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Abecedarians were a Los Angeles based trio active in the mid to late 80's. Chris Manecke (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Kevin Dolan (drums) and John Blake (bass) specialized in reverb heavy, synth driven post-punk songs. Manecke's rich vocals and unusual lyrics were the most distinctive aspects of this little known band.

In the mid 90's, Abecedarians' Chris Manecke and John Blake formed First Men on the Sun along with Jason Toney on drums. They released a self titled album on Southwest… read more

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  • Avatar for drownedinsound2
    Probably one of the best bands in the world!!
  • Avatar for ddisgustipated
    Damn, they're just too fucking good. <3
  • Avatar for Namey
    loads of new old pictures shared at fb courtesy of Chris Manecke
  • Avatar for Ana_ak
    dinner is simply one of the greatest songs ever
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  • Avatar for Nyasa_Lake
    Ghosts is definitely one of the most beautiful songs I've ever met.
  • Avatar for rochenrol
    Ghosts has an amazingly intimate feel.
  • Avatar for ShySquirrel
    Amazing band.They deserve much more attention.
  • Avatar for weimarrepublic
    Most unique?? They sound like a pastiche of all of the successful elements of early Factory.
  • Avatar for Hellraiser917
    I would agree, not the best band from LA ever but definitely up there!!

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