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There are at least two bands who have used the name The Normals:

1) First wave punk rock band from Jefferson, Louisiana that spanned 1977 to 1984. Members were: David Brewton (Guitar, Vocals), Charlie Hanson (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Luckette (Drums, Vocals) and Steve Walters (Bass). They have an anthology cd out entitled “Your Punk Heritage”.

2) Named in honor of their hometown of Normal, Illinois, this five-piece alternative CCM band comprised Andy Osenga, Mark Lockett, Cason Cooley, BJ Aberle, and Mike Taquino, longtime friends who began playing music together while in grade school. The Normals’ debut LP, Better Than This, appeared in 1998; Coming to Life followed two years later. The bands last release, A Place Where You Belong came in 2002.


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  • AhLaLaLoulah

    If you were in N.O.'s and at least 17 yrs old + you missed out. The dates are wrong as they broke up before 1980 but did play during the holidays once a year until 84. Most of the original crowd sadly died young of various things. And I mean those of us who didn't miss a show and they played 4 X's a week. The Normals weren't the only punk band but were the best by far. Even though they were only around a few years they are responsible for so many other bands formed by their audience. Too numerous to mention but I will mention a few. The Ratfinks,Wayward Youth,The Cold(Bubble Gum) and RZA. Their record was awful and sounded nothing like them. Around the same time ALL their equipment was stolen outside CBGB's. The crowd could not have been more diverse( Tulane students to prostitutes) We all had fun. Back then most people never saw punk rockers. So walking to Jed's alone was no problem. The ones who would normally mug and rape you were too busy laughing. Was hard not to laugh.

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • C_Hashbrown

    Man I want the punk band not some shit christian band...

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bassyd

    It's this band:

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • felcher

    NOLA Normals are where it's at.

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • vangelicmonk

    The Normals (the non-punk CCM band) is an amazing band. Too bad not around anymore.

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • rockrobster23

    I'll see if I can dig up a description for the short-lived punk band. They're from my neck of the woods, but they were disbanded by the time I got old enough to go to shows, so I don't have any personal memories of them. They were fairly popular (on a local level).

    20 Feb 2008 Reply
  • wjshaw2

    So why not post an artist description for your lot too? There are a few Christian bands / artists who get mixed up with bigger bands too e.g. Triumph & Kara

    15 Jul 2007 Reply
  • wjshaw2

    There are far more serious things to be irritated about than that surely. Random wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, etc. for instance

    15 Jul 2007 Reply
  • whiskey_cricket

    I am totally irritated that my Normals tracks lead here! The Normals I am playing are an late 70's punk band from New Orleans. Reco'nize.

    17 Jan 2007 Reply

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