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The Neighbors


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1. The Neighbors were an 80s power pop band.
2. The Neighbors were a Hardcore band from San Diego.
3. The Neighbors are a family-based indie-rock band from Orem, Utah.

1. The Neighbors…a band that was shunned by the world. Now let’s go back, back in time to the year 1985. There were three men playing together for awhile: John, Scott and Steve in a group called Punch Me Judy. Then a man named Pete joined up for the experience that was to be, in a basement in Arlington, Virginia, just off route 50. For something like 48 hours, they deemed themselves Herschel’s Neighbors, memorized chords and lyrics. Days later, they played at a club in Washington, DC that no longer exists, calling themselves Bag 85.

Some parents were there, a few friends, some regulars, future fans, future nobodies. It was an excellent evening, the die was cast. Only months later, the band now called The Neighbors, entered the Arlington studio of Don Zientara called Inner Ear (home of many of the DC area bands that recorded for the Dischord label) to record the album “Famous Potatoes” which would see release on a small french label (Closer).

Later there were tours through the South and Northeast of America. There were gigs with Roy Orbison, NRBQ, Marshall Crenshaw, The dB’s and others too wonderfully obscure to mention. Then, under the managerial guidance of a man named John Rowny—whose father was a major player in NATO, but had nothing to do with the career of The Neighbors—more action came.

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  • TrivialMuzik

    Negative Attraction is the sh!t

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • winslowwinslow

    this band fucking thrashes a hole in my spine, so just how or why is it that bryan adams and paul mccartney are similar artists? wut?

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TrueMithrandir

    great band, very underrated, just some awesome ripping hardcore!

    20 Sep 2008 Reply

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