New York guitar-pop combo the Wygals formed from the remnants of the short-lived art-pop unit the Individuals, founded in 1980 by Ohio-born graphics student Janet Wygal (vocals/bass). With her brother Doug on drums in addition to singer/guitarist Glenn Morrow and guitarist Jon Klages, the Individuals debuted in 1981 with the EP Aquamarine; ex-dB Gene Holder produced the session, and returned to the helm a year later for the group's first and only full-length effort, Fields. After the Individuals dissolved in 1983, the Wygal siblings adopted the family's surname for their next project, with Janet switching to guitar; lead guitarist Eric Peterson also signed on, as did a seemingly endless procession of bassists including Rubber Rodeo's Doug Allen, Skunkadelic's Ilene Markwell, Let's Active's Faye Hunter, and even another Wygal, brother Jeff. Finally, Holder assumed full-time bass duties in advance of the Wygals' 1987 debut Passion. After releasing the 1989 full-length Honyocks in the Whithersoever, the Wygals called it quits; Janet then teamed with yet another sibling, sister Tricia, to form the short-lived Splendora, issuing the Holder-produced In the Grass in 1995.
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