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Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

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San Francisco, United States (1986 – present)

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 is an experimental indie rock group formed in 1986 San Francisco, California, though half of its members are from Iowa. Their albums combine lo-fi noise rock and ambient sounds (referred to as “Feller filler”) with tightly constructed rock and pop songs. The band has a small but intensely loyal cult following. Band members are Brian Hageman, Mark Davies, Anne Eickelberg, Hugh Swarts and Jay Paget. Hageman was also a member of the Iowa City based group, Horny Genius.

The band achieved their greatest critical and commercial success in the mid-nineties when they signed with the influential indie rock label Matador Records. It was during this time that Thinking Fellers produced their most prominent albums, Lovelyville, and the critically lauded college radio hit Strangers From the Universe. Despite its relatively poor production values, Mother of All Saints is considered by many fans the group’s masterpiece. In 1996 they toured briefly as an opening act for the then-popular band Live but were not received well by the Live fanbase. Thinking Fellers has been largely dormant since 1996. They have toured sporadically and released only one full album, Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche, which received mixed reviews. They toured Holland, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. in 1994 and made an appearance on the John Peel radio show on the BBC.

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  • painovoima

    best rock band ever

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

    Очень охуенно. Очень и очень охуенно. Слишком охуенно, чтобы я слушал такое.

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • hierojoa

    We celebrate all that's over...

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Solemnmind

    *Stalking the last.fm profiles of everyone who's scrobbled TFUL282 a lot to get recommendations*

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • EJSrocket

    Of all the bands that ever played music, this sure was one of them.

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • brandon_dunlap_

    This is the kind of music I wish I made

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • hazenkamp

    underrated

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • EJSrocket

    Stopping by to say this is one of the best bands ever

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Взрослые мужики, и такой хуйнёй занимаются.

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Angelight2012

    What is this i dont even

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    They knew how to play their instruments.

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • EJSrocket

    CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED OH GOD

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • AndyTithesis

    Super Neato and what nots.

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • AnimeCollection

    come to brazil

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • RicRib

    i want all their work available on spotify god dammit!

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • melez102

    tfw they'll never get their shit reissued that would get all publications to blast them with mad props they deserve. too unhip even for the p4k audience

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • CadenMoran

    TFUITAOTSL282 fuck hyou this band is #1ONE i smoke big WEED to this shit inn the ass #pop make way for CADEN MORAN

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    I'm getting really addicted to this.. Strangers from the Universe and Admonishing the Bishop are so perfect.

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Still the most underrated (in terms of overall greatness to number of listeners ratio) band that I know. Mother of All Saints-- utter masterpiece-- only 2,323 listeners. I hate the world.

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Hey these lot remind me of Faust...just as silly and creative

    6 Feb 2014 Reply
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