Browsing: Artists – B

The B-52’s formed in 1977 in Athens, Georgia. Kate Pierson had been playing in a folk protest band called The Sun Donuts while raising goats and tending her garden outside…

All-girl hardcore trio Babes in Toyland formed in Minneapolis in 1988 and topped the indie charts with their Spanking Machine LP in 1990. Soon after, they were signed to WEA and recorded…

Husky-voiced singer Suze DeMarchi recorded three soft-metal singles in the UK for EMI during the late 1980s, co-writing one of them with Simon Climie of pop duo Climie Fisher. Upon…

The Babys signed a lucrative deal with Chrysalis Records in 1976 before even playing a single gig. Proclaimed within the business as the name to watch in ’77, their self-titled…

This Irish trio formed in Dublin in 1958 as a folk harmonica band called The Harmonichords (also known as The Harmony Chords) before singer Patrick O’Hagan persuaded them to add…

Young mod revival group Back To Zero formed in early 1979 in North London where bespectacled guitarist Sam Burnett (17), drummer Andy Moore (16) and 17-year-old bassist “Mal” (Mark Malyon)…

Widely regarded as pioneers of the whole US hardcore movement, the four Rastafarians from Washington DC known as Bad Brains may well have been the most bad-ass group in this…

Bad Company was formed in England late in 1973 by the seasoned foursome of Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke (both ex-Free), plus Mick Ralphs (ex-Mott The Hoople) and Boz Burrell…

Formed in 1979, Bad Manners – a nine-piece ska band from north London – were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from The Specials and the Ska Revival movement. They…

Blending old-school power chords with hardcore thrash, Bad Religion formed in Woodland Hills, California, in 1980. The debut album from these SoCal brats scarcely resembled the harmony-drenched pop-punk they successfully…

Managed by Jim Simpson (first manager of Black Sabbath), this hard-working Birmingham trio formed in 1968 and was fronted by guitarist David ‘Clem’ Clempson, a self-confessed Clapton fanatic. They signed to Gus Dudgeon’s…

Bakery formed in Perth, Western Australia, in 1970. One of the leading underground groups of their day, they are remembered for their superb debut album, Momento (1971), the innovative A Rock Mass…

Singer/songwriter Brendan Kibble formed The Bam Balams in Sydney in August 1984. The line-up of Kibble, Brad Fitzpatrick (ex-Division 4), Steve Cole and Matt Manchester recorded the singles Deliver My Love (November…

By the time this Perth (Australia) band’s debut LP, Rarer Than Rocking Horse Shit, was released on vinyl it was already three years old, having previously been available on cassette only.…