The Dead 60s
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alternative, Indierock, Ska
Performed at Pukkelpop in
1990s, Arctic Monkeys, Art Brut, Bloc Party, Blood Red Shoes, British Sea Power, Bromheads Jacket, The Coral, The Cribs, Dirty Pretty Things, Doves, Editors, The Enemy, The Futureheads, Guillemots, I Am Kloot, Infadels, Kaiser Chiefs, Little Barrie, Look See Proof , Louis XIV, Maxïmo Park, The Music, Pete & The Pirates, The Pigeon Detectives , Radio 4, The Rakes, The Rascals, Razorlight, Red Light Company, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Robocop Kraus, Sons And Daughters, The Subways , The Twang, The View, We Are Scientists, The Zutons, Air Traffic, The Maccabees , The Bees, The Departure
The Dead 60s took the reggae-meets-punk-meets-rock throne that the late great Joe Strummer left behind. From Liverpool, England in the United Kingdom, they comprised of Matt McManamon (Vocals, Guitar), Ben Gordon (Guitar, Organ), Charlie Turner (Bass Guitar), Bryan Johnson (Drums). Named after the saying 'Dead 60s sounding' from Liverpool. Their name was a two fingers up to the usual happy pop tunes that originate there. Their sound was an eclectic mixture of punk rock, large meoldies and reggae bass lines. They had been compared with The Clash and The Specials, with influences also including King Tubby. Their debut album was released in the US in May, Japan in June, and the UK in September 2005. The follow up album 'Time To Take Sides' was recorded in New York early in 2007 with Strokes & Regina Spektor producer David Kahn. The band split soon after Christmas 2007 stating that they 'felt like the band had run its course'. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
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