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Martin Newell

aged 19 joined an essex glam-rock band the mighty plod as a singer and gigged in rough clubs, pubs and colleges for the next two years. in his early twenties he joined a hard rock /.prog band from ispwich called gypp and gigged in the uk as well as touring northern germany several times. in 1979, he won his first record contract and shortly afterwards his first single young jobless / sylvie in toytown was released, first on an indie label and then with liberty records. much radio 1 airplay and the record briefly charted but then sank after trouble of various sorts.

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Gigi Masin

"gigi masin, born in venice, italy on 24th october 1955, has been part of the music scene since the early 70’s and a radio dj with the most important radio stations. from 1978 he has been establishing a collaboration with poet/writer massimo palladino, a venture that had been permitting to carry out many and wonderefull pieces for theatre, television, radio broadcasting, where music and voice walk hand in hand, challenging and provoking themselves as well. sounds, tapes, turntables, live electronics are the ground where scene music moves."

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Algebra Suicide

algebra suicide was the married couple lydia tomkiw and don hedeker. they formed in chicago in 1982, and their first four song ep, “true romance at the world’s fair”, was self-released that year. it featured a 60′s vox guitar organ, a precursor to the synthesizer guitar, and a multivox rhythm ace drum machine

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Tellus Casette Series

launched from the lower east side, manhattan, in 1983 as a subscription only bimonthly publication, the tellus cassette series took full advantage of the popular cassette medium to promote cutting-edge downtown music, documenting the new york scene and advancing experimental composers of the time – the first 2 issues being devoted to ny artists from the downtown no wave scene

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