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G.R.B.- Estoy Tan Contento (Self released) ‘86
GRB were another GREAT band from the late 2nd. wave/mid 80’s Barcelona hardcore scene. Comprised of veteran musician from ULTIMO RESORTE and FRENOPATICSS and DRAMA DEL HORROR, they began playing together in 1984.
Taking their name from the Barcelona restauranteurs association ( Gremio de Restauración de Barcelona) whose notices were often seen hanging on the walls of Barcelona’s restaurants and bars: “G.R.B.” sounded good to them. Releasing a demo in 1985 and the “ESTOY TAN CONTENTO “( I am so happy) 7″, their first vinyl output, GRB were anything but typical thrash. Drawing on their members diverse influences, they sounded like nothing else going on in Spain at the time. Although still playing raw and fast, they incorporated odd time signatures and jazz-like guitar playing to their style. Touring Italy and making fast friends with some of that countries best bands (IMPACT, NEGAZIONE and C.C.M.) also influenced their quirky style of playing.
For a well written history of the band, click HERE
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