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  • Zax
    Zax
    Citizen of Tanelorn
    • Jan 2004
    • 227

    PLEASE help me put a name to this band!

    I've been asking this all over and I'm boring everyone silly, but this place is a fount of all kinds of knowledge and I'm encouraged by the Goth thread below, so please put me out of everybody else's misery! I'm trying to remember the name of this band. I have various details, some sketchy, some precise:

    - active, I think, in the 80s and/or 90s
    - possibly American, probably British
    - I think the front man had big hair and shades
    - music vaguely Goth/industrial/noise
    - (this might clinch it) a female drummer, who played standing up and thwacked out a minimal beat on just two drums (a snare and a floor tom, for any tubspersons present); played a bit like Mo Tucker, only less sophisticated, and makes Meg White seem like a prog-rocker!
    - not totally obscure; I think they made it onto Brit TV on one or more occasions.

    Any bells ringing? Please?! :?
  • Sky
    Sky
    Denizen of Moo Uria
    • Aug 2005
    • 116

    #2
    The Strokes?

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    • mordenkainen
      Eternal Companion
      • Dec 2004
      • 829

      #3
      Inertia.

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      • Azariel
        Eternal Companion
        • Sep 2005
        • 787

        #4
        Eh, i have a name, but unfortunate its also the title for my book :D

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        • Talisant
          Champion of the Balance
          • Dec 2003
          • 1299

          #5
          Not Goth, not industrial, but definately STAGEY, maybe the band was the Thompson Twins. Mammy Yokum hat on the stand up femme drummer? Three piece '80s band . Lead singer was a white guy with big hair and a coat. The third twin was a black guy. More like a studio project image-tweaked for MTV. Had a few m/b successes.
          "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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          • Zax
            Zax
            Citizen of Tanelorn
            • Jan 2004
            • 227

            #6
            Thanks, all, but no hits so far. I am resigned to having this question gnawing at my soul for all eternity...

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            • Whiskers
              flying cat
              • Nov 2003
              • 1950

              #7
              X

              Songs include: "Los Angeles" "Living With A White Girl"
              The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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              • Whiskers
                flying cat
                • Nov 2003
                • 1950

                #8
                Timbuk3

                http://www.timbuk3music.com/

                "The future's so bright I gotta wear shades."
                The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                • Whiskers
                  flying cat
                  • Nov 2003
                  • 1950

                  #9
                  list of female drummers:

                  http://www.wanderlist.com/girldrummer

                  And this list of female rockers might be helpful:

                  http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/page...alists-fe.html
                  The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                  • Zax
                    Zax
                    Citizen of Tanelorn
                    • Jan 2004
                    • 227

                    #10
                    Thanks, Berry - all good ideas, but still no direct hit. I've checked out that female drummers' list and several others, but they've not led me anywhere either. I'm quite sure the information I need would be in one of the music reference books I got rid of during the last cull...

                    Anyway, thanks to all for trying to help. I won't let this get to me...

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                    • Talisant
                      Champion of the Balance
                      • Dec 2003
                      • 1299

                      #11
                      Gee, thanks alot ZAX, now I'm obsessing about it! :)

                      Was it The Information Society, or maybe The Human League? Did they have a female drummer?
                      "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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                      • Zax
                        Zax
                        Citizen of Tanelorn
                        • Jan 2004
                        • 227

                        #12
                        No on both counts, sadly. Hmm - sadly infectious, this kind of thing, isn't it? :D I think I've got all my friends trapped inside this question by now. There's a good idea for a work of fiction here - a seemingly innocent question which no-one can answer but which becomes a global obsession, spreading across the world and displacing normal life until everyone starves and dies. Then this Goth band with a female drummer returns from having been abducted by aliens and wonders what's happened...

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                        • Whiskers
                          flying cat
                          • Nov 2003
                          • 1950

                          #13
                          The Cure?
                          The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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                          • Zax
                            Zax
                            Citizen of Tanelorn
                            • Jan 2004
                            • 227

                            #14
                            Pass me that straw when you've finished clutching at it, Berry! :) No girlies in The Cure, alas.

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                            • spaced_moorcock
                              Defender of the Runestaff
                              • Jul 2005
                              • 317

                              #15
                              Could it be the Sisters of Mercy by any chance? Their frontman Andrew Eldritch has big hair and shades in most of the pictures I've found on Google. No female drummer but Patricia Morrison did play bass for them. They were also active in the 80s/90s.

                              Originally posted by Wikipedia
                              The band is one of the most popular and influential among the gothic rock scene
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sisters_of_Mercy
                              http://www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com/home.html#index

                              and some pictures can be found at:

                              http://www.ultra-pop.org/galleri_s.htm

                              Hope this doesn't lead you on a wild goose chase. I'll be needing Berry's straw if it's not them. :)

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