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FRIENDS OF BARNEY

The intensity of this 1990 formed group was certainly justified in their explosive live shows. Just before the disbandment their music had been conserved on vinyl by Brigade der besten Qualität.

Friends of BarneySome Friends Of Barney: Micha, Henrik and Stefan

The members Henrik (drums), Stefan (guitar), Api (voc.) und Micha (bass) were influenced by different bands and styles from the eighties and early nineties, such as Primus, No Means No, Discharge or Bad Religion. From this melange they created a new and inimitable style.

Founding members Henrik and Stefan received the help of Barney (who had been a great fan of Mark "Barney" Greenway, singer of Napalm Death) finding the other band mates by his foresight and immense musical understanding. It followed a short but acute flush through noise and scene. They started furiously in Berlin (Lychi) and then they were celebrated in Switzerland (Hirschi in Basel and Wohlgroth in Zurich). Wherever they performed they left behind a groove of enthusiasm and amazement.

The video clip of Seven Walls Falling (produced by Kerstin) emphasizes this zenith of Friends of Barney and was broadcasted on one of the best slots of Berlin's regional TV channel.

The reasons for the sudden breakup of the band are unknown due to lack of memory, and thus various versions have been published. Since a definite end had never been confirmed by the members of the band, there still is very small hope for a forthcoming gig - diminutive but existing ...

Release:

FRIENDS OF BARNEY / SLIMY VENEREAL DISEASES
SPLIT LP (1994) BRIG 001

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