Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The dB's: Falling Off The Sky

Terry Staunton, Record Collector, 13 August 2012

HAILING FROM North Carolina (via New York), the dB's were seen by many as the US college rockers most likely to break through to the mainstream in the early '80s, though that accolade ultimately went to R.E.M.. Links between the two bands were maintained, however, when guitarist Peter Holsapple became part of REM's touring line-up, but now he's returned to his roots for the first dB's album in 25 years.

Total word count of piece: 196

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.