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This Band Is Not Domesticated

Back in the rough and tumble days of the 80s, Variant Cause was a wildcard on the Seattle scene, with a brand of New Wave art rock that had elements of old-time rock and roll along with an anything-goes kind of stage presence. This song was also played by the precursor group Sweet Madness.

by Jon Davis, Published 2017-08-25


Filed under: Video

Related artist(s): Sweet Madness / Next Exit, Variant Cause / Koo Dot Tah

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