Died Pretty

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Died Pretty, sometimes The Died Pretty, is an Australian alternative rock band founded by mainstays Ron Peno (lead singer) and Brett Myers (lead guitarist and backing vocalist) in Sydney in 1983. The band was briefly called Final Solution. Their music started from a base of early electric Bob Dylan with psychedelic influences, including The Velvet Underground and Television. They were managed by John Needham, who is the owner of Citadel Records, their main label.

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Died Pretty
Original line-up of Died Pretty.
Original line-up of Died Pretty.
Background information
Also known asFinal Solution
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1983–2002, 2008–2009, 2012, 2016–present
LabelsCitadel, What Goes On, Closer, Blue Mosque, Festival, Sony/Columbia, RCA, Beggars Banquet
Past membersSee members list below

Died Pretty's 1990s albums, Doughboy Hollow, Trace and Sold, appeared on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Charts but they had more success on the alternative scene. According to rock music historian Ian McFarlane they "unashamedly plundered rock's past to arrive at an original sound that was always passionate, atmospheric and uplifting ... produced some of the most inspirational rock music heard in Australia". The group formally disbanded in 2002 but the members have reunited on a number of occasions for short tours in Australia. They undertook a joint national tour with Radio Birdman in June and July 2017.