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Ra Ra Riot, Stan Ridgway, Bobby Bare Jr. and BARB

0 Comments · Thursday, September 23, 2010
Any band's sophomore album is a natural evolutionary talking point and generally regarded as proof of the old musical adage that a band takes its whole life to make its first album and nine months to make the second. In the case of Ra Ra Riot, the evolution is more complex and tragically steered. Three years ago, the Syracuse, N.Y., sextet was riding high on an intense media buzz after glowing reviews for their eponymous six-track debut EP, but the ride came to an abrupt end when drummer/lyricist John Pike drowned in the midst of what should have been a triumphant tour.   

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