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Grant Lee Buffalo: The trio from Paranoid City

Mat Snow, MOJO, November 1994

ONE GLANCE AT the music and movie tastes of acclaimed rock trio Grant Lee Buffalo would tell you that their home town is Los Angeles. They share a partiality for "intense stuff" like Joy Division, the Clash, Eno, Bowie and the Velvet Underground. Structurally, however, their songs are, drummer Joey Peters explains, "Influenced by the music of America from the '30s to the '60s that's based on story-telling and improvisation, blues, jazz or country. Our music changes every night."

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