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Galaxie 500

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1989's On Fire

Galaxie 500 was a seminal guitar band from the late 1980s who were heavily influenced by the late Velvet Underground. Galaxie 500 leveraged fairly minimal instrumental technique with intense atmospherics, provided by producer Kramer, and their distinctive sound bore an influence beyond the small audience for their independently released albums. The name comes from a Ford car of the 1960s, the Ford Galaxie 500.

Guitarist and singer Dean Wareham went on to found the band Luna during the 1990s and released a string of critically well-received albums. Drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang continued to record under the moniker Damon & Naomi, and additionally began the avant-garde press Exact Change.


Discography

(The Links are to All Music Guide)

1988 Today (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:57d1vwzva92k)

1989 On Fire (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:osrz283c05na)

1990 This is Our Music (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:lmf1zfhhehpk)

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