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BLANKS 77
THE OI! SCOUTS
CORRUPTED YOUTH • INFIRMITIES • BROKEN CUFFS
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BLANKS 77
It all started back in 1990. Mike and Chad had been friends with each other since they were in high school. The two of them came up with the idea to start a band. Renee had posted an ad in a local paper saying that she was starting a band too. She already had a singer, but Mike still urged Chad to go and talk with her. Chad later found out that the singer Renee had no longer wanted to be in the band. So the same day the two met, Chad and Renee drove to talk to Mike. Mike was then in the band. Renee got a friend named Brendan to play bass for them. Brenden did not know how to play though, so Renee taught him. The four of them weren't good at thinking of names. They came up with the Blanks because their minds were blank. After the Blanks got a review in a magazine, another band notified them to tell them that the Blanks is already taken as a name. '77, which stood for 1977, the year most punk rock bands started, was added onto the name making Blanks '77. The line-up stayed the same until 1992 when Brendan left. He was replaced by Geoff, who left two months later to join A.F.I. Blanks 77 had four shows booked and no bassist. They found Tim from Broken Heroes and he joined. He was ready to play the shows after rehearsing once with the rest of the band and recorded their first album, KILLER BLANKS two weeks later. He stayed with them for the rest of their time as a band. Blanks 77 signed on with Nasty Vinyl and released their first full length album, KILLER BLANKS in Germany. The band then signed onto Radical Records and re-released KILLER BLANKS in 1996. This time four more tracks were added on. In 1997, Blanks 77 came out with their second album entitled TANKED AND POGOED. Chad left the band in late '97 and was replaced by Paul from the Unseen, who filled in for them for two tours.






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