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This New York trio played a bouncy brand of dance rock rooted in chintzy '60s Farfisa organ pop and spooky horror- movie soundtrack music. The group first gained recognition in 1979 with a homemade single that featured a stripped- down version of Bowie's "TVC 15," which they re-recorded for their first LP. After a number of personnel changes, the lineup solidified at Lyn Byrd (keyboards), Oliver North (guitar, not international subterfuge), Nic North (bass) and synthetic drums. Comateens is… read more

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  • A roommate of mine in the summer of '85 had an EP of theirs, and they became a big part of that summer's soundtrack.
  • SOMETIMES I HAVE IT BUT THEN SOMETIMES I DON'T! YOU ARE MY NIGHTMARE AND I'LL NEVER WAKE UP!
  • I just discovered this band in a dollar bin. Best dollar I've spent this week! I love "Pictures On A String!"
  • Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • COOOOOOOOOOLD EYES <333333
  • i love you./
  • viva comateens!
  • can someone upload their cd, picture on a string, to me
  • After 26 years, the Comateens self-titled debut album is available on CD as a Limited Collectors Edition. Digitalized from the original master tapes, it contains the songs from both the US and French releases, as well as a bonus track- Cool Chick '79 one of the earliest Comateen recordings.
  • The Comateens have launched a gorgeous new website- www.comateens.com

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