Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Screamers - 1975 / 1981

The Screamers were a punk rock group active in theLos Angeles, area in the late 1970s.

Included among the first wave of Las punk rockers , the label "techno-punk" was applied to the band by theLos Angeles Times, in 1978. The Screamers are widely cited as the pioneers of a genre now known as synthpunk , and might also be classified as art punk. The Screamers were notable for their unusual instrumentation, featuring electric piano and synthesizer , while omitting guitars. Additional musicians, including violinists and a female vocalist, were occasionally incorporated into their performances.

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