Nice Strong Arm

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Noise / art rock three-piece active from 1987-1990.

Formed in 1987 in Austin, Texas, Nice Strong Arm relocated to New York after the recording of their second album Mind Furnace where they were rapidly absorbed into the city's already densely populated alternative rock scene.

One of the original proponents of the "Homestead" sound, Nice Strong Arm quickly found comparison with the likes of Live Skull, Phantom Tollbooth and Sonic Youth as well as criticism that focused on the evident influence of the latter on the band's 1987 début Reality Bath. This early work was characterized by seemingly directionless, swirling dirges, however later recordings showed a growing sophistication which verged on art rock territory.

The band ceased activity following the release of 1990's Stress City.
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Albums

Nice Strong Arm - Reality Bath album art Nice Strong Arm Reality Bath (Album) Homestead Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Nice Strong Arm - Mind Furnace album art Nice Strong Arm Mind Furnace (Album) Homestead Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Nice Strong Arm - Stress City album art Nice Strong Arm Stress City (Album) Homestead Records US 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nice Strong Arm - Secret Language album art Nice Strong Arm Secret Language Homestead Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Nice Strong Arm - Cloud Machine E.P. album art Nice Strong Arm Cloud Machine E.P. (EP) Homestead Records US 1989 Sell This Version

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ekimt1958

ekimt1958

January 6, 2019
Great, underappreciated band from Austin Texas that wrote very melodic, noise influenced songs. Their live shows were fantastic. You can do no wrong by checking out any of their recorded work.

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