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The Music Machine

Band, 1965-1969 US, Los Angeles

The Music Machine was an American garage rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1966. Fronted by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Sean Bonniwell, the band cultivated a characteristically dark and rebellious image reflected in an untamed musical approach. Sometimes it made use of distorted guitar lines and hallucinogenic organ parts, punctuated by Bonniwell's distinctively throaty vocals. Although they only briefly managed to attain national chart success with one single, the Music Machine is today considered by many critics to be a one of the groundbreaking acts of the 1960s. Their style is now recognized as a pioneering force in proto-punk; yet within a relatively short period of time, they began to employ more complex lyrical and instrumental arrangements that went beyond the t

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Popular Tracks   
Talk Talk on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Some Other Drum on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
The People In Me on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Cherry Cherry on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Trouble on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Double Yellow Line - Mono on Rarities Volume 1 - Last Singles & Demos by The Music Machine
Taxman on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Masculine Intuition on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Come On In on The Music Machine by The Music Machine
Hey Joe on The Music Machine by The Music Machine

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Title Artist Year Type
Rarities Volume 2 - Early Mixes & RehearsalsThe Music Machine2014Album
Rarities Volume 1 - Last Singles & DemosThe Music Machine2014Album
IgnitionThe Music Machine2000Compil.
The Very Best Of The Music Machine - Turn OnThe Music Machine1999Compil.
Point Of No ReturnSean Bonniwell // The Music Machine1997Single
Beyond The GarageThe Music Machine1995Compil.
Point Of No Return/No Girl Gonna CryThe Music Machine1985Single
Talk Talk / Hot Smoke And SassafrassThe Music Machine / Bubble Puppy1985Single
Best Of The Music MachineThe Music Machine1984Compil.
Advise And ConsentThe Music Machine1969Single
Hey JoeThe Music Machine1968Single
Soul LoveThe Music Machine1968Single
To The LightThe Music Machine1968Single
The Bonniwell Music MachineThe Music Machine1968Album
Time Out (For A Daydream) / Tin Can BeachThe Music Machine1968Single
Cherry Cherry / 96 Tears / Come On In / Talk TalkThe Music Machine1967Single
The Eagle Never Hunts The FlyThe Music Machine1967Single
The People In MeThe Music Machine1967Single
Double Yellow LineThe Music Machine1967Single
Talk Talk / The People In Me / Come On In / WrongThe Music Machine1966Single
(Turn On) The Music MachineThe Music Machine1966Album
Talk TalkThe Music Machine1966Single
Talk Talk / TogetherThe Music Machine / TierraSingle
Bottom Of The SoulThe Music MachineSingle
Talk Talk / Funky BroadwayThe Music Machine / Dyke & The BlazersSingle
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