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The Boo Radleys

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"The Boo Radleys" were a British rock band of the 1990s who were associated with the shoegazing and Britpop movement. They were formed in Wallasey, England in 1988, with singer/guitarist Sice, guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, bassist Timothy Brown and drummer Steve Hewitt. The band split in 1999.

The band's name comes from the novel ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' by Harper Lee, in which Boo Radley is the name of a character who is feared by the neighbourhood children as some kind of freak, but ultimately turns out to have been misunderstood.

Fans sometimes called the band "The Boos", whilst those who didn't see the attraction were more likely to call them "The Do Badleys" due to the initial chart failures.

In 1990, the band's first album ''Ichabod and I'' was released on a small British indie label, Action Records. It was similar in style to much of the then-popular shoegazing sub-genre, and bore the influence of My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr. Although not a commercial success, this release brought the band to the attention of Rough Trade Records, to whom they signed. Arou...

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