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Lost Classics! The Fabulous Poodles

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags on October 28, 2008 by 30daysout

“New Wave,” as it applied to music we heard in the United States from roughly 1978 through the early 1980s, was a highly relative term.  In some cases, New Wave was a convenient record label camouflage for bands who were actually punk.  And it served as a nice label to pin onto acts that nobody could pigeonhole.

Case in point: The Fabulous Poodles.  They weren’t really punk, in fact they were heavily influenced by ’60s bands like the Who and especially the Kinks.  The Poodles started out in 1975 as a novelty/comedy act and were known for their wild stage antics.  Their first album, in 1977, was produced by the Who’s bass player John Entwistle and the Fabulous Poodles (Frank Zappa apparently gave them the name) cut only two more albums, both produced by Muff Winwood.

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