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Profile:
British band which existed from 1985 to 1990. Focused on repetitive, noisy, psychedelic riffs. After they split up, band members went on to form Hair & Skin Trading Company and Main. Reformed in 2013.

Initial line-up:
* Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars)
* Glen Ray (bass)
* Bex (drums)

Final line-up:
* Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars)
* Scott Dawson (guitar)
* Neil MacKay (bass)
* John Wills (drums)

2013 line-up:
* Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars)
* Scott Dawson (guitar)
* Neil MacKay (bass)
* John Wills (drums)

2014 line-up:
* Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars)
* Scott Dawson (guitar)
* Neil MacKay (bass)
* Wayne Maskell (drums)

2017 line-up
* Robert Hampson (vocals, guitars)
* Dan Boyd (guitar)
* Hugo Morgan (bass)
* Wayne Maskell (drums)
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Albums

HEAD LP1, HEADLP1 Heaven's End — Loop (3) Loop (3) Heaven's End (Album, Comp) Head, Head HEAD LP1, HEADLP1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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RTD 97 Fade Out — Loop (3) Loop (3) Fade Out (Album) Chapter 22 RTD 97 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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SITU 27 A Gilded Eternity — Loop (3) Loop (3) A Gilded Eternity (Album, Comp) Situation Two SITU 27 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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Reactor C3 Wolf Flow (The John Peel Sessions (1987-90)) — Loop (3) Loop (3) Wolf Flow (The John Peel Sessions (1987-90)) (Album) Reactor (2) Reactor C3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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REACTOR06LPTP Sonancy — Loop (3) Loop (3) Sonancy (Album, EP) Reactor (2), Reactor (2) REACTOR06LPTP UK 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Head5 16 Dreams — Loop (3) Loop (3) 16 Dreams (Single) Head Head5 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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HEAD 7L Spinning — Loop (3) Loop (3) Spinning (Single) Head HEAD 7L UK 1987 Sell This Version
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12 CHAP 32 Black Sun — Loop (3) Loop (3) Black Sun Chapter 22 12 CHAP 32 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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12CHAP27 Collision — Loop (3) Loop (3) Collision Chapter 22 12CHAP27 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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CHEREE1, cherree1 Soundhead / Forever Close Your Eyes — Loop (3) Loop (3) / The Telescopes Loop (3) / The Telescopes - Soundhead / Forever Close Your Eyes(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Cheree, Cheree CHEREE1, cherree1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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CAT065 Torched — Loop (3) Loop (3) Torched(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) The Catalogue CAT065 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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SIT 64 T Arc-Lite — Loop (3) Loop (3) Arc-Lite (Single) Situation Two SIT 64 T UK 1989 Sell This Version
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SR005A7 Sniffin' Rock #8 — Loop (3) Loop (3) / Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Abs Loop (3) / Gaye Bykers On Acid / The Abs - Sniffin' Rock #8(7") Sniffin' Rock SR005A7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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LOOP.90 Prisma Uber Europa — Loop (3) Loop (3) Prisma Uber Europa(12", EP, Promo) Beggars Banquet LOOP.90 US 1991 Sell This Version
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XPIG 07 Like Rats / Straight To Your Heart — Loop (3) Loopflesh* / Fleshloop* Loopflesh* / Fleshloop* - Like Rats / Straight To Your Heart(7", Single, Ltd) Clawfist XPIG 07 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ATPREP07 Array 1 — Loop (3) Loop (3) Array 1(12", EP) ATP Recordings ATPREP07 UK 2015 Sell This Version
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Compilations

HEAD LP2 The World In Your Eyes — Loop (3) Loop (3) The World In Your Eyes (Comp) Head HEAD LP2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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CHAP LP 44 Eternal (The Singles 1988) — Loop (3) Loop (3) Eternal (The Singles 1988) (Comp) Chapter 22 Records CHAP LP 44 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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ALCB-356/357 Box — Loop (3) Loop (3) Box (Comp) Alfa International ALCB-356/357 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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REACTORBX7 Sevens — Loop (3) Loop (3) Sevens(7", Single, RE + 7", Single, RE + 7", Single, RE +) Reactor (2) REACTORBX7 UK 2020 Sell This Version

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chunkyricesushi

chunkyricesushi

March 27, 2018
Loop made the best acid drone-rock. Obvious inspiration was drawn from Spacemen 3, the main innovators of this particular branch of acid rock.

But inspirations and influences were digested and subsumed (so rare in rock/pop/hiphop!) and they emerged as the purveyors of a singularly hypnotic, yet muscular acid-drone sound.

Where Spacemen 3 remained anchored to the palette of classic rock n roll, Loop could be more modern and melodic a la the C86 scene - "16 Dreams" & "Spinning", or dark and gothic, atmospherically, with nods to the early Sisters of Mercy EP's - "This Is Where You End" / "Fever Knife" from "Fade Out".

From "Fade Out" onwards, most of the songs are like sonic installations, creating an amazing sense of space and stillness of time, though they can rock hard and burn bright, too, with a Stooges-like intensity, for example on "The Nail Will Burn" or "Black Sun".

Listening on headphones, you can hear the tireless attention to detail that went into production - the repetition of repeated chord patterns is broken by layers of solo guitar weaving from back to front and side to side of the stereo image. By the time of "A Gilded Eternity", the sonics were beginning to take over from the songs, things getting more "experimental" and less rocking.

It's hard to think of a British psyche group who have surpassed Loop in terms of either intensity or hypnotic effect, though The Heads get a very honourable mention as an awesome act with the same aim of burning out your eyes and frying your brain!

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