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The Dandy Warhols are a US rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals,
guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboard), Peter Holmström (guitar), and Eric Hedford (drums). Hedford left in 1998 to
be replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent De Boer. The band's name is a pun on the name of American pop
artist Andy Warhol.

The Dandy Warhols are strongly influenced by The Velvet Underground, Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, The
Beatles, The Shadows, and The Rolling Stones as well as including implicit musical references to My Bloody Valentine in
some songs.[1] Front man Courtney Taylor-Taylor describes the band's beginning as a group of friends who "needed
music to drink to."[2]

The Dandy Warhols performed live shows in bars throughout Portland and released their first album, Dandys Rule OK?
on Tim Kerr Records in 1995. This album was influential in Capitol Records' decision to sign the band.

The band first achieved success in Europe after the release of their second record …The Dandy Warhols Come Down
in 1997; the lead single "Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth" proved popular in many countries across the
continent. The band, popular both with their visuals and with their sound, gained a reputation throughout Europe and
Australia for selling out their live shows