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Karate

Karate was an American band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 by Geoff Farina, Eamonn Vitt and Gavin McCarthy. In 1995, Jeff Goddard joined the band as bass player, and Vitt moved to second guitar. Vitt departed Karate to pursue a medical career in 1997.

The band was characterised by their love for improvised music and classic rock and their adherence to the DIY punk ethos of their youth, which made them difficult to classify, being a strange fusion of indie rock, punk, blues, jazz and post-rock.

Farina developed hearing problems due to twelve years of p ...read more

Karate was an American band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 by Geoff Farina, Eamonn Vitt and Gavin McCarthy. In 1995, Jeff Goddard joined the band as bass player, and Vitt moved to second guitar. Vitt departed Karate to pursue a medical career in 1997.

The band was characterised by their love for improvised music and classic rock and their adherence to the DIY punk ethos of their youth, which made them difficult to classify, being a strange fusion of indie rock, punk, blues, jazz and post-rock.

Farina developed hearing problems due to twelve years of performance with Karate and was forced to disband the group in July 2005, quietly closing the door on a 12-year run that included 6 studio albums and almost 700 performances in 20 countries.Their final show was played in Rome, Italy, on July 10, 2005. Their music was primarily released on Southern Records. « hide

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LPs
In The Fishtank, Vol 12
2005

3.6
4 Votes
Pockets
2004

3.8
34 Votes
Some Boots
2002

4
28 Votes
Unsolved
2000

3.9
32 Votes
The Bed is in The Ocean
1998

4
18 Votes
In Place of Real Insight
1997

3.6
9 Votes
Karate
1996

4
10 Votes
EPs
Cancel/Sing
2001

3.7
6 Votes
Live Albums
595 (Live)
2007

4
13 Votes
Concerto Al Barchessone Vecchio
2003

3.5
1 Votes

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