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  Catatonia (band)
Catatonia were a popular music band from Wales that gained a national following in the United Kingdom in the mid-late 1990s.
The band consisted of Cerys Matthews[?] on vocals, Mark Roberts[?] and Owen[?] on guitar, Paul Jones[?] on bass, and Aled Richards[?] on drums.
Catatonia deliberately tried to make their songs accessible to a broad audience, while at the same time not shying away from original, experimental, or even potentially abrasive sounds.
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 Catatonia (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Katatonia, a Swedish metal band.
Catatonia were a popular music band from Wales who gained a national following in the United Kingdom in the mid-late 1990s.
The couple came across the word catatonia, believing it to mean a sense of extreme pleasure and sleep, and the band was subsequently originally called 'Sweet Catatonia'.
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 Catatonia Summary
Catatonia is a condition associated with a number of serious mental and physical illnesses.
catatonia and was subsequently confined to Briar Ridge.
Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd original frontman, is said to have suffered from catatonia during several of his stage appearances when he would perform with the band on stage.
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 Catatonia information from Wikipedia - WrongDiagnosis.com
Catatonia is a psychiatric symptom that is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Catatonia is not a mental disorder in itself; it is a symptom of other mental disorders.
As catatonia is a symptom of an underlying disorder, treatment is generally aimed at the underlying cause.
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 Catatonia - Biography - AOL Music
The most traditional pop band of all the Welsh bands to emerge in the post-Brit-pop days of the mid-'90s, Catatonia reworked the sound of jangling late-'80s alternative rock with the punchy, amateurish indie-rock attack.
Catatonia returned in 1998 with their second album, International Velvet, a British smash which hit the top of the charts and stayed there for several weeks thanks to the hit singles "I Am the Mob" and "Mulder and Scully." Equally Cursed and Blessed followed in the spring of 2000.
The remaining members of the band continued their career, but not under the Catatonia name.
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Catatonia is a severe psychiatric and medical condition, characterized by, in catatonic stupor[?], a general absence of motor activity, and, in catatonic excitement[?], violent, hyperactive behavior directed at oneself or others but with no visible purpose.
Catatonia is associated with a number of other psychiatric and medical conditions, such as the life-threatening neuroleptic malignant syndrome as well as drug abuse, depression, and schizophrenia.
For the band of the same name, see Catatonia (band)
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 Catatonia "Equally Cursed And Blessed"
Thankfully, Catatonia, a band which hails from this area, may just be talented enough to be adequate compensation.
Catatonia's music usually requires somewhat of an acquired taste due to its untraditional style, however, this taste can be acquired after merely one listening of their third album, Equally Cursed And Blessed.
Although the band's noncommittal position to either makes it difficult for them to find a niche on American radio, it makes their album stand out against much of the homogeneous sludge that has lately besieged the music industry.
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 BBC News | MUSIC | Troubled Catatonia split up
The band should have mounted an eight-date tour in July, but not even the rescheduled dates for September were able to go ahead because the singer had not yet recovered.
Catatonia dismissed reports last month of the band's imminent demise as "rubbish" while the record company said the rumours were "pure speculation."
He said they were the only band in history to sing in an exagerrated Welsh accent, and represented a whole era.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/1556250.stm   (673 words)

 Catatonia: International Velvet ---Ink Blot Magazine
At the end of the year, they were awarded the Q Award for the Single Of The Year for "Road Rage." They also received the prestigious Welsh Communicator(s) of the Year Award by the Wales Institute of Public Relations for excellence in promoting the Welsh culture and language to the rest of the world.
Catatonia supply guitars with a sweet ear-candy core, but they sure know how to write and perform a song.
They are at their best when they blast their amps, but it's the lilting ballads that identify Catatonia as more than a one-trick pony.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Catatonia_International.htm   (446 words)

 Catatonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catatonia is a psychiatric syndrome that is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Antipsychotics should be used with care as they can worsen catatonia and are the cause of neuroleptic malignant syndrome a dangerous condition that can mimic catatonia and requires the immediate discontinuation of the antipsychotic.
In an album titled "Trainwreck" by the band Boys Night Out catatonia is mentioned quite often, and is what the story of the album is based on.
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 Catatonia – Music at Last.fm
Catatonia were a band led by Welsh singer Cerys Matthews.
Catatonia was formed in 1992, reputedly after songwriter Mark Roberts heard Cerys busking in Cardiff city centre.
Their original name was Sweet Catatonia; catatonia being a reference to the noun catatonia, or the state of being catatonic.
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 Made in Wales: Catatonia
The legend that Catatonia was formed when Mark met Cerys while she was busking outside a Specsavers in Cardiff, is not true, although it has some truth in it.
The band broke up in '91, and the year after, Mark and his then-girlfriend, Cerys, wrote a song together - Sweet Catatonia, the title of which was also chosen for the band which they started.
But the band didn't become a quartet, as former Y Crumblowers, Colour 45 and The Family guitarist Owen Powell was added to the group, to make up for Cerys no longer playing guitaer.
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 Catatonia: Equally Cursed and Blessed ---Ink Blot Magazine
1998 was a dream year for the band, all due to the massive success of their #1 album, International Velvet, and two successive Top Five hits.
Catatonia are a band that prides itself on presentation.
The vaguely hip-hop flavor of "She's A Millionaire" is a welcome flourish that fits the band in a quirky way, while the acidic punk of "Storm The Palace" explodes with a supersonic blast of hammering drums and chopped guitars.
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The band were formed around 1991 by Mark Roberts and Cerys Matthews with a different lineup to when they were at their most famous.
By the end of 1999 the band were worn out through the constant promotion and touring of the past two years, so spent more time relaxing and working on their fourth album "Paper, Scissors, Stone".
Please also note this myspace is not maintained by the band, and is here as a tribute to Catatonia in the absence of a band-managed myspace.
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 The History of Rock Music. Catatonia: biography, discography, reviews, links
Catatonia is a Welsh quintet led by songwriter Mark Roberts but more famous for its frontwoman, blonde punkette Cerys Matthews.
Her coarse and gutsy vocal style is a cross between Debbie Harry (Blondie) and Bonnie Tyler.
Catatonia are probably meant for the larger-than-life ballad and not for the catchy ditty, for the elaborate harmony and not for the direct riff.
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 Equally Cursed And Blessed | The A.V. Club
It's the same old story, if not the same old sound: Big in Britain for a few years, the Welsh band Catatonia now faces the daunting prospect of trying to make it in America.
But, unlike many of its countrymen, Catatonia is fully conversant in the international language of pop.
The new Equally Cursed And Blessed, Catatonia's third album, presents a fuller portrait of the band, with a selection of material more nuanced than its best-known single suggested.
www.avclub.com /content/node/11839/print   (232 words)

 BBC News | MUSIC | Catatonia plan life after Cerys
Pop band Catatonia could reform under a new name following the departure of their lead singer Cerys Matthews.
Catatonia released four albums and had a string of singles hits in the 1990s but as a band they were always most closely identified through Matthews.
Richards said the four band members had not been in contact with her since last September.
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 ProgRock Records :: Artist Listing
Nevertheless, the band recorded and released their debut, "Salem Hill" in the spring of 1992.
Catatonia received critical acclaim and precipitated an invitation for the band to play 1997's international music festival, Progday, in Chapel Hill, NC.
The success of "Catatonia" enabled the band to pull out all the stops in recording their next album, 1998's "The Robbery of Murder." Following international critical acclaim, European distributors, Cyclops Records, signed the band to their label.
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 Amazon.com: Catatonia - Greatest Hits: Music: Catatonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The band's fourth album isn't well represented on the first disc due to the fact that the only single released was Stone By Stone, which unfortunately only scraped into the British top 20.
Quite simply, Catatonia were one of the most interesting and diverse bands of the British indie scene of the 90's, and it's a shame to see them go, but with Cerys's solo album being released soon maybe it's not goodbye after all.
Before the band split, they released four albums, of which the middle two (International velvet, Equally cursed and blessed) were the most successful.
www.amazon.com /Catatonia-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00006J3KM   (1453 words)

 Cerys Matthews : interview
Catatonia, a band she naively named after reading Aldous Huxley's Doors Of Perception thinking the name meant a euphoric state instead of the direct opposite, clawed their way up from the indie gutter, playing the toilet circuit and building a loyal fan base attracted by the charismatic Cerys and that voice.
The band could write great songs but they seemed fated to being one of the groups that fitted in nowhere, another washed up talent in the UK's fashion driven music scene.
Catatonia were given some column inches, a bit of hope.
www.musicomh.com /interviews/cerys-matthews_0706.htm   (815 words)

 About Cerys
Catatonia first started back in 1993, when Cerys was spotted by Mark Roberts (guitarist/songwriter) busking in Cardiff high street.
Although gaining praise for their excellent live performances, the band were still yet to make the big breakthrough in the charts, and were more renowned for Cerys' excessive drinking habits, rather than her fantastic voice.
By the end of the year, Catatonia had well and truly established themselves as one of the best bands in Britain, and Cerys as the face of 1998.
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 catatonia and gorkys live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Today it is the English holding the ladder as Catatonia, the Manics and the Stereophonics climb way beyond their reach.
Without Rhys Mwyn a young band from Llanrwst called Y Cyrff may never have got the chance to release 7" singles, and be given the encouragement to pursue a career in music when all the odds were stacked up against them.
Catatonia know where their hearts are and where their home is.
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Cerys was previously a huge fan of Marks former band, Y Cyrff and they had met several times at his gigs in Cardiff.
In 1996, Catatonia relesed their first studio album, Way Beyond Blue is a collection of different musical styles sung in both Welsh and English.
Over summer the band were almost forgotten as fans began discussing other topics such as Big Brother and other bands due to the lack of Catatonia in the public.
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 Catatonia ~*~ NuttErz
Catatonia are a Welsh band that come from Cardiff.
Catatonia are: Cerys Matthews - Lead Vox Mark Roberts - Guitar & Vox Owen Powell - Guitar & Vox Paul Jones - Bass Aled Richards - Drums
Here are some pix of the band for you to enjoy E-mail/ICQ me if you would like a copy.
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 Amazon.com: Paper Scissors Stone: Music: Catatonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I know that in Europe and the UK, Catatonia was one of the more famous bands, but in the United States they are sadly unheard of, as is the case with many bands that originate from Europe (I had to get "Paper Scissors Stone" off of Amazon because I could not find it anywhere locally).
The accompanying band members also do a great job, changing their sound each track, making each one unique and fun to listen to.
It is unfortunate that the band's internal conflicts led to the break up, but Catatonia has undoubtedly made a mark on the music industry.
www.amazon.com /Paper-Scissors-Stone-Catatonia/dp/B00005MHU7   (1178 words)

 From the top of the pops to Tennessee - Thursday, 04/24/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As lead singer of pop band Catatonia, she was among Great Britain's greatest commercial music successes of the late 1990s, and her short-lived ''Queen of Pop'' title didn't come without loss of privacy or heights of excess and anxiety.
The British media reported that her exit from Catatonia in 2001 was accompanied by treatment for exhaustion.
Like mushy peas and blood pudding, Catatonia's popularity didn't extend to the United States, which is one reason why Bucky Baxter's Three Trees studio in the countryside north of Nashville seemed to Matthews an attractive place to record her solo debut album, Cockahoop.
www.tennessean.com /entertainment/music/archives/03/04/31914532.shtml   (1196 words)

Catatonia is a very severe psychiatric and medical condition, characterized by, in catatonic stupor, a general absence of motor activity, and, in catatonic excitement, violent, hyperactive behavior directed at oneself or others but with no visible purpose.
Catatonia is associated with a number of other psychiatric and medical conditions, such as the life-threatening neuroleptic malignant syndrome as well as bipolar disorder (most commonly), drug use, depression, and schizophrenia.
New York quartet The Rapture and London funkster Amy Winehouse are among the artists that have been added to the recording line-up for the latest series of 'Other Voices'.
www.mrsci.com /Mental-Illness/Catatonia.php   (292 words)

 Auralgasms Artist - Catatonia - Bio
Comprised of vocalist Cerys Matthews, guitarist/vocalist Mark Roberts, guitarist Owen, bassist Paul Jones and drummer Aled Richards, Catatonia formed in Cardiff, Wales in the earyl '90s.
The same line-up recorded Hooked, which was released the following year.
Early in 1996, "You've Got a Lot to Answer For" became the band's first charting single, appearing at number 35 on the British charts.
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 RTE.ie Entertainment - Catatonia want Prescott row man in new video
Welsh band Catatonia have asked the man who was punched by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to appear in their next video.
Farmhand Craig Evans, 29, made headlines last week after he was punched by Prescott outside a Labour rally in Rhyl.
Evans was approached by the video production company Godman to appear in the video for Catatonia's forthcoming single 'Stone By Stone'.
www.rte.ie /arts/2001/0522/catatonia.html   (92 words)

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