- The Dead Stars On Hollywood
Infobox musical artist
Name = The Dead Stars On Hollywood
Background = group_or_band
Origin = New York City,
New York, USA
Glam rock New Wave rock Alternative rock
Years_active = 2000–present
URL = [http://www.deadstarsonhollywood.com/ deadstarsonhollywood.com]
The Dead Stars On Hollywood are a rock band based in
New York City, NY, USA, that incorporates elements of glam, new wave and goth into their alternative rock sound. The group's name was inspired by the “cinematic” imagery of the glory days of old Hollywood.
The band's sound has been compared to and influenced by T-Rex, Love & Rockets and includes lyrical references to Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
The Dead Stars On Hollywood performed live shows in bars and clubs throughout Portland, OR as they recorded their demo recordings as early as 1998 under the band name Strongbox. The band was known to rehearse and perform in the popular local classic arcade
Ground Kontrol. In 1998 founding member Kneel Cohnbecame known as a producer for his remixing and production work on the song " Falling up" by the band Collidewhich appeared on their remix album entitled Distortreleased on Cargo Records.
Fran Ashcroftknown for his work with Damon Alburnof the UK band Blurand Lords Of Acid recorded and produced two singles which appear on the Anthems For The Friendly-Fire Generation EPreleased on the Apocalypstick UKlabel.
The band achieved attention as a supporting act for bands
Placebo, Gwarand Idlewild. The song “Flaunt It Like This” was being heard on college radio and as a result the song “Prozac Smile" appeared in the motion picture “Blast” released in 2000 starring Liesel Matthews, Adam LaVorgnaand PJ Soles.
The group was known for its affiliation with the local Portland music scene which at the time included bands
The Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleater Kinney, Everclear, and Elliott Smith. Guitarist Peter Holmstromof The Dandy Warhols played guitar on the song "Planet Girl".
Following the release of Anthems For The Friendly-Fire Generation in 2003, the band relocated to New York City. Over the next three years the band line-up went through several changes as they began to re-establish themselves in their new surroundings and further define their sound performing in NYC live music mainstays
Knitting Factory, Mo Pitkin'sand Luna Lounge.
The Strongbox Sessions" ( 2000)
Anthems For The Friendly-Fire Generation" ( 2005)
The Seventh Floor Sessions" ( 2007)
Flaunt It Like This" ( 2000)
Prozac Smile" ( 2000)
Bang Bang Love" ( 2003)
Planet Girl" ( 2003)
Sexy TV Trash" ( 2007)
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