The Make-Up

US post-punk band. Formed 1995. Disbanded 2000
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The Make-Up Biography (Wikipedia)

The Make-Up is an American post-punk band from Washington, D.C. formed in 1995, consisting of ex-Nation of Ulysses frontman Ian Svenonius on vocals, James Canty on guitar and organ, Steve Gamboa on drums, and Michelle Mae on bass guitar. The Make-Up were joined in late 1999 by a fifth member, Alex Minoff (of the groups Golden and Extra Golden), who played guitar with the group until the band's dissolution in early 2000.

The Make-Up combined garage rock, soul, and a self-styled liberation theology to make a new genre they called "Gospel Yeh-Yeh". This style led to an emphasis on live performances and interaction between the band and their audience, incorporating the audience into the performances as a "fifth member", creating what one reviewer described as ""highly energetic and participatory live shows". Parallel to the band's gospel musical stylings, the Make-Up produced music under a communism-influenced political philosophy that they saw as counter to the capitalist form of modern rock and roll and pop music.

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Call Me Mommy (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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Call Me Mommy (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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I Am Pentagon (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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I Am Pentagon (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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Every Baby Cries the Same (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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Every Baby Cries the Same (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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The Prophet (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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The Prophet (John Peel session 7 Nov 1999)
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Watch It With That Thing (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Watch It With That Thing (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Wade In The Water (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Wade In The Water (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Live InThe Rhythm Hive (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Live InThe Rhythm Hive (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Caught In The Rapture Haggerty (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Caught In The Rapture Haggerty (Radio 1 Session, 15 May 1997)
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Pow! to the People
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Pow! to the People
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Walking On A Dune
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Walking On A Dune
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Call Me Mommy
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Call Me Mommy
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The Prophet
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The Prophet
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Here Comes The Judge
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Here Comes The Judge
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Intro (Hold It)
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Intro (Hold It)
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Wade In The Water
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Wade In The Water
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Born On the Floor
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Born On the Floor
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Live In the Rhythm Hive
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Live In the Rhythm Hive
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I Am Pentagon
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I Am Pentagon
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White Belts
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White Belts
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Hey Joe
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Hey Joe
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Every Baby Cries The Same
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Every Baby Cries The Same
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