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The Vindictives

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The Vindictives were a Chicago-based punk pop group during the 1990s. They were peers with Screeching Weasel, The Queers and other bands from the era, they were also heavily-influenced by the Ramones. Joey Vindicitive’s characteristic nasal melodies often told the story of alienation, psychosis, social-ills, and contiunally rejected rules of politeness. The lyrics were often intelligent outrages communicated through intentionally immature self defeating soliloquies.

They began their career in 1991, cutting their first 7” record later that year with the lineup of Joey Vindictive (vocals), Johnny Personality (bass), Billy Blastoff (guitar), Dr. Bob (guitar), P.J. Parti (drums) and Erik Elsewhere (drums). The band would end up releasing 12 albums until July of 1996, when Joey Vindictive revealed that his health issues would prevent the band from going on. Luckily for him, he overcame his ailments to re-form the band in 2000, cutting a new album and overseeing the re-release of a significant part of their catalog.

As of July, The Vindictives’ discography is now available for free here:

http://www.vindictivesmusic.com/

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