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The Embarrassment

Referred to by fans as "the best band you never heard of," the Embarrassment also holds the distinction of being Wichita, KS' most influential band. The group's eclectic yet distinctive sound wrapped a post-punk approach and a deadpan sense of humor around pop, country, disco, and metal elements, crafting songs that rivaled the work of better-known contemporaries like Gang of Four, Mission of Burma, and the Feelies. Though they toured and recorded consistently from their formation in 1979 till their breakup in 1983, the Embarrassment won only a small -- but intensely devoted -- following while they were an active outfit. However, the group's cult grew over the years, culminating in a reunion in the late '80s and the release of two anthologies in the '90s.

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