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The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads

If you were to dissect the alternative rock dominating today's music, you'll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. The band scored hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat.” They have released seven studio albums and spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Evan Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter '86, in their senior year at Boston's tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners. The Lemonheads' popularity grew in the 90s with the major label album It's a Shame about Ray featuring "Confetti," "My Drug Buddy," and "Ceiling Fan in My Spoon.” In 1993, Come on Feel The Lemonheads brought Dando a charting single ("Into your Arms") as well as classics such as "Great Big No," "Down About It," and "Being Around." The Lemonheads cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson," became one of the band's most successful singles.

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