A New Personality

Biography:

Before the mainstream efforts with Shadowland and indie sounds of Further, there was A New Personality. Led by brothers Darren and Brent Rademaker, A New Personality was one of the most important alternative bands in the Tampa area in the early 80’s.

The band mixed the psychedelic gloominess of Echo & the Bunnymen with their own talent for melodic songwriting and came up with a very distinctive New Wave sound characterized by strong melodies and a polished production.

Fans of the Rademakers can easily spot elements of A New Personality’s music on such records as Furthers’ Next Time West Coast and Frausdots’ Couture Couture Couture.

Members:
∙ Darren Rademaker – guitar/vocals
Brent Rademaker – bass/vocals
∙ Steve “Fish” Fisher – drums
∙ Wylie Allen – keyboards
Pete Kinne – keyboards/vocals
∙ Chris Cook – bass
∙ Rob – guitar
∙ Wesley Nolan – violin
Discography:
Essential Things b/w Circle of Two
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Green Records
1982
12″
Eyes
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Green Records
1981
7″
Audio/video:
Eyes/What I Lost/Saturday
Links:
Official ANP myspace