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The Legendary Pink Dots

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The Legendary Pink Dots are a UK rock band formed in London at the end of the late 1970s and who although distinctly underground, have been musically influential over the years. The band has as its focal point the vocalist of the band Edward Ka-Spel, who is, along with Phil Knight, one of the original remaining members of the band. Their music is nothing if not original and it is difficult to categorise, but comparisons may reasonably be drawn at certain points with bands like Pink Floyd and Can.

In 1984 the band transplanted itself to Amsterdam which led to a shift in the original lineup, the original bassist Roland Callaway leaving at this time.

Their sound is an amalgamation of psychedelic rock, industrial, synth-pop and avant-garde. They have released over 40 records since and continuously tour the world.

The band has also collaborated with Skinny Puppy's cEvin Key, forming a band named The Tear Garden. Key also appears on the 1994 album 9 Lives to Wonder.

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