Dex Dex Ter

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Formed in late 1994 when Belfast-born singer Paul Wilkinson applied to an advertisment in Melody Maker looking for a singer. Band formed as Mk2 with Wilkinson naming himself Paul Roide (pun on Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids) before rebranding mid-1995 as Dex Dex Ter with Roide renaming himself Xav. The band was named, by Xavior, after the character from the soap opera Dynasty, Dex Dexter (lover of Alexis Colby) in reference to Duran Duran taking their name from a character in the film Barbarella.The lineup from the beginning was Xav on vocals, Even on keyboards, Gjeih on guitar, and Gage on bass. In 1995 they recorded a set of four demos circulated as two two-track cassettes, one of which reached Kevin Wilde, co-promoter with Paul "HiFi" Nugent, of Club Skinny in Camden - consequently Wilde managed the band and they regularly gigged at Club Skinny, then the core of the Romo movement. Xav appeared on the front cover of a Melody Maker Romo special and the band contributed Creature Feature to a Melody Maker cassette and played the Fiddling While Romo Burns tour. Also during this period the band supported Pulp at Shepherd's Bush Empire and the opening night of The Cell nightclub. Signed to Trade 2 but were beset by internal arguments over musical direction between Xav and the other three resulting in a split in late 1996. Single Dex Dex Ter - Another Car Another Carcrash was released posthumously in early 1997 - 1995 demo track "Chemistry Of Youth" had been rerecorded as the follow-up. Gage, Even and Gjeih recorded four-track "Ex-Dexters" audition tape for Trade 2 but were rejected. Xav, renamed Xavior, was signed to the label as a solo artist and recorded album Chainsaw Mass Appeal (including yet another version of Chemistry of Youth") but was dropped late 1998 with the album still unreleased - he continued for some years as a solo artist before forming Paul St Paul And The Apostles 2006-2008
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Dex Dex Ter - Another Car Another Carcrash album art Dex Dex Ter Another Car Another Carcrash (Single) Trade 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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none Dex Dex Ter - Chemistry Of Youth / V.D album art Dex Dex Ter Chemistry Of Youth / V.D(Cass, Promo) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Dex Dex Ter - April 31st / Winter Again album art Dex Dex Ter April 31st / Winter Again(Cass, Promo) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version

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