808 State  

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"Price railed against indie-rock/rave crossover bands like the Beloved, the Shamen, Beats International, and Primal Scream as "totally noncredible acts cashing in on the sort of music 808 State have been doing for years."--Energy Flash (1998) by Simon Reynolds

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808 State is an English band known for such recordings as "Pacific State" (1989).

Formed in Radcliffe, Bury in Greater Manchester and taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and the "state of mind" shared by the members, they were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (later to record as A Guy Called Gerald).

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