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The Units were an American early electronic music/New Wave/Synth Punk band, founded in San Francisco]in 1979 and were active until 1983. They were one of America's early electronic New Wave bands, they are sometimes cited (along with The Screamers) as pioneers of the genre now known as Synth Punk. The Units were notable for their use of synthesizers in place of guitars, and multimedia performances featuring multiple projections of satirical, instructional films critical of conformity and consumerism.

Band Members[]

  • Scott Ryser
  • Rachel Webber
  • Brad Saunders
  • Tim Ennis
  • Ron Lantz
  • Richard Driskell
  • Lx Rudis
  • Seth Miller
  • Jon Parker
  • David Allen Jr.
  • Jabari Allen
  • Marc Henry
  • D.C. Carter
  • Rick Prelinger

Discography[]

  • "High Pressure Days" (7") [1979]
  • "Units" (7") [1979]
  • "Warm Moving Bodies" (7") [1980]
  • Digital Stimulation (LP) [1980, 2015]
  • "The Right Man" (12") [1982]
  • "A Girl Like You" (12") [1983]
  • New Way to Move (12" EP) [1983]
  • Animals They Dream About (LP) [2016 (recorded 1981)]

Videography[]

  • Unit Training Film 1: Warm Moving Bodies
  • Unit Training Film 2: Cannibals
  • Unit Training Film 3: Cowboy
  • High Pressure Days 1979 - with intro by Dirk Dirksen
  • The Units & Larry Cuba - Warm Moving Bodies with Calculated Movements

Gallery[]

Audio[]

I Night (1978)

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