Mark Harrington released a number of independent solo recordings in the late 80s, and 2 CDs in the 90s: 1993's Capricorn Flakes, and 1999's Trash Icon. The CDs are "alt-pop/rock" and the songs don't fit into a single genre. This is not your typical singer-songwriter music. The often quirky and unique production techniques support the lyrics that identify a social-critic using dry humour. The simple and immediate quality of the guitar-driven songs is preserved despite the use of electronics. Mark's voice has drawn comparisons to early David Bowie, and Peter Murphy (see reviews). Mark Harrington has recorded 2 cover songs that have gotten some attention: a cover of Gary Numan's Cars (on Trash Icon), and David Bowie's Changes (on Rubbernkkerz: 33 1/3rd).
Mark Harrington released a number of independent solo recordings (tapes) in the late 80s, and 2 CDs in the 90s: 1993's Capricorn Flakes, and 1999's Trash Icon.
Around the year 2000, Mark began recording music that varied from his other work, and he gave it a new name: Rubbernekkerz. It is more textured, and the emphasis is placed on creating a mood. The debut CD contains a few songs in the previous style, but many in a different vein.
In the late 1980s, Mark played in the electronic rock trio Heik and the Shakes. Mark Harrington also formerly served as the Canadian correspondent for )ism(, a chapbook & writing distribution network. He writes bios and press kits for other musicians. Harrington has been described as a "perennial and voluntary outsider".
Back from a 7 year 'retirement', Mark will be rockin' near you soon... well, maybe not nearby....
Billy Bragg, Bowie, Morrissey, Peter Murphy, The Clash, Rush, Rheostatics, XTC, U2
Depends on the gig -- full band to (mostly) solo electric... sometimes solo classical!