Τρίτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2012
DREAM 6 \ Pro - CONCRETE BLONDE \ 1983 S-T.
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Concrete Blonde grew out of the Los Angeles post-punk club circuit that produced bands like X, Wall of Voodoo, and the Go-Go's, but it wasn't until 1987 that the band even recorded its first album.They were initially active from 1982 to 1995, and again from 2001 to 2004, and once again in 2010.
The group was founded by singer/songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano and guitarist Jim Mankey in 1982 , who initially called themselves Dream 6 and released an EP in France in 1983.
In 1987 the group signed to I.R.S. and changed its name to Concrete Blonde at the suggestion of labelmate Michael Stipe who suggested that,the name Concrete Blonde, describing the contrast between their hard rock music and introspective lyrics.
They were joined by drummer Harry Rushakoff on their eponymous debut album. Roxy Music drummer Paul Thompson replaced Rushakoff on Bloodletting and several tracks on Mexican Moon, while Rushakoff was in treatment for drug addiction. Rushakoff rejoined the band to record 2002's Group Therapy, but was kicked out of the band for failing to show up for shows. He was replaced by Gabriel Ramirez.