Sex Clark Five

Formed 1984
Sex Clark Five
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1984
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Sex Clark Five

Sex Clark Five Biography (Wikipedia)

Sex Clark Five (abbreviated SC5) is an underground indie rock band formed in the early 1980s in Huntsville, Alabama. Calling their inventive, sawed-off power pop songs "strum and drum" (a pun on Sturm und Drang), SC5 released several albums that featured the jangly Rickenbacker guitar sound characteristic of Southern college rock bands of the time, including R.E.M. Guitarists James Butler and Rick Storey and drummer Trick McKaha were all friends from Huntsville High School. After stints in Kinks cover and pseudo punk bands, the three recruited bassist Joy Johnson.

Primary singer/songwriter Butler built quirky, catchy melodic hooks around lyrics that often included offbeat European historical references, and wrapped them around rapidly strummed guitars and rave up surf guitar riffs. Politically charged tunes such as "Liberate Tibet" and "Sarajevo" were called prophetic by some critics. In spite of their political content, SC5's songs were often filled with the kind of wry, outlandish humor exemplified by the band's name (a play on The Dave Clark Five). SC5 would count both Goethe and the Marx Brothers as musical influences. The band was also notorious for erratic live shows. Drummer Trick McKaha would sometimes wear a bag over his head.

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Red Shift
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Red Shift
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Alai (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Alai (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Ashbanipual (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Ashbanipual (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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When John Lennon Died
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When John Lennon Died
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Window To The Works/ Silver Wave (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Window To The Works/ Silver Wave (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Faith / Brandy On Fire (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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Faith / Brandy On Fire (Radio 1 Session, 20 May 1994)
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A Chance/Crime/Dark Eyed Brooch - BBC Session 20/05/1994
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A Chance/Crime/Dark Eyed Brooch - BBC Session 20/05/1994
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Valerie
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Valerie
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I Want You Mine
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I Want You Mine
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