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Marginal Man

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Genres  Hardcore punk
Genre  Hardcore punk
Active until  1988
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Years active  1983 (1983)–1988 (1988) 1991, 1995, 2011 (reunions)
Labels  Dischord, Gasatanka, Enigma, Giant
Past members  Steve Polcari Pete Murray Mike Manos Andre Lee Kenny Inouye
Origin  Washington, D.C., United States (1983)
Members  Kenny Inouye, Steve Polcari, Mike Manos, Andre Lee, Peter Murray
Albums  Double Image, Marginal Man, Marginal Man / Discography / Double Image, Identity
Similar  Government Issue, Fire Party, Artificial Peace, Gray Matter, Soulside

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Marginal Man was a punk band that emerged in the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene in 1983. Steve Polcari, Pete Murray, and Mike Manos all had played earlier in Artificial Peace, a band which appears on Dischord Records' important Flex Your Head compilation, an essential document of the 1980s D.C. punk scene. The other two members, Andre Lee and Kenny Inouye, had previously been in the band Toasterhead. Marginal Man played for five years before a final performance at the 9:30 Club on March 24, 1988. They have reunited for shows at the 9:30 Club on August 29, 1991 and December 30, 1995—the second-to-last show at the 9:30 Club's original location—and at Black Cat on August 20, 2011.


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Guitarist Kenny Inouye is the son of former Representative, Senator, and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.


  • Identity 12" EP (Dischord Records, 1984)/CD EP (Dischord, 1997)
  • Double Image LP (Gasatanka/Enigma Records, 1985)/CD (In Your Eye, 2000)
  • Marginal Man LP/CS (Giant Records, 1988)
  • Appearances

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  • "Marginal Man" on the "Alive And Kicking" 7" compilation (WGNS Recordings, 1985)
  • "Stones Of A Wall" on the "State Of The Union" LP compilation (Dischord, 1989)
  • "Friends" on the "Going Nowhere Slow" LP compilation (Double A Records, 1990)
  • "Mainstream" and "Tell Me" on the "...And The Fun Just Never Ends" CD compilation (Lost And Found Records, 1993)
  • "Missing Rungs" and "Manipulator" on the "20 Years Of Dischord" 3xCD compilation (Dischord, 2003)
  • Members

  • Steve Polcari - Vocals
  • Pete Murray - Guitar, Vocals
  • Kenny Inouye - Guitar
  • Andre Lee - Bass
  • Mike Manos - Drums

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    Shades of ReasonDouble Image · 1985
    Double ImageDouble Image · 1985
    Missing RungsIdentity · 1984


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