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Inspired buy the seminal mod presence of the Who, the Jam, and the Creation, Stringwrecker (guitar/vocals), Jack the Mad Genius (drums), and Blind Johnny Welder (bass/harmonica) formed under the moniker of the Waistcoats in 1993. Providing England with their revival of the 1960s, the trio released a number of EPs on various labels before Alopecia Records funded their 1997 debut album, The Surfisticated Sounds of the Waistcoats. Following the 10" EP Beat Party With the Waistcoats two years later, Larsen Records released the Waistcoats' second full-length, EXPLOSION, in early 2000.