Rebels Without Applause

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One of those musicians who simply won't go away, Chicago vocalist guitarist Greg Fulton followed up his rather unsuccessful turns with '80s speed metal band Znowhite and then early-'90s thrashers Cyclone…
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One of those musicians who simply won't go away, Chicago vocalist guitarist Greg Fulton followed up his rather unsuccessful turns with '80s speed metal band Znowhite and then early-'90s thrashers Cyclone Temple by embarking on his third notable band project, Rebels Without Applause. Recruiting longtime cohort and bassist Scott Shafer plus new recruits Mark Alano (guitar) and Tony Heath (drums), he came up with a strange mixture of metal, hard rock, funk, and soul for the group's debut 1997 EP, Rip-Hop Soulcore Crush -- so strange, in fact, that jumping forward a whole six years later and the release of their sophomore effort, Low End Head Stomp, Rebels Without Applause remained a decidedly uncommercial, unsigned, and underground proposition.