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Enigmatic power-pop quartet the Fans formed in l978, spurred into action by the Bristol area's vibrant new wave scene. Singer/guitarist George Smith previously fronted the Dragons (with future Tom Robinson collaborator Jo Burt) and guitarist Rob Williams was in Uncle Po (with future Dexy's violinist Helen Bevington); they split after two singles for Fried Egg, but regrouped in 2OlO following a Japanese hit cover of their dejected 'You Don't Live Here Anymore.' This dynamite collection joins the Fried Egg work with rare demos and live recordings, the definitive picture of one of Avon's most impressive new wave guitar bands.
Enigmatic power-pop quartet the Fans formed in l978, spurred into action by the Bristol area's vibrant new wave scene. Singer/guitarist George Smith previously fronted the Dragons (with future Tom Robinson collaborator Jo Burt) and guitarist Rob Williams was in Uncle Po (with future Dexy's violinist Helen Bevington); they split after two singles for Fried Egg, but regrouped in 2OlO following a Japanese hit cover of their dejected 'You Don't Live Here Anymore.' This dynamite collection joins the Fried Egg work with rare demos and live recordings, the definitive picture of one of Avon's most impressive new wave guitar bands.
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Enigmatic power-pop quartet the Fans formed in l978, spurred into action by the Bristol area's vibrant new wave scene. Singer/guitarist George Smith previously fronted the Dragons (with future Tom Robinson collaborator Jo Burt) and guitarist Rob Williams was in Uncle Po (with future Dexy's violinist Helen Bevington); they split after two singles for Fried Egg, but regrouped in 2OlO following a Japanese hit cover of their dejected 'You Don't Live Here Anymore.' This dynamite collection joins the Fried Egg work with rare demos and live recordings, the definitive picture of one of Avon's most impressive new wave guitar bands.
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