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The Jim Carroll Band

The Jim Carroll Band was a New Wave/punk rock group formed by poet and writer Jim Carroll, in 1978, after encouragement from Patti Smith. The band was formerly called Amsterdam, based in San Francisco, California. The musicians were: Steve Linsley (bass), Wayne Woods (drums), Brian Linsley and Terrell Winn (guitars). Their biggest commercial success was the single "People Who Died", from their 1980 debut album, Catholic Boy. The album featured contributions from Allen Lanier and Bobby Keys. The song was covered by John Cale on his Antártida soundtrack. Later albums were ...read more

The Jim Carroll Band was a New Wave/punk rock group formed by poet and writer Jim Carroll, in 1978, after encouragement from Patti Smith. The band was formerly called Amsterdam, based in San Francisco, California. The musicians were: Steve Linsley (bass), Wayne Woods (drums), Brian Linsley and Terrell Winn (guitars). Their biggest commercial success was the single "People Who Died", from their 1980 debut album, Catholic Boy. The album featured contributions from Allen Lanier and Bobby Keys. The song was covered by John Cale on his Ant├írtida soundtrack. Later albums were Dry Dreams (1982) and I Write Your Name (1983), both with contributions from Lenny Kaye. The band split around 1984. He was the author of The Basketball Diaries later turned into a movie of the same name. It was an account of his high school years spent hustling and as a part of the hard drug scene of the late 60's New York. Carroll died on September 13, 2009 in Manhattan. Courtesy of Last.FM « hide

Similar Bands: Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, X, Animotion, Dead Boys

LPs
I Write Your Name
1983

Dry Dreams
1982

Catholic Boy
1980

Live Albums
Live Dreams
1981

Compilations
A World Without Gravity
1993

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