The Cynics

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This article is about the rock band. For the ancient Greek school of philosophy, see Cynic.
The Cynics
Origin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres garage rock revival
Years active 1983–1994; 2002–present
Labels Get Hip Records
Members Gregg Kostelich
Michael Kastelic
Past members Becky Smith
Bill von Hagen
Amy Mathesius
Max Terasauro
Pam Reyner
Steve Magee
Kris Kasperowski
Mike Kolesar
Mike Quinlan
Mark Keresmann
Mike Michalski
Dave Vucenich
Richard Schnapp
Smith Hutchings
Thomas Hohn

The Cynics are an American influential garage rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band, consisting of guitarist Gregg Kostelich, drummer Bill Von Hagen, vocalist Michael Kastelic, bass player Steve Magee, and keyboardist Becky Smith (later founder of New York City's Bellwether gallery), who debuted with their first album, Blue Train Station in 1986. She wrote one of the four extra tracks included on the expanded reissue of Twelve Flights Up, entitled Sixteen Flights Up.[1] (The other three tracks are cover songs.) They underwent a number of lineup changes culminating in 1990s Rock and Roll album. Get Hip Records is their independent record label.

Members[edit]

  • Gregg Kostelich - Guitar (1983–1994; 2002–present)
  • Michael Kastelic - Lead vocals, percussion (1985–1994; 2002–present)
  • Pablo González "Pibli" - Drums (2008–present)
  • Angel Kaplan - Bass guitar (2008–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Mark Keresmann - Lead vocals (1983-1985)
  • Becky Smith - Keyboard (1986–1988)
  • Bill von Hagen - Drums (1983–1987, 1988)
  • Mike Kolesar - Drums (1987–1988, 1988–1989)
  • Mike Quinlan - Drums (1988, 1991)
  • Amy Mathesius - Bass (1985–1986)
  • Max Terasauro - Drums (1993–1994)
  • Pam Reyner - Bass (1983–1984)
  • Steve Magee - Bass (1986–1990)
  • Kris Kasperowski - Bass (1990–1992)
  • Mike Michalski - Bass (1992–1994)
  • Dave Vucenich - Bass, backing vocals (1993–1994)
  • Richard Schnapp - Guitar (1985)
  • Smith Hutchings - Bass (2002)
  • Thomas Hohn - Drums (1989–1991; 2002)
  • Jack "JACKIE ROBIN" Schmitt- Drums (1991 European tour) (2004-2005)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Blue Train Station (1987)
  • Twelve Flights Up (1988) - reissue as Sixteen Flights Up (2000)
  • Rock 'n' Roll (1989)
  • Learn to Lose (1993)
  • Get Our Way (1994)
  • Living is the Best Revenge (2002)
  • Here We Are (2007)
  • Spinning Wheel Motel (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • Painted My Heart/Sweet Young Thing (1984)
  • No Place to Hide/Hard Times (1985)
  • Lying All The Time/Summer's Gone (1986)
  • '69/Friday Night (1986 - Fan Club)
  • No Way/Dancing On The Walls (1987)
  • I'm In Pittsburgh and It's Raining/Smoke Rings (1988 - Fan Club)
  • I Don't Need You/Girl, You're On My Mind (1990)
  • Buick Mackane/Born to Lose (1991)
  • Right Here With You/Learn to Lose (1992)
  • I Live Alone/Hand In Hand (1993)

Live[edit]

  • No Siesta Tonight (Live in Madrid) (1994)

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael K on Outsight Radio Hours : Outsight Radio Hours : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 

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