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Schoolyard Heroes

Take three geeky but music-smart guys from the high-school AV club, add their Winona Ryder-gone-punk dream date, feed them all a steady diet of Judas Priest, the Buzzcocks, and movies selected from The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, and there's a good chance the results might resemble Seattle's Schoolyard Heroes. The Schoolyard Heroes story begins in 2000, when vocalist Ryann Donnelly, guitarist Steve Bonnell, bassist Jonah Bergman, and drummer Brian Turner were all attending the same private school in Tacoma, WA. Bonnell and Bergman had just started the band when Donnelly, who had taken classical voice lessons as a child, pestered them to let her sing, and when a local youth club announced they'd be holding a Battle of the Bands, they decided to enter, with Donnelly belting out their cover of the Misfits' "Last Caress." However, they were unaware the contest was sponsored by a Christian youth group, and midway through their performance the song's lyrics caused the promoters to pull the plug.

From this inauspicious beginning, Schoolyard Heroes moved forward, blending the band's precise punk metal attack with Donnelly's full bodied, theatrical vocal style and lyrics that often cited the titles and themes of pulp novels and horror movies, and soon they were playing out regularly. Too young to appear at most Seattle clubs (Donnelly was 14 when she joined the band), Schoolyard Heroes became a regular fixture at all-ages shows in the Pacific Northwest, as well as competing in the Experience Music Project's "Sound Off" talent search (they came in second) and The Seattle Stranger's "Big Shot" Contest (they were finalists). In 2003, Schoolyard Heroes signed with the independent label The Control Group and released their first album, The Funeral Sciences. Following lots of regional gigs and a tour opening for Vendetta Red, Schoolyard Heroes released their second album, 2005's Fantastic Wounds, which fueled the flame of their growing following. In 2007, Schoolyard Heroes jumped ship to Stolen Transmission Records, home of the Horrors and the Photo Atlas; the label released the band's third album, Abominations, in mid-September of that year. ~ Mark Deming
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Track List: Abominations

1. Dude, Where's My Skin?

2. The Plastic Surgery Hall Of Fame

3. Cemetery Girls

4. Violence Is All The Rage

5. Children Of The Night

6. The Last Man On Earth

7. Razorblade Kisses

8. Sometimes They Come Back

9. Beautiful Woman Hunter

10. All The Pretty Corpses

11. Screaming "Theater" In A Crowded Fire

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Track List: Fantastic Wounds

1. Body Shots

2. Panic In The Year Zero

3. Serial Killers Know How To Party

4. Centaur: Half-Man Half-Motorcycle

5. They Live

6. Battlestar Anorexia

7. Nightmare At 20,000 Feet

8. Funeral Parlour Tricks

9. Nothing Cleanses Quite Like Fire

10. The Girl Who Was Born Without A Face

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Track List: The Funeral Sciences

1. Curse Of The Werewolf

2. All-You-Can-Eat Cancer

3. The Mechanical Man Vs. The Robot From The Outer Limits

4. Dawn Of The Dead

5. Blood-Spattered Sundress

6. Attack Of The Puppet People

7. Bury The Tooth Of The Hydra And A Skeleton Army Will Arise

8. The Klaw

9. Michael Dudakoff: American Ninja

10. Contra

11. Boyfriend

12. Sincerely Yours, Jonathon Harker

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jello_219
I will always love Schoolyard Heroes! They put on the best shows.
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this band kicks serious a**. too bad they aren't together anymore. I haven't heard such instrumental precision and creativity in years. schoolyard 'heroes' indeed.
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this band was great got to see them live and have all three CDs signed by the they are so awesome
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Dude i totally freakin met the lead singer in the bathroom at one of their shows in their early days and had no idea who they were because i was there to see one of the opening bands. All i remember was thinking "holy crap her dress owns" and then suddenly she was onstage belting out ridiculousne s s !
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Too bad they broke up.
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Represent the 206 son! Oh wait, wrong page. Still, this band is f**king fantastic and they deserve all the love they get. Keep on rocking the s**t Schoolyard Heroes!
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amadeus_anto n i n
i met them my freshman year and fainted several times before the lead singer decided that she would stop lol to prevent more you know... fainting, they're soooo much better live! I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN HOW THE CDS DON'T JUSTIFY HER VOICE! anyways, they give a great show and what not, lol, i love miss donnelly and the rest of the band is uber tall! haha :) it was a pretty good pick-me-up since that yr had gone sooooo wrong^^
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more similar to the gossip than any of the similar artists, i like some of their new stuff, seems better produced.
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ya, i don't know why pandora says these are similar artists just because they have female vocalists, thats dumb, they do the same thing with christian bands.
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their fantastic
eat you buffalo diarhea
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harsh
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james159
I would rather eat a buffalo diarrhea buffet than hear another second of this...
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cj.berkshire
oh and flyleaf sounds nothing like them, btw.
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cj.berkshire
Their live shows are amazing! So far my only dissapointme n t with them was that on Fantastic Wounds, Ryan Donnelly went all nasally instead of belting it out and using her awesome voice to its full potential. They fixed that on Abominations though, so I remain a passionate fan!
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artsybee27
im diggin their sound.
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ive seen them countless times, and they have one of the best, most intense live shows ive seen. Utterly amazing. Plus Ryann is a mega-babe
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amazing band.

so far pandora has mixed up similar artist with them...they sound nothing like the sounds, or the donnas or kelly osbourne.

schoolyard heroes is much more thrashy, cynical and technical.

i would say they are more related to The Daughters or the blood brothers.
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They are great live...I saw them at Bamboozle festival west....The lead singer sure has some awesome Pipes
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carpenter.er i n
Such a beautifully wicked sound

I LOVE IT!!!!!
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My love to my favorite gruesome quartet!
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I am a cemetery girl.

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