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Marginal Man

Formed in 1983 by three former members of Artificial Peace—Mike Manos, Pete Murray, and Steve Polcari—alongside Kenny Inouye and Andre Lee, Marginal Man’s two-guitar set up and stylistic variety allowed for a layered melodic sound that helped define the post-hardcore era, as evidenced on their 1984 album, Identity. Throughout their initial run of 1983-1988, Marginal Man was a guiding force between waves of the D.C. scene.

Drawn from the Paul Bushmiller collection on punk, the Sharon Cheslow Punk Flyers collection, the D.C. punk collection, and the D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine collection at Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland.

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