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There are three bands with the name The Call.

1. The Call were a San Francisco Bay Area-based rock band originally formed in Santa Cruz in 1980 by vocalist/guitarist Michael Been, Scott Musick, and Tom Ferrier. Despite support from such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, and Jim Kerr, the band never achieved the success they deserved.

The eponymous premiere album was recorded in England, and Michael Been later recalled that the band was in an exploratory phase at… read more

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  • Avatar for RiskGrave
    Discovered them on the recommendation of a blues loving Canadian hippy chick I used to work with. She used to follow Michael Been around on tour and considered him a guru. We bonded over a shared love of music, Howling Wolf, Anvil, a pretty generous mixed bag of artists. I appreciated our chats and I appreciate and very much enjoy the Call, thanks to her. Dunno how she's doing nowadays. Hope you're still out there groovin', Jess.
  • Avatar for James_Hartley
    Nice find.
  • Avatar for jonodude
    I want to see their first three albums on CD.
  • Avatar for filR
    These are some really excellent tunes.
  • Avatar for GalaxyExpress99
    What a band! :) I first discovered them in East Berlin, while shopping for records at a vintage market. Was there dropping records into my hand one after the other, when I heard 'The Walls Came Down'. He didn't have to play very much. I was bloody fucking hooked! This young kid in a torn shirt was playing Modern Romans. His dad owned the store. I immediately snatched the opportunity and told him I was buying that too. My boyfriend was gutted as I'd beat him to it! Immensely wicked post-punk record.
  • Avatar for epi_gee
    do not vote up the Black Metal band pic... the World doesn't need any more Black Metal bands. They can change thier name.. vote up the original Call pics :)
  • Avatar for epi_gee
    LAME !! I came here to omment on how few listens the call has... UNREAL !!! 77,649 ... and 200 are mine. Is that accurate? I find it hard to believe with all the shit that has 2 millions plays on this site. THEN I find out that Michael Been has died as well. DOUBLE LAME !!! RIP. All the Black Metal fans that are coming into this page, do yourself a favor and listen to the original CALL ! they are fantastic. -E
  • Avatar for Enrique67
    Still missing Michael Been. One of the most underrated songwriters of his generation...so much passion, vision, and truth in his songs. You are still missed!
  • Avatar for lotsajoy
    I found out about these guys after clicking on the tag called "Black Metal".
  • Avatar for PEKADO
    RIP *******

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