The Dandy Warhols
Many associate Portland-based the Dandy Warhols with the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Like BJM, the Dandys are one of the few Anglophile bands who wound up in the same British weeklies they read religiously while growing up. They melted onto the scene with Dandys Rule, OK? (1995), a spatial and atmospheric collection of songs that exposed an occasional pop gem, like the lyric-less "Dandy Warhols T.V. Theme Song" or the pole-grinding stripper anthem "Ride." Their second album Dandy Warhols Come Down (1997) found frontman Courtney Taylor experimenting with some of the Jonestown's hand-me-down tape loop hijinks. This release was laden with more commercial alternative compromises in the overall production, while successfully maintaining the band's signature Moog-gazing jams.