Salem 66

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Salem 66 was an indie-rock group formed in 1982 by Judy Grunwald, Elisabeth Kaplan and Susan Merriam.[1] At the time, a serious almost-all-female rock band was somewhat unusual. Through the Eighties, the band added and subtracted members, including Robert Wilson Rodriguez, Stephen Smith, Tim Condon, and Jim Vincent. The band lasted until 1989 and was an important part of the Boston alternative indie music scene during the 1980s. They recorded and released records on Homestead Records, a label founded by Gerard Cosloy. Their music was described as folk punk, but they could be called jangle pop and a loose association can be made with the Paisley Underground and groups such as R.E.M..

Discography[edit]

All recordings were released by Homestead Records:[2]

  • 1984 - Salem 66 - Six-song 12" EP
  • 1984 - "Across the Sea" b/w "Pony Song" - vinyl 7" 45rpm single
  • 1985 - "Love & Truth" b/w "Primavera" - vinyl 7" 45rpm single
  • 1985 - A Ripping Spin - vinyl LP
  • 1987 - Frequency and Urgency - vinyl LP
  • 1988 - Natural Disasters, National Treasures - vinyl LP, CD
  • 1990 - Down the Primrose Path - vinyl LP, CD

In 1987, Homestead released Your Soul Is Mine, Fork It Over, an 18-song retrospective CD combining selections from all the vinyl-only releases.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Not the Paisley Underground". SPIN 1 (8): 11. December 1985. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Salem 66 discography". Discogs.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Your Soul Is Mine, Fork It Over". AllMusic.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

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