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Shudder to Think was an American rock group. Formed in 1986, they released three albums on the Washington, D.C. Dischord Records label and have been labeled a punk band, though they drew upon a wide range of stylistic influences, including pop. Their music is characterized by a complex mix of these stylistic influences, as well as by technical precision and melodic virtuosity. Singer Craig Wedren's characteristic operatic singing style set the band apart from other post-punk D.C.-area bands. See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in D.C.-area independent punk, hardcore, and post-hardcore music. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Lead singer for Shudder to Think, lead for newer pop-mash project, BABY. ...

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History

The band's first lineup was Wedren (vocals and guitar), Chris Matthews (guitar), Stuart Hill (bass) and Mike Russell (drums). (Wedren, Larson, and Matthews had all attended The Field School, a small private highschool in Washington, D.C.) In this incarnation, the band released two singles and one album (Curse, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses, 1989) before being signed by the Dischord label. Three albums were then released (Ten-Spot, 1990, Funeral at the Movies, 1991, and Get Your Goat, 1992), before the band gained greater exposure by touring with Fugazi and the Smashing Pumpkins. Lead singer for Shudder to Think, lead for newer pop-mash project, BABY. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Fugazi may refer to: an Italian slang term for something that is fake/not authentic. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ...


Swiz ex-bassist Nathan Larson (guitars) and ex- Jawbox drummer Adam Wade replaced Matthews and Russell in 1992, immediately prior to a major-label contract with Epic with whom Pony Express Record was released in 1994. The album's angular, mathematical post-modernism earned it an intense, if limited, following. Nathan Larson (born 12 September 1970 in Maryland), composer and musician, formerly lead guitarist for the influential 90s band Shudder To Think, now award-winning maker of music for film and , most recently, founder of the band Hot One. ... Jawbox was a punk rock/indie rock/post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C.. Its members were J. Robbins (vocals/guitar), Bill Barbot (guitar), Kim Coletta (bass guitar), and Adam Wade & Zach Barocas (drums). ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Pony Express Record ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ...


Over the next few years, Wedren successfully battled Hodgkin's Disease, Larson recorded an album with side project band Mind Science of the Mind and Wade left the group. His replacement was Kevin March, formerly drummer with Dambuilders. Hodgkins disease is a type of lymphoma described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, and characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. ... The Dambuilders were a band in the early 1990s Boston rock scene. ...


Another album, 50,000 B.C. was released in 1997. The band also worked on music for soundtracks including First Love, Last Rites and High Art. In 1998, the band wrote and performed two songs for the film Velvet Goldmine. See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... Cover of First Love, Last Rites First Love, Last Rites is a collection of short stories by Ian McEwan. ... High Art (1998) is an independent movie directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ...


However, 1998 was Larson's departure and the end of the group. Wedren has pursued a solo career, including an appearance on the Down to You soundtrack with Didn't Mean to Do You Harm, and contributed backing vocals to Verve Pipe's 1999 eponymous album. See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... A boy/girl film about broken trust. ... The Verve Pipe are an American grunge band from Lansing, Michigan. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ...


Both Larson and Wedren have gone on to create highly regarded music for films. Wedren also makes solo music, and released his debut album, Lapland, in 2005. Larson has formed a new band called Hot One. Hot One is a North American rock band formed in 2005. ...


Quasi-Reunion

On September 17, 2007 at The Mercury Lounge in NYC, Craig Wedren, Nathan Larson, and Kevin March performed a brief set together.[1] And on February 4, 2008, at the Barack Rock event, organized by Wedren for http://www.getupandvote.com, Larson and Wedren joined together on stage to play a powerful set together. Wedren implied that a more substantial reunion is in the works.


Band members

  • Craig Wedren - vocals,guitars
  • Chris Matthews - guitars
  • Stuart Hill - bass
  • Mike Russell - drums & backing vocals
  • Adam Wade - drums
  • Nathan Larson - guitar & backing vocals

Lead singer for Shudder to Think, lead for newer pop-mash project, BABY. ... Nathan Larson (born 12 September 1970 in Maryland), composer and musician, formerly lead guitarist for the influential 90s band Shudder To Think, now award-winning maker of music for film and , most recently, founder of the band Hot One. ...

Albums

Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in D.C.-area independent punk, hardcore, and post-hardcore music. ... Pony Express Record ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

7" Singles

  • It Was Arson (1988, Sammich)
  • Catch of the Day (1990, Trout, split w/ Unrest)
  • Medusa Seven (1990, Hoss)
  • Hit Liquor (1994, Dischord)

Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...

Soundtracks

Cover of First Love, Last Rites First Love, Last Rites is a collection of short stories by Ian McEwan. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... High Art (1998) is an independent movie directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

Compilations

  • Funeral At the Movies/Ten Spot

References

  1. ^ "Shudder to Think Reunite in NYC, Sort Of", Spin Magazine, 18 September 2007. 

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