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Background information
Origin Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Genres Alternative rock, power pop, indie rock
Labels Binky 101, Questionmark, New Rose, Chameleon, Eggbert, Harvey Star, 33rd Street
Years active 19821994, 2003-present
Current members John Easdale
Peter Wood
Mark Englert
Mike Davis
Tony Snow

Dramarama are a Los Angeles, California-based alternative rock/power pop band. The band was formed in New Jersey in 1982 and disbanded in 1994. The band formally reunited in 2003 following an appearance on VH-1's Bands Reunited reality show.

The band were a support act for Duran Duran in 1993.

Background informationEdit

Blending hard rock, alternative rock, power pop songcraft, and punk rock urgency, Dramarama was a band who seemed on the verge of a major commercial breakthrough several times during their 11-year career.

The band developed a potent following in their native New Jersey as well as the West Coast; their single "Anything Anything (I'll Give You)," was cited by L.A.'s KROQ-FM, as the most requested song in the station's history.

Formed in Wayne, NJ, by vocalist and songwriter John Easdale in 1982, Dramarama self-released a single and a five-song EP before a French label commissioned a full-length album from the band, which recycled material from both previous releases. The result, 1985's Cinema Verite, featured "Anything Anything," which began scoring airplay after the album was picked up by Chameleon Records in the United States.

The group relocated to California in time for their second LP, Box Office Bomb, which earned enthusiastic reviews but not significantly greater sales. As the band was completing their fourth studio album, Vinyl, in 1991, Chameleon Records went bankrupt, and as the band tried to come up with the cash to finish the project, the elusive major-label deal finally materialized when Elektra picked up the project.

The band's 1993 album, Hi-Fi Sci-Fi, failed to make an impact outside the band's cult following. Dramarama called it a day after a farewell show at Asbury Park's the Stone Pony in 1994.

The band formally reunited in 2003 following an appearance on VH-1's Bands Reunited reality show.

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