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The Cribs

Yorkshire, England's the Cribs feature three brothers: vocalist/guitarist Ryan Jarman, bassist/vocalist Gary, and drummer Ross. The trio began playing together at an early age, debuting at a family party in the late '80s when twins Gary and Ryan were nine years old and Ross was just five. The brothers grew up with similar musical tastes, blending quintessentially British influences like the Beatles, Sex Pistols, and Smiths with American indie rock like Beat Happening and Bobby Conn. Eventually, the Cribs got to play with both Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson and Conn; Conn liked the Cribs so much that he invited them to record with him in his Chicago studio. The Cribs released three singles, Another Number, What About Me, and You Were Always the One, before signing to Wichita Records in late 2003. The band spent 2004 readying its self-titled debut album, which was recorded in London's famed Toerag Studios; touring with the Datsuns; and performing at that year's CMJ Festival. Late that year they began working on their second album with Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins as producer. The Cribs was released in the U.S. in early 2005. Later in the year, the band issued its second album, The New Fellas. Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever, which boasted production by Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, arrived in 2007. That same year, Gary met Johnny Marr, an admitted fan of the band. They began collaborating on some songs, with Marr joining the band on-stage throughout the 2008 NME awards tour. By August 2008, Marr had officially joined the band, and the resulting album, Ignore the Ignorant, arrived late in 2009. In April of 2011, Marr announced he was quitting the group to work on solo material, leaving the remaining bandmembers to work on their next record. Back to their original trio lineup, the Jarmans recorded songs at Dave Fridmann's upstate New York Tarbox Studios; at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago; and at London's Abbey Road Studios. The results, the raw but tuneful In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, arrived in May 2012. Early in 2013, the compilation Payola arrived, which collected songs from the early period of their career that spanned 2002-2012. The compilation cleaned the slate for the band and in 2014 they began writing sessions in Portland, Oregon before they crossed to the East coast into New York’s Magic Shop studio to begin recording. They recruited Cars frontman and respected producer Ric Ocasek to work on their sixth album For All My Sisters, which arrived in 2015. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Men's Needs
  3.   Mirror Kissers
  4.   Ignore the Ignorant
  5.   Come On, Be A No One
  6.   You Were Always the One
  7.   Last Year's Snow
  8.   Cheat on Me
  9.   Girls Like Mystery
  10.   Better Than Me
  11.   City of Bugs
  12.   Hey Scenesters!
  13.   Anna
  14.   I Should Have Helped
  15.   Heaven Just Knows
  16.   My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
  17.   Finally Free
  18.   Be Safe
  19.   Don't You Wanna Be Relevant?
  20.   We Were Aborted
  21.   Haunted
  22.   Regina, Don't Get Lost
  23.   Cowlily
  24.   Jaded Youth
  25.   Direction
  26.   City Storms
  27.   Lights Went Out
  28.   Uptight
  29.   Different Angle
  30.   Butterflies
  31.   The Wrong Way to Be
  32.   Confident Men
  33.   Simple Story
  34.   Orange Star Rattle
  35.   Martell
  36.   Pure O
  37.   Pink Snow
  38.   Things You Should Be Knowing
  39.   Fevers And Seizures
  40.   I See Your Pictures Every Day
  41.   Spring on Broadway
  42.   Diamond Girl
  43.   Summer of Chances
  44.   Pacific Time
  45.   An Ivory Hand
  46.   Your Eyes Are Dreaming
  47.   Tell Me Darling
  48.   Leather Jacket Love Song
  49.   Kind Words from the Broken Hearted
  50.   Nothing
  51.   I'm a Realist
  52.   Moving Pictures
  53.   Our Bovine Public
  54.   The New Fellas
  55.   Another Number
  56.   Ancient History
  57.   Hari Kari
  58.   Burning for No One
  59.   We're Gonna Love
  60.   Glitters Like Gold
  61.   Back to the Bolthole
  62.   The Watch Trick
  63.   Mr. Wrong
  64.   Hello? Oh...
  65.   Wish I Knew You in the 90's
  66.   Don't Believe In Me
  67.   Chi-Town
  68.   Stick to Yr Guns
  69.   We Share the Same Skies
  70.   Baby Don't Sweat
  71.   Things Aren't Gonna Change
  72.   Third Outing
  73.   I've Tried Everything
  74.   We Can No Longer Cheat You
  75.   We Share the Same Sides
  76.   Emasculate Me
  77.   Learning How to Fight
  78.   Save Your Secrets
  79.   Tri'elle
  80.   Get Yr Hands Out of My Grave
  81.   Like a Gift Giver
  82.   Shoot the Poets
  83.   It Was Only Love
  84.   What About Me
  85.   Victim of Mass Production
  86.   Major's Titling Victory
  87.   I'm Alright Me
  88.   You & I
  89.   Stalagmites
  90.   Arena Rock Encore with Full Cast