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The term alternative music (also often known as alternative rock) was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. Bands dubbed "alternative" could be most any style not typically heard on the radio; however, most alternative bands were unified by their collective debt to punk. Important bands of the '80s alternative movement included R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Pixies, Hüsker Dü, The Cure, and countless others. Artists largely were confined to indie record labels, building an extensive underground music scene based around college radio, fanzines, touring, and word-of-mouth. Although these groups never generated spectacular album s ... Read More


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QUIRK - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2006
Aaron Saloman Quirky, syncopated rock piece great for running under a segment. Danceable beat, rhythmic electric guitars, with a hint of unease from synth sounds in the background. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
353758 1:00 Medium 120   
Variation (45 second edit) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
263312 0:44 Medium 120   
15sec (15 second edit) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
353756 0:15 Medium 120   
30sec (30 second edit) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
353757 0:30 Medium 120   



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