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  • The Cyclones were a Rock and roll band that helped pioneer the New Wave music scene that erupted in the NYC area during the late 70s, early 80s. A female fronted trio, they began as a rockabilly cover band, became an original group in 78/79 which lasted until 1984. Original members included Dan Reich on drums and Walter Sczesny on bass. The group came into its own with addition of singer/guitarist/songwriter Donna Esposito. After a few transitions on bass guitar, the band's stable lineup was complete in late 79/ early 1980 with the addition of Marc Seligman. The Cyclones had a local hit. "You're So Cool" on Little Ricky Records released in 1981. The 45 marked the production debut of famed Dictator and punk pioneer Andy Shernoff. The record was played extensively on college and independent stations with a few commercial stations taking some spins as well. Critical darlings, they were the subject of numerous reviews and mention in articles in New York Rocker. They were also known to perform regularly at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, CBGBs in NYC and spot appearances at Danceteria, The Peppermint Lounge and The Ritz. The song You're So Cool was a mainstay in the jukeboxes of CBGBs and Maxwell's for many years.The band also toured the Southeastern US in 1982 where they became acquainted with the then up and coming group R.E.M. during their appearance at the famed 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia Comrades of their scene included The Fleshtones, The dBs, The Bongos, and the Individuals. Fans included well respected rock critic Jim DeRogatis as well as Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley who were brewing Yo La Tengo up at the time. Wikipedia

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