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VHS or Beta

VHS or Beta formed in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, when bassist Mark Palgy and guitarists Zeke Buck and Craig Pfunder met after high school. After a brief stint with noise punk and the addition of drummer Mark Guidry, they re-formed in response to their love of house music, soul, and disco. The new sound, enhanced by keyboards, vocoder, samples, and electronic drums, eventually brought in hundreds of dancing people at their shows. Soon, the band released the vinyl-only EP ON & ON. After playing the 2000 South by Southwest music festival and negotiating with record labels, they released Le Funk on their own label, ON! Records, in June 2002. In summer 2002, VHS or Beta toured with I Am the World Trade Center. Chea Beckley was added for the band's performances to handle vocoder, samples, and keyboards. By the time the band's Astralwerks debut, Night on Fire, arrived in 2004, their sound owed more to dance-punk than Daft Punk. Over the next few years, the group hid out at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, North Carolina, and concentrated on writing songs with producer Brandon Mason. Buck left in 2006, just before the release of Bring on the Comets in 2007. Following the album, Pfunder and Palgy moved to New York City, leaving behind another member, Mark Guidry. The two continued as a duo, and drummer Jim Orso filled in for their follow-up, Diamonds & Death, which was released in 2011. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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Top Songs by
VHS or Beta

  1.   Song
  2.   Can't Believe A Single Word
  3.   Bring On The Comets
  4.   Burn It All Down
  5.   Night on Fire
  6.   You Got Me
  7.   I Found a Reason
  8.   Love In My Pocket
  9.   Watch Out
  10.   Army Of None
  11.   The Melting Moon
  12.   New Day Rising
  13.   Take It Or Leave It
  14.   Disco Paradise
  15.   Watch out Dub
  16.   Jellybean Dub
  17.   I Found a Reason Dub
  18.   Diamonds and Dub
  19.   Breaking Bones Dub
  20.   All Summer in a Day Dub
  21.   Under the Sun
  22.   Eyes
  23.   Breaking Bones
  24.   The Stars Where We Came From
  25.   She Says
  26.   Nightwaves
  27.   Teenage Dancefloor
  28.   Flash
  29.   On & On
  30.   Solid Gold
  31.   Alive
  32.   The Ocean
  33.   Jellybean
  34.   Heaven
  35.   Eyes Dub
  36.   Over
  37.   Diamonds and Death
  38.   All Summer in a Day
  39.   Forever
  40.   Dynamize
  41.   We Could Be One
  42.   Alpha Theta
  43.   Everybody
  44.   Time Stands Still
  45.   Irreversible
  46.   No Cabaret!
  47.   Euglama
  48.   Fall Down Lightly

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