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Encyclopedia > 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs
Background information
Origin Flag of the United States Jamestown, NY, United States
Genre(s) Alternative rock
College rock
Jangle pop
Years active 1981 - 2001, 2002 - 2006
Label(s) Elektra Records, Bar/None
Website www.maniacs.com
Members
Jerry Augustyniak
Dennis Drew
Jeff Erickson
Steve Gustafson
Mary Ramsey
Former members

Terry Newhouse
Chet Cardinale
Bob "O'Matic" Wachter
Tim Edborg
John Lombardo
Natalie Merchant
Rob Buck
Jim Colavito
Duane Calhoun
Debbie Heverly
Oskar Saville

10,000 Maniacs is a United States-based alternative rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. Their best-known member is Natalie Merchant, who left the band in 1993 to pursue a solo career. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... College rock was a term used in the USA to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... Jangle pop was an American musical genre that arose in the middle of the 1960s, combining angular, chiming guitars and power pop structures. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Bar/None Records is an independent record label based out of Hoboken, New Jersey. ... Jerry Augustyniak (or Jerome Augustyniak) (born on 2 September 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... Current lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, former lead singer of Chicago-based Rubygrass and solo artist. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ...

Contents

1981-1993

The band was formed as Still Life in 1981 in Jamestown, New York, by Dennis Drew (keyboards), Steve Gustafson (bass), Chet Cardinale (drums), Robert Buck (guitar), and Terry Newhouse (Buck's ex-wife and vocalist). Steve Gustafson invited Natalie Merchant, who was 17 at the time, to do some vocals. John Lombardo who was in a band called The Mills (along with brother guitarist/vocalists Mark Liuzzo and Paul Liuzzo and drummer Mike Young) and used to play with Still Life occasionally was invited to join permanently on guitar and vocals. Newhouse and Cardinale left the band in July, and Natalie Merchant became the main singer. Various drummers came and left. The band changed its name to Burn Victims and then to 10,000 Maniacs after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs!. Jamestown is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the United States. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... A still life is a work of art which represents a subject composed of inanimate objects. ... New House, or Newhouse is a hamlet in County Durham, in England. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... Two Thousand Maniacs! is a low budget 1964 splatter film directed and written by Herschell Gordon Lewis. ...


They performed as 10,000 Maniacs for the first time on September 7, 1981 - Labor Day, with a line-up of Natalie Merchant, John Lombardo, Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steve Gustafson, and Tim Edborg on drums. Tim Edborg left and Bob "Bob O Matic" Wachter was on drums for most of the 1981 gigs. Tired of playing cover songs - though oddly enough their first notable American hit was found in covering Cat Stevens hit "Peace Train" - the band started to write their own music, usually with Natalie Merchant handling the lyrics and John Lombardo the music. In February-March 1982, with Jim Foti on drums, the band recorded an EP album called Human Conflict Number Five. More gigs followed in 1982. It was during this time that they lived in Atlanta, Georgia for a short while at the encouragement of friends who said that many gigs were available there. After raking leaves and selling their plasma to pay rent, the band moved back to Jamestown in November 1982. is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Human Conflict Number Five was the debut EP by 10,000 Maniacs. ...


At the beginning of 1983, Jerry Augustyniak joined the band as their permanent drummer. The Maniacs met Augustyniak when they played in Buffalo, New York, where he was in a punk band called The Stains. Between March and July, the band recorded songs for a second record, Secrets of the I Ching - their debut full-length album, which was pressed by Mark Records for the band's own label Christian Burial Music. The record was well-received by critics and it caught the attention of John Peel - DJ at Radio BBC Radio 1 in London. One song, "My Mother the War" turned out to be a minor hit in United Kingdom, and it entered the independent singles chart. During 1983 and 1984, touring was a way of life for the band, which included gigs in the UK. Jerry Augustyniak (or Jerome Augustyniak) (born on 2 September 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Secrets of the I Ching is the 1983 independent debut album by 10,000 Maniacs. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... My Mother the War is a song by the American folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ...


Peter Leak, an Englishman living in New York City, became interested in the band, made contact and was made their manager. With the help of Leak and Elektra Records A & R man Howard Thompson, 10,000 Maniacs signed to Elektra in November 1984. In the spring of 1985, they recorded their second full-length album, The Wishing Chair, in London at Livingston Studios, with Joe Boyd as producer. Though the album was not a blockbuster hit, its status the band's major label debut did win it some notice, and it received significant critical acclaim. Co-founder John Lombardo left the band during a rehearsal on Monday, July 14, 1986. The remaining five members started the recordings of a new album in Los Angeles, with Peter Asher as the producer. In My Tribe, a more pop-rock oriented record, was released on Tuesday, July 7, 1987, hit the charts where it stayed 77 weeks, peaking at #37 and established a large US audience for the group and was also well received in the UK. The next album, 1989 Blind Man's Zoo hit #13 and went Gold further increased the group's following. In 1990, with the help of John Lombardo, they remastered their first two records Human Conflict Number Five and Secrets of the I Ching and released them as a compilation called Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983. John Lombardo and Mary Ramsey, who had formed a folk act called John & Mary, opened gigs for the Maniacs on the Hope Chest Tour in 1990. In 1991, during the recordings of a new album, Natalie Merchant revealed to the other members that she would be leaving for a solo career in two years' time. In 1992, Our Time in Eden was released. On Wednesday, April 21, 1993, 10,000 Maniacs recorded MTV Unplugged and Natalie Merchant announced her leaving the band on MTV on Thursday, August 5, 1993. The MTV Unplugged (10,000 Maniacs album) album was released in October 1993. 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1994-2001

In late 1993/early 1994, the remaining members of 10,000 Maniacs (Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, and Gustafson) asked John & Mary to join the band and continue on. The revamped band began performing new material almost immediately, initially calling themselves John & Mary, Rob, Steve, Dennis, & Jerry, before they were to legally regain control of the name 10,000 Maniacs. John & Mary is a US folk music act featuring Mary Ramsey and John Lombardo, formed after Lombardo left 10,000 Maniacs in 1986. ...


10,000 Maniacs released two albums with Mary Ramsey on vocals. In 1997 they released Love Among the Ruins on Geffen Records and followed up in 1999 with The Earth Pressed Flat on Bar/None. 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ... Love Among the Ruins can be any of the following: an 1852 poem by Robert Browning ( [1]); an 1893-4 oil painting by Edward Burne-Jones, named after Brownings poem ( [2]); a 1904 novel by Warwick Deeping—see Love Among the Ruins (Warwick Deeping); a 1948 novel by... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... The Earth Pressed Flat is an album by 10,000 Maniacs, which was released on May 18, 1999 by Bar None Records. ... Bar/None Records is an independent record label based out of Hoboken, New Jersey. ...


In December 1998, lead guitar player Rob Buck took some time off from the band, moving to Texas to focus on a new project called League of Blind Women. The band recruited Buffalo-based Michael Lee Jackson of the band Animal Planet to step into the lead guitar role. Buck returned to the band in the summer of 1999, though fans noticed a huge change. The man on stage sure sounded like Rob Buck, but he didn't look like Rob Buck. The once robust man on lead guitar had aged and lost a lot of weight. Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... League of Blind Women was a short-lived all-star alternative rock band that included Robert Buck (lead guitar) from 10,000 Maniacs, Jerry Augustyniak (drums) from 10,000 Maniacs, Casey Orr (bass) from GWAR, Mike Scaccia (guitar) from Ministry and Rigor Mortis, Kol Marshall (keyboards) from Critical Mass and...


On Friday, November 3, 2000, 10,000 Maniacs played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in Buffalo, NY. It would be the last concert they would perform with Rob Buck. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is located in Buffalo, New York, near DYouville College. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ...


On Tuesday, December 19, 2000, founder and lead guitarist Robert Buck died of liver failure at the age of 42. He was buried in Mission Cemetery in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... Sugar Grove, Illinois Sugar Grove, Ohio Sugar Grove Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Sugar Grove Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania Sugar Grove, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


The band took a break. Steve Gustafson and Dennis Drew, with Jeff Erickson - guitar started a band called The Mighty Wallop!. Jerry Augustyniak joined a band called Only Humen. On Wednesday, December 5, 2001, a 10,000 Maniacs line-up comprising Steve Gustafson, Dennis Drew, Jerry Augustyniak, John Lombardo, and Mary Ramsey played on a benefit concert in Toronto, with Rob Buck's former guitar technician Jeff Erickson on lead guitar. Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... The Mighty Wallop! was a short-lived Jamestown, New York-based band formed by Dennis Drew, Steve Gustafson, and Jeff Erickson of the band 10,000 Maniacs in 2001. ... Jerry Augustyniak (or Jerome Augustyniak) (born on 2 September 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Jerry Augustyniak (or Jerome Augustyniak) (born on 2 September 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ...


2002-2007

In 2002, Steve Gustafson, Dennis Drew, and Jerry Augustyniak decided that they wished to continue on with a new lead singer. John Lombardo showed up at the first band practice, found out that the band had hired Jeff Erickson to play lead guitar and Oskar Saville of the Chicago-based band Rubygrass to sing, and quit the band. This lineup toured sporadically between 2002 and 2006, playing a greatest hits show at various festivals. Mary Ramsey rejoined the current edition of 10,000 Maniacs for several dates in 2006, playing viola and singing backing vocals. Steve Gustafson (born on 10 April 1957 in Seville, Sevilla, Spain) is the bass player for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Dennis Drew (born on 8 August 1957 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the keyboardist for the band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Jerry Augustyniak (or Jerome Augustyniak) (born on 2 September 1958 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is the drummer for the American band 10,000 Maniacs. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Current lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, former lead singer of Chicago-based Rubygrass and solo artist. ... A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ... 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ...


In Summer 2006, John and Mary re-formed a folk-rock band called the Valkyries, they appeared August 26 and 27 at the Elmwood Village Festival of the Arts in Buffalo. The Valkyries are composed of several longtime Buffalo music scene stalwarts. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On Tuesday January 27, 2004, Elektra/Asylum/Rhino Records released Campfire Songs:_The Popular,_Obscure_and_Unknown_Recordings, a two CD set compilation, with 31 digitally remastered songs, four of them demos and one unreleased. The second disc contained B-sides and outtakes throughout the band's up to that point career, including many covers. Jackson Browne's "These Days" and Tom Waits's "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" were among those included.
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Band members

10,000 Maniacs have gone through a variety of musicians throughout the history of the band. Here is a partial list of the past, present, and touring musicians:

  • Jerry Augustyniak - Jerry has been the drummer of 10,000 Maniacs since 1983. He's also played with the bands The Stains, Only Humen, League of Blind Women, The Michael Lee Jackson Band, Buffalo Rising, The Damn Straights, etc. He has been the band's main backing vocalist since 1994.
  • Rob Buck - Rob was the lead guitar player from 1981-1999. He co-wrote many of the band's most popular songs. Rob died December 19, 2000 of liver failure at the age of 42.
  • Duane Calhoun - Duane played lead guitar for 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 while Rob Buck was officially in the band, but not performing with them.
  • Chet Cardinale - Chet was an early drummer for the band. He left to pursue a career in acupuncture.
  • Jim Colavito - Jim played saxophone with the band in 1981.
  • Dennis Drew - Dennis has been the keyboard player in the band since 1981. He's also played with The Mighty Wallop!, where he co-wrote much of the band's material, played keyboards, and had lead and harmony vocal duties.
  • Jeff Erickson - Jeff took over lead guitar after his friend and guitar teacher Rob Buck died, beginning by playing a short set during the band's only 2001 appearance. The first time he played with the band was December 12, 1998 on the song "These Are Days", while Buck was away from the band. Jeff was a lead singer/guitar player in the short-lived band The Mighty Wallop!.
  • Tim Edborg - Tim played drums with 10,000 Maniacs in 1981.
  • Morgan Fichter - Morgan was a touring musician with the band in 1992-1993, playing violin and singing backing vocals. She's also played with Camper Van Beethoven and Phish among others.
  • Jim Foti - Jim was the studio drummer for the band's 1982 EP Human Conflict Number Five.
  • Steve Gustafson - Steve has been the band's bass player since 1981. He has also been one of the band's backing vocalists in their live performances since 1994. He was also the bass player in The Mighty Wallop!.
  • Debbie Heverly - Debbie played piano with the band in 1981.
  • Michael Lee Jackson - Michael replaced Rob Buck as the touring lead guitar player on December 11, 1998 and stayed in that spot until the summer of 1999, when Buck returned. Michael has played in Animal Planet and The Michael Lee Jackson Band.
  • Amanda Kramer - Amanda was a touring musician with 10,000 Maniacs in 1992 and 1993 as a second keyboard player, also lending her harmony vocals to some of the songs. Occasionally, she'd back Rob up on guitar, picking up an acoustic on several songs.
  • John Lombardo - John, the band's rhythm guitar player and occasional odd vocalist, co-wrote most of the early Maniacs songs, but left the band in 1986, right before the band "made it big." He returned in 1994 with his duo partner Mary Ramsey, and picked up right where he left off by writing and shaping the band's music. He left the band again in 2002 after the first rehearsal before the "hits" tour.
  • Natalie Merchant - Natalie was the voice of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until she decided to embark on a solo career in 1993. In her later years with the band, she played piano as well.
  • Terry Newhouse - Born February 19, 1957 in Corry, Pennsylvania, Terry was a keyboard player and vocalist in the band "Still Life", which was the band's name before they began calling themselves "10,000 Maniacs." At one time, she was married to Rob Buck. Newhouse died June 8, 2005 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York at the age of 48.
  • Mary Ramsey - Mary opened up shows with John Lombardo as John & Mary in 1990 and would play viola and sing backing vocals with the band on a few songs in 1990-1991. She a touring musician with the band in 1992-1993, playing viola and singing backing vocals. When Natalie Merchant left the band in 1993, Mary replaced her on lead vocals and added the viola as a main instrument of the band, starting with live shows in 1994 and continuing on until 2001. Oskar Saville replaced her as lead singer in 2002, but Mary agreed to become a touring musician with the band in 2006, singing backing vocals and playing viola on select songs. Mary agreed to be the lead singer for the band again for their final show of 2007 after Oskar Saville left the band.
  • Oskar Saville - Oskar took over lead vocals from Mary Ramsey in 2002. She occasionally plays acoustic guitar during live performances. May 8, 2003 was her first live performance with the band. During the song "Stockton Gala Days", she pulled the band's webmaster (at the time) Adam Zeitz on stage to share lead vocals. Oskar was the former lead singer of Rubygrass and also has a solo career. She left the band in late Summer, 2007 and was replaced by the woman she replaced, Mary Ramsey.
  • Bob "O'Matic" Wachter - An early drummer for 10,000 Maniacs, Bob never appeared on a Maniacs album, but was an official member from 1982-1983.
  • Max Weinberg - Best known for his work as the drummer in The E Street Band as well as his drumming on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Max stepped in and was the Maniacs' touring drummer for Fall 1992 shows, when Jerry Augustyniak was hit by a car and broke his collarbone.

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Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Corry is a city located in Erie County, Pennsylvania. ... Rob Buck Robert Buck (August 1, 1958, Jamestown, New York- December 19, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a founding member and guitarist of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until his death. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamestown is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the United States. ... 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ... John Lombardo (born on 30 September 1952 in Jamestown, New York, USA) was one of the original guitarists for the folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... John & Mary is a US folk music act featuring Mary Ramsey and John Lombardo, formed after Lombardo left 10,000 Maniacs in 1986. ... The viola (French, alto; German Bratsche) is a bowed string instrument. ... Natalie Anne OShea Merchant (born October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York, USA) is a professional musician. ... Current lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, former lead singer of Chicago-based Rubygrass and solo artist. ... Current lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, former lead singer of Chicago-based Rubygrass and solo artist. ... 10,000 Maniacs is a US rock band, formed in 1981 and active with various line-ups since that time. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Discography

Human Conflict Number Five was the debut EP by 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Secrets of the I Ching is the 1983 independent debut album by 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Wishing Chair album cover The Wishing Chair is the major-label debut album by 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... In My Tribe is the breakthrough album by folk-rock band 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Blind Mans Zoo is an album that was released by 10,000 Maniacs in 1989. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Our Time in Eden is a 1992 album by 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... MTV Unplugged is a 1993 live album by 10,000 Maniacs. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Love Among the Ruins was the first album released by 10,000 Maniacs with their new lead singer, Mary Ramsey. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Earth Pressed Flat is an album by 10,000 Maniacs, which was released on May 18, 1999 by Bar None Records. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

Year
Song
Album
Chart positions
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock US AC UK Charts
1987 "Peace Train" In My Tribe
-
-
-
-
-
1988 "Like the Weather"
#68
-
#37
-
-
"What's the Matter Here?"
#80
#9
-
-
-
1989 "Trouble Me" Blind Man's Zoo
#44
#3
#20
#7
#77
"Eat for Two"
-
#12
-
-
#93
1992 "Candy Everybody Wants" Our Time in Eden
#67
#5
-
-
-
"These Are Days"
#66
#1
-
#34
#58
1993 "Few and Far Between"
#95
-
-
-
-
"Candy Everybody Wants"
-
-
-
-
#47
"Everyday Is Like Sunday" "Candy Everybody Wants" b-side
-
#22
-
-
-
"Because the Night" MTV Unplugged
#11
#7
-
#9
#65
1997 "More Than This" Love Among the Ruins
#25
-
-
-
-

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References

  • VH1
  • Natalie Merchant's website

External links


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10,000 Maniacs - Music Downloads - Online (262 words)
Bio: 10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie 2,000 Maniacs) was formed in Jamestown, NY, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo.
The remaining 10,000 Maniacs decided to continue performing, adding the folk-rock duo John & Mary (original member Lombardo and violinist/vocalist Mary Ramsey).
In 1999, the remaining Maniacs released The Earth Pressed Flat on Bar/None.
10,000 Maniacs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1012 words)
The Maniacs met Augustyniak when they played in Buffalo, New York, where he was in a punk band called The Strains and he was invited to be part of the band.
On April 21, 1993, 10,000 Maniacs recorded MTV Unplugged and Merchant announced her leaving the band on MTV on August 5, 1993.
The remaining members of 10,000 Maniacs then absorbed John and Mary, with Ramsey on viola and vocals.
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