade -- should have been a spent force by ...Read full review