Adam West (band)
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|Origin||Washington D.C., USA|
|Genres||Hard rock, punk|
|Years active||1991 – 2008|
|Labels||Fandango Records (USA)
People Like You Records (Europe)
|Past members||Dan-o Deckleman
Adam West was formed in the early 1990s, when vocalist Jake Starr decided to form a garage band with a 1960s Rock n' Roll sound. They released their first single, "I Get a Sensation", on Fandango Records in 1993. Their discography consists of 35 7-inch singles, one 10-inch EP, five full-length studio albums, three outtakes/B-sides albums, and 40 appearances on compilation albums.
Disbanding and aftermath
In 2008, Adam West released their final album ESP: Extra Sexual Perception, and played their farewell tour in Europe. They concluded an almost 17-year career at a sold-out show in their hometown of Washington, DC on November 8, 2008.
After the break-up, the four band members proceeded with other projects. Steve and Mario had previously formed the band Borracho as a side project, but decided to pursue it full-time. Jim continued with Channel 43. Jake "retired" for a few years but released one solo 7" single on Bootleg Booze Records in Sweden and two 7" singles for his Jewish Joy Division tribute band Goy Division.
Since late 2011, Jake has formed a new band called Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness, who will release multiple 7" singles in 2012.
In 2011, the Adam West compilation Five The Hard Way! All Recordings 1992-1994 was released, consisting of 16 songs recorded between 1992 and 1994, seven of which were officially released beforehand. The compilation features music made by the original Adam West line-up of Jake Starr, Tom Barrick, Andy Rapoport, Ray Wiley, Bill Crandall, and Phil Munds. In 1996, Fandango pressed up a handful of promo CDs (fr-002) that compiled 14 of these songs and distributed them to band members and close friends only. This compilation marks the first time all 16 songs have been remastered, compiled, and officially released.
- Jake Starr – vocals
- Steve – bass
- Jim Sciubba – drums
- Mario Trubiano – guitar
- Dan-o Deckleman
- Ben Brower
- Steve Baise
- Tom Barrick
- Kevin Hoffman
- Johnny May
- Derrick Baranowsky
- James Marlowe
- Johnny Epiphone
- Bill Crandall
- Ray Wiley
- Andy Rapoport
- Phil Munds
- Washington Area Music Awards
- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001: Best Hard Rock Group (won)
- 1998, 2000: Best Hard Rock Vocalist (won)
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- 1998 Wammies wamadc.com. 1999. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
- 1999 Wammies wamadc.com. 2000. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
- 2000 Wammies wamadc.com. 2000. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.
- 2001 Wammies wamadc.com. 2002. Retrieved on 28 July 2012.