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    The Blackouts - Being be (Slideshow)

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    The Blackouts were a punk rock band formed in Seattle in 1979 by singer/guitarist Erich Werner, bassist Mike Davidson, and drummer William Rieflin, who were all former members of a local punk band, The Telepaths.[1] They were joined by Roland Barker, first on synthesizer and later on saxophone.[1][2]

    Following a single and EP on small local labels, Davidson was replaced by Roland's brother Paul Barker in 1981.[3] This line-up recorded the "Exchange of Goods" single for English label Situation Two, and relocated to Boston in 1982.[4] There they met Al Jourgensen of Ministry, who produced their last recording, the Lost Soul's Club EP for Wax Trax! Records.[5]