the control group

    1998 - 2002

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the control group
Left to right: RTP, A. King & J. Gorman
Photo by: Brendan W. Burns

Biography by Mario Mesquita Borges - Courtesy of "Andrew King (vocals, guitar), Tyler Pollard (bass, vocals), and Jonathan Gorman (drums, vocals – from 1997-2000) (& Phillip Ouellette - drums, vocals - from 2000-2008) are the elements of the Control Group. Applying simple melodies to energizing and artsy pop/rock style features, the Boston-born trio first assembled in 1997 after the break-up of King and Pollard's previous band, the doosies. Consistently putting together a respectable fan base at local clubs, The Control Group eventually gained considerable airplay on the radio due to their catchy and thrilling themes. Inspired by the tunes of bands such as Radiohead and Pixies, the three-piece released their defining album in 2000. "An Elaborate System of Pulleys and Levers" corroborated the band's aptness in constructing shattering melodies and rocking themes, endorsing the band's success on the Boston music scene." The band played its' “last” show on January 24, 2002. The band later reunited to open for pals, The Sheila Divine on December 27, 2008 - @ The Paradise - Boston, MA




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