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Adam West (band)

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Years active  1991 – 2008
Genres  Hard rock, Punk rock
Active until  2008
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Labels  Fandango Records (USA) People Like You Records (Europe)
Website  http://fandangorecs.com/adamwest
Past members  Dan-o Deckleman Ben Brower Steve Baise Tom Barrick Kevin Hoffman Johnny May Derrick Baranowsky James Marlowe Johnny Epiphone Bill Crandall Ray Wiley Andy Rapoport Phil Munds
Origin  Washington, D.C., United States
Members  Jake Starr, Derrick Baranowsky
Albums  Hi‐Balls Are Rolling!, Mondo Royale
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Adam West are a Washington D.C-based hard rock/psychedelic rock band.

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History

Adam West was formed in the early 1990s, when vocalist Jake Starr decided to form a garage band with a 1960s Rock n' Roll sound. They released their first single, "I Get a Sensation", on Fandango Records in 1993. Their discography consists of 35 7-inch singles, one 10-inch EP, five full-length studio albums, three outtakes/B-sides albums, and 40 appearances on compilation albums.

Disbanding and aftermath

In 2008, Adam West released their final album ESP: Extra Sexual Perception, and played their farewell tour in Europe. They concluded an almost 17-year career at a sold-out show in their hometown of Washington, DC on November 8, 2008.

After the break-up, the four band members proceeded with other projects. Steve and Mario had previously formed the band Borracho as a side project, but decided to pursue it full-time. Jim continued with Channel 43. Jake "retired" for a few years but released one solo 7" single on Bootleg Booze Records in Sweden and two 7" singles for his Jewish Joy Division tribute band Goy Division.

Since late 2011, Jake has formed a new band called Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness, who will release multiple 7" singles in 2012.

In 2011, the Adam West compilation Five The Hard Way! All Recordings 1992-1994 was released, consisting of 16 songs recorded between 1992 and 1994, seven of which were officially released beforehand. The compilation features music made by the original Adam West line-up of Jake Starr, Tom Barrick, Andy Rapoport, Ray Wiley, Bill Crandall, and Phil Munds. In 1996, Fandango pressed up a handful of promo CDs (fr-002) that compiled 14 of these songs and distributed them to band members and close friends only. This compilation marks the first time all 16 songs have been remastered, compiled, and officially released.

Final members

  • Jake Starr – vocals
  • Steve – bass
  • Jim Sciubba – drums
  • Mario Trubiano – guitar
  • Past members

  • Dan-o Deckleman
  • Ben Brower
  • Steve Baise
  • Tom Barrick
  • Kevin Hoffman
  • Johnny May
  • Derrick Baranowsky
  • James Marlowe
  • Johnny Epiphone
  • Bill Crandall
  • Ray Wiley
  • Andy Rapoport
  • Phil Munds
  • Awards

    Washington Area Music Awards
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001: Best Hard Rock Group (won)
  • 1998, 2000: Best Hard Rock Vocalist (won)
  • Songs

    Flower - Fist and Bestial WailRight On! · 2001
    I Get a Sensation2002
    Gentlemen’s EveningRight On! · 2001

    References

    Adam West (band) Wikipedia


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