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Cosmic Psychos

The Cosmic Psychos are a rock band based in Melbourne and rural Victoria in Australia. An underground band that has only ever achieved limited recognition, they were cited as a significant influence on the Seattle grunge scene of 90s. In particular they have been referenced by members of Mudhoney and Pearl Jam and have supported both bands. Known for their droning, fuzzed-out bass and wah-wah guitar with repetitive lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos have a simple sound that works well in context and remained largely untouched since they formed in 1982 when they evolved from the short lived Bum Steers and first achieved notoriety for their demo ‘Custom Credit’ which received enormous airplay on Melbourne public radio station 3PBS.

It was later released on the Down On The Farm mini LP for Mr Spaceman Records which also released their debut LP. The band later moved to Survival Records releasing Go The Hack which was later licensed to Sub Pop Records. They eventually signed to Amphetamine Reptile Records for the American market for the release of their 1991 album, Blokes You Can Trust. That album was produced by then little-known producer, Butch Vig and it produced a song that became an enduring fan favourite, "Dead Roo". A song about perils of Australian highway hazards.

The band went on to release Self Totalled and Oh What a Lovely Pie. In 2006, after a lengthy quiet period, the Psychos issued Off Ya Cruet on Sydney’s Timberyard Records. Notable for being recorded with a new drummer, the title track on album is Kill Bill, a bitter song for ex-drummer, Bill Walsh.

The band was also covered by UK band The Prodigy who released a version of "Feel My Fire" co written with L7 which was largely based on a previous Cosmic Psychos tune "Lost Cause".

Known for their hard drinking behaviour and vulgar lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos are one of the defining bands of the yob rock genre, a movement that celebrates the Australian male lifestyle. Other bands include The Onyas and The Vee Bees.

Robbie "Rocket" Watts

Robbie Watts, joined the band in 1990 until his death on July 1st 2006 following a show in Bendigo. His first album with the psychos, Blokes You Can Trust, was produced by Butch Vig, fresh from completing Nevermind.

Post Rocket Period

The band did not perform live for some time after Robbie Watts' death. In June 2007, the band went on an Australian tour with Sydney's legendary punk band, The Celibate Rifles. Playing guitar in place of Watts, is John McKeering from The Onyas.

Discography

* Down on the Farm (1985)
* Cosmic Psychos (1987)
* Go the Hack (1989)
* Slave to the Crave, Live at the Palace, Melbourne (1990)
* Blokes you can trust (1991)
* Down on the Farm & Cosmic Psychos (1991)
* Palomino Pizza (1993)
* Self totalled (1995)
* Oh what a lovely Pie (1997)
* 15 Years, a Million Beers (2001)
* Off Ya Cruet (2006)
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Stag

There are four bands called Stag:
1) A rock band from Manchester, England
2) StaG, a duo from Los Angeles, California; currently based in Boulder, Colorado
3) A power-pop band from Seattle, Washington
4) A four piece from Brisbane,Australia
1) Stag, a three piece rock band from Manchester, England were formed in 2005, although previous collaborations date as far back as 1996 in the incarnations Euthanasia and H8. The line up consists of Rob Clayton, Ollie Jarratt and Rob Owen.

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Budd

Thundering, mostly instrumental, mid 90s band from Australia. Heavy basslines with heavier guitar melodies punctuated by vintage synth sounds and chanting, Budd was a unique band. With some occasional quieter tracks that borrowed from vintage surf sounds, Budd's real claim to fame was their heavy jams. With a revolving line up and based in different cities at different times, the only constant was / is Jeremy "Budd", a respected sound engineer currently working in Brisbane. The group formed in Brisbane, Australia before relocating to Melbourne.

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My Echo

Formed in late 2009 by four gents looking to make a fresh start in their musical lives. With varied tastes in music across the board, but sharing a heart for Rock'n'Roll. They began writing music that they would want to listen to. Loud. Energetic. Charismatic. My Echo!

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Bush

Bush may refer to at least 2 artists: 1. A British grunge band
2. A Canadian rock band 1. Bush is an English alternative rock band formed in 1992. The group chose the name "Bush" because they used to live in Shepherd's Bush, London. Their first album, Sixteen Stone (1994), was a huge commercial success. Almost overnight, Bush went from playing small pubs in London to headlining arenas in the US, the result of extensive promotion on MTV and non-stop touring.

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Rust

There are at multiple artists with the name Rust
1) A Finnish alternative metal band
2) A British psychedelic rock band with an album released in 1969
3) A Greek heavy metal band formed in 1984
4) An Australian street punk band
5) A Norwegian rock band
6) A 90s San Diego, CA band
7) A 13 year old British Rapper with tunes on youtube
8) A Finnish grindcore/mincecore band 1)
These four Finns demonstrate an incredible amount of talent, dedication and versatility in their music best described as alternative metal.

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Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots (commonly referred to as "STP") is a Grammy Award-winning American Rock band consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). The band was originally active from 1986 to 2003, and reunited in 2008. The band's five studio albums have sold over 17 million copies in the United States alone.

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