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[1] Marijne van der Vlugt met guitarist Paul Kennedy whilst studying at film school and knew drummer Rob Wakeman from the house she was living in. They found a bassist and formed a band named The Merry Babes. Marijne sang lead vocals and played keyboards.

Salad’s first album, Drink Me hit the streets in 1995 and peaked at number 17 in the album charts, no doubt thanks to the bands relentless touring around the UK and Europe.

The band split in 1997 after disappointing sales of their second album, Ice Cream. Marijne van der Vlugt is currently in a band named Cowboy Racer, Charley Stone is in Spy51, and Rob Wakeman & Pete Brown are involved with BoreMe.com.

[2] Salad is also a Canadian producer/DJ based out of Ottawa, known for jazz- and disco-influenced house music.

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  • electricchurch

    i remember saw them live in Greece back then..good band

    1 Apr 8:05pm Reply
  • letsbolt

    my love for this band will never die.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dandyboy73

    I remember how each EP seemed to get better and better, a real improvement on the last. Then the album came out and they seemed to lose something just like that...

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Cool

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lintumies

    Still lovin' it!

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Beat_C

    Marijne should host programs again! [2] Or make music.

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • grinngo

    "A thousand miles away from Blur (thank god)". I saw them supporting Blur round the time of Modern Life is Rubbish. I don't have a problem with them being tagged as Britpop - it doesn't mean anything anyway.

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • puppyhand

    Got all their CDs. Good memories.

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • misterPtizza

    самая недооцененная группа 90-х с женским вокалом. love them.

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • OscarDTravis

    Marijne is hot

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Rubberface

    so much love for this band :)

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Andereklaas

    Marijne should host programs again!

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • davidymati

    Great band. Good riffs

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Violetdusk

    I don't know, i think their guitars were a lot more heavier that some bands around at the time (I hated most so-called britpop bands-radiohead excepted) and their melodies and sound were definitely less orthodox compared to the other bands they were lumped in with. Maybe too original and not steeped in endless boring recycled beatles/stones/kinks riffs, like most of UK "indie" scene at the time. Good on them!

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Strontium77

    Totally agree with all the shouts, great band, witty, intelligent and good pop music. I think they might have been too subtle (sounding) to really break through. Pretty lead lady too, a mystery why they didnt take off. Other people's loss though, not ours!

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • byzansia

    The fact that they never became a popular band (even in the indie circles) is one of the world’s true mysteries to me. Perhaps I am exaggerating, but hey, they wrote a many clever songs, had a beautiful frontwoman with an amazing talent of songwriting and singing. How could they possibly be that underrated? Is it because it’s a men’s world, or am I missing out anything?

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • darkdemilich

    Великолепная группа. Одна из любимых.

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • tourmaline07

    Definitely one of the better Britpop acts I'd say , Granite Statue is quite a decent song

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • muncadunc

    How does this amazing band only have twelve shouts??

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • recrimination

    They came out bang in the middle of Brit Pop, and that's when I picked up their CDs. I think that's an accurate tag.

    22 May 2009 Reply
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