Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2007

Atlantic records band

It was a band on Atlantic Records from 1991 to 1993 featuring original members: singer-songwriter Michael Bramon, guitarist-songwriter John Valentine Carruthers (formerly of Siouxsie And The Banshees -where he had replaced Robert Smith who had left to form The Cure), and drummer-songwriter Paul Ferguson (formerly of Killing Joke -which he co-founded).

Crush was previously known as Pleasurehead on Island Records from 1990-1991. Bramon left Crush to form Head with Saraya, Joan Jett guitarist-songwriter Tony Bruno (aka Tony Rey) in 1993 (Bruno later joined and co-wrote for Enrique Iglesias, and produced and co-wrote for Mandy Moore). Carruthers is a co-writer of the Banshees classic song, "Cities In Dust." Ferguson, who co-wrote "The Wait." made famous by Metallica, later joined his former drum roadie, Alex Patterson in The Orb. In 1990, the unsigned Patterson, whilst working as an assistant to UK remixer Youth, had sent Bramon & Ferguson his early Orb demos- and he was then tapped to remix Pleasurehead's "She Came Down" (later remixed for US radio in 1993 by PM Dawn. The Orb was soon signed to Island Records himself through some initial efforts & connections made at Island (and their sub-label Delicious Vinyl) by Bramon & Ferguson. Pleasurehead was formed originally with bassist Legion, who was introduced to Bramon by MTV 120 Minutes VJ-producer-co-creator Dave Kendall, Bramon's roommate in New York City at that time.

Kendall was originally brought on board to 120 Minutes in 1986 by MTV executive Judy McGrath (later president of MTV) through connections made to MTV by Bramon. In 1993 Kendall left MTV to host and write the weekly television show Music Scoupe on the Fox network. Matt Pinfield then replaced Kendall as host of 120 Minutes shortly thereafter. Obviously compiled and written by Michael Bramon.

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