A.P.P.L.E. is an influential anarchist peace punk band, formed in New York City circa 1984. Influenced by U.K bands like Crass, Flux Of Pink Indians, and D.I.R.T., A.P.P.L.E. is among the vanguard of impassioned anarcho-punk bands who combined the aggression of anarchist hardcore like the American band Dead Kennedys with the peace-centric message and attitude of '60s folk .
A.P.P.L.E. was founded by brother and sister Vinny Apple and Jae Apple. Other former members of A.P.P.L.E. have included Mike Millet, Mickey Malignant, Javier Madriaga, Josh K., Mike G., Joe, and new member Chuck. The and slowly faded away in the late 1980s, but in 2006 started rehearsing for an upcoming 20-year reunion. The band was inspired to do so when they heard that American talk show host Jerry Springer had been playing A.P.P.L.E.'s cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind" on his radio show on "Freedom Fridays."
Their influence spread worldwide and can be felt in anarcho-punk bands of the '80s and '90s such as Anti-Product and Contravene, as well as heard in current anarchist folk-punk bands such as Against Me! and This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb.
Jae's vocals, in particular, have bore distinct comparability to '60s American rock band Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick and '70s British punk band Xray Spex's Poly Styrene, from the onset of the band to this very day.
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