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The Long Ryders were an 80s paisley underground group who came together in Los Angeles. The members came originally from all around the U.S. Most notably, Kentucky native Sid Griffin who shared most the vocals and guitars with Virginian Stephen McCarthy. The band scored a UK hit with Looking for Lewis & Clark in 1985.

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  • a magical whirlwind of sounds and colors, a pleasure that is renewed at every listening. Garage-Psych. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....
  • Not much love for The Long Ryders, here! They were a great band and made some wonderful music.
  • http://www.last.fm/group/Drive%2BBy%2B%2526%2BTruck%2BYourself
  • fantastic group - personally think native sons was there finest moment
  • the best song when I was young girl .
  • We need one more reunion tour! PLEASE! Coal Porters live was last time i saw Sid Griffin performing. A Really special night in a little village.
  • The Long Ryders. Arguably the greatest band ever.
  • Masters of War is on the cover CD for Uncut Magazine's December issue.
  • An empty shoutbox, that is a crime. This group was freaking awesome for its time. If you enjoy these guys, check out The Coal Porters, another Sid Griffin project.

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