Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

The Dream Syndicate

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Los Angeles, United States (1981 – 1989)

There are two groups known as The Dream Syndicate:

1. The Dream Syndicate was a guitar-driven band from L.A. from 1981 to 1989, originally associated with the music movement.

2. An ensemble dedicated to the realization of La Monte Young’s work, composed of:
John Cale (strings), Tony Conrad (strings), Angus MacLise (percussion), La Monte Young (vocals), Marian Zazeela (vocals)

The rest of this article describes the first group; for the second, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theater_of_Eternal_Music .

While attending the University of California, Davis, Wynn and Smith played together (with future True West members Russ Tolman and Gavin Blair) in The Suspects. Moving back home to Los Angeles, Wynn recorded a single under the name 15 Minutes (as in “of fame”) as his intended farewell to music. He did not follow that course. Rehearsing in a band called Goat Deity, Wynn met Precoda, who had answered an ad for a bass player, and the two joined to form a new group, with Precoda switching to guitar. Smith came to play bass, and brought in drummer Dennis Duck, who had played in the locally successful, Pasadena-based Human Hands.

Duck suggested the name “The Dream Syndicate,” a reference to Tony Conrad’s early 1960s New York experimental ensemble (better known as The Theater of Eternal Music), whose members included John Cale.

Videos

Top Albums

Events

Add event

Listening Trend

44,654listeners all time
463,154scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners