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  • AKA: XCleavers
    Those X-Cleavers
  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
  • Active: Unknown - Unknown
  • Number of gigs played: 2
  • Number of other acts played with: 3
Sceneroller, Those XCleavers, Tom Lesions, John Gaskell, Terry Tanger

This 1985 photo shows Those X-Cleavers band members. From left, they are Tom Lesions, John Gaskell and Terry Tanger. Credit: Journal Sentinel files

About This Act

From The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Bass player Tom Lesions remembered meeting [guitarist Terry] Tanger and their first jam session together.

"They were in a kind of country band, and I was punk rock," Lesions said. "Our interests weren't really in line to start, but the first time we got together we wrote a song."

That was in 1979, and they were soon playing as Those X-Cleavers. In the 1980s, for example, the band had albums, an early video and local radio airtime, especially for "Silence the Critics" and "Skip a Beat." And the X-Cleavers played lots of good gigs and later reunion concerts.

"We did have the opportunity to open up for a lot of bands - U2 on their first time here in Madison and the Police on their last time," he said. Tanger later played with Road Damage, a reggae band with a rock edge. Other bands included the more reggae Kojo and then King Solomon.

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