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The Von Bondies assembled around 2000 in Detroit, MI. Led by guitarist/vocalist Jason Stollsteimer, the group also included guitarist Marcie Bolen, bassist Carrie Smith, and drummer Don Blum. The quartet's fusion of raw blues heartache with ferocious, gritty punk was an overnight sensation in the Motor City, where such influences seemed to float on the surface of the water. They issued a few initial singles ("It Came from Japan," "Nite Train") and word was spreading fast about their fiery live show. But it was the Von Bondies' participation in Jack White's soon-to-be-legendary Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit compilation that really got things moving. The affiliation led to a deal of their own with Sympathy for the Record Industry, as well as an international coming-out party as opening act for the White Stripes. White also served as producer for Lack of Communication, their raucous full-length debut, which dropped in August 2001. With the album doing well both domestically and abroad, and the surge of "garage rock" as "the latest thing," it was only a matter of time until the major labels came a-calling. The Von Bondies eventually signed with Sire and began work on their sophomore effort. June 2003 saw the release of Raw and Rare (Dim Mak), a holdover collection of BBC recordings from 2001 and 2002, as well as a few rave-ups recorded at Detroit's own Lager House. That summer, the band played a triumphant hometown gig with the reunited Stooges as they prepared for the issuing of the Jerry Harrison-produced Pawn Shoppe Heart, which arrived in early 2004. That fall, Smith left the group; Yasmine Smith (no relation) filled her bass duties.Smith and Bolen left the group in 2006, with Stollsteimer and Blum using vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Alicia Gbur (also of the Nice Device) and guitarist Matt Lanoo while on tour from fall 2007 to spring 2008. Bassist/vocalist Leann Banks and guitarist/vocalist Christy Hunt completed the Von Bondies' lineup in time for recording the band's third album, Love Hate and Then There's You, which was released by Majordomo in early 2009. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Top Songs by
The Von Bondies

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   C'mon C'mon
  3.   It Came from Japan
  4.   Nite Train
  5.   Pale Bride
  6.   Shallow Grave
  7.   Vacant As a Ghost
  8.   No Sugar Mama
  9.   Earthquake
  10.   Lack of Communication
  11.   In the Act
  12.   Going Down
  13.   Shut Your Mouth
  14.   Modern Saints
  15.   Love Is Like a Drug
  16.   Pawn Shoppe Heart
  17.   Poison Ivy
  18.   Right of Way
  19.   Been Swank
  20.   Cryin'
  21.   Take a Heart
  22.   Please Please Man
  23.   I Don't Wanna
  24.   Accidents Will Happen
  25.   21st Birthday
  26.   Tell Me What You See
  27.   No Regrets
  28.   My Baby's Cryin'
  29.   Sound of Terror
  30.   Only to Haunt You
  31.   Can't Stand It
  32.   Cass & Henry
  33.   Heartlessly Hopeless
  34.   The Fever
  35.   Chancer
  36.   She's Dead to Me
  37.   R&R Nurse
  38.   Mairead
  39.   Not That Social
  40.   This Is Our Perfect Crime
  41.   Blame Game
  42.   Crawl Through the Darkness
  43.   Save My Life
  44.   Broken Man

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