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The Parkinsons

The Parkinsons
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™There are 5 bands named The Parkinsons.

1. Raised in Portugal, the band released three LPs there as Tédio Boys between 1994 and 1998. They quickly earned their reputations as the nation's Kings of Chaos, attracting notoriety for their impromptu gigs on top of buildings in their city center. It was this word of mouth that got them an invite to play at Joey Ramone's birthday party in New York's Continental in 1997, an incredible honour for a little-known act, and they never looked back - touring Portugal with the likes of The Fall and John Spencer in 1997/98.

Then, in 2000, having ripped the States apart again, they relocated to the home of punk, London, UK. Every gig since their first riotous appearance in Camden has been punctuated by fast, furious punk music, onstage nudity, interband scrapping but also, most importantly, an ever increasing number of fantastic songs and fanatical followers.

Their energy on stage has been described by one journalist as "making At The Drive-In seem like The Corrs", and on seeing the band play at the 100 Club Mark Perry of ATV and Sniffin' Glue fame remarked that Victor was "the finest guitarist he had seen since The Clash's Mick Jones". Lunatics they may be, but these boys can play. And play they do! They have set the new world record for the number of Japanese tours dates a Western band has ever played - in five hectic weeks culminating with an arena appearance at Fujirock alongside Foo Fighters - not to mention sold out dates in Europe and at all the major UK festivals including T in the Park, Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury, as well as support slots for the likes of Dead Kennedys, Nickelback and an opening set for Sum 41 at the Brixton Academy which prompted the NME to say: "There's been nothing this good since the early Manics! ...Gig of the year!"

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album A Long Way To Nowhere on Fierce Panda in the spring of 2002, the band spent most of the next year spreading their own brand of ferocious punk rock across the globe to legions of fans worldwide. Following the festivals of summer 2003, they decided to take time out to work on new material and further hone their sound. The results are a new album and a new line-up, both sounding even more explosive than The Parkinsons ever have before. Afonso has left the band, leaving Victor in charge of the vocals, and he and Pedro have then been joined by a punk rock demon in the form of new guitarist Jet. A new drummer called Eric joined the band around the same time.

The band disbanded in 2005

2. A DIY punk rock band from Patras, Greece.

3. A short-lived noise/punk project from Albany, NY involving members of Bone Parade and Ghoul Poon. They self-released one self-titled cassette in 2009.

4. A Thai band formed by 26-year-old Nipat Kamjornpreecha (Karn), who was at the time a student at Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Music. Karn was joined by 26-year-old drummer Arithat Kueajitkulanun (Beer) and 30-year-old bassist Natthawit Odaki (Toe) to complete the line-up. After playing as a house band at jazz bars around Bangkok, The Parkinson caught the attention of the Spicy Disc label, who offered them a contact.

5. Parkinsons (no the) from Sweden. Released two singles on Studio Otukt between 1989 and 1990.

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