The A Band were an amorphous, obscure collective of musicians, noise and performance art practitioners and others based in Nottingham, England, in the early ’90s. They have come to have far more influence on the “underground” music scene than any of those involved at the time would have considered feasible.

Numbering anything from 3 to 20 performers when gigging or recording, anyone could play anything at any time with nothing previously planned. The results were varied in quality but the event was paramount, and always fun.

More background info (dates, lineups, etc) and sounds at the MySpace A Band page . Pics at the A Band Flickr set .


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  1. Ah, whatever happened to the a band? Is there anything as radical now? Or is everyone still trying to copy The Strokes?

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