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Musicians
    (1988- )
    Formed in Manchester, England
    Named for the Roland TR-808 drum machine
    Original line-up:
    Martin Price - multi-instrumentalist
    Graham Massey - multi-instrumentalist
    Gerald Simpson - multi-instrumentalist
    Recorded 'Pacific 707,' 'Cübik,' 'In Yer Face,' 'The Only Rhythm That Bites,' 'Olympic,' 'Ooops,' 'Lift,' 'One in Ten,' 'Tunes Split The Atom,' 'Plan 9,' 'Bombadin,' 'Bond,' 'Azura,' 'Lopez' and 'Crash'
    Simpson left during the middle of their second recording to form 'A Guy Called Gerald.'
    They got two DJs to replace him, Andrew Barker and Darren Partington, collectively known as The Spinmasters.
    Price left in 1992, leaving Massey as the sole original member.
    They experimented with rap, hiring a local hip-hop artist named MC Tunes.
    They have no Top 40 hits in the U.S..
    All three have extensive resumes as DJs and work with record production and remixing.
    They have a huge rave following in the U.K..
    They have ten Top 40 hits in the U.K., including four Top 10 hits.
    They have collaborated with such artists as Björk, UB40 and New Order's Bernard Sumner.
    They recorded a rare Peel Sessions EP, 'Quadrastate,' that was critically acclaimed yet hard to come by (1989).
    Trivia: In the U.S., Hawaii is known as the 808 State for its (808) area code.

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