The Stand have often been compared to The Raspberries, The Plimsouls, The Replacements and The Knack.
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Formed in early 1983 and a fixture on the Los Angeles club circuit, The Stand have often been compared toThe Raspberries, The Plimsouls, The Replacements and The Knack. In 1987, the band release its debut album on Explosive Records and in 1990 saw the release of Heartbreak Town on A&M but by the 3rd release “ In 3 Days” (best selling of all 3) it all stopped and the band went separate ways. After the resurgence of power pop, they had started jamming and playing together for the first time in many years, they looked for another major label to release the “newest” album but didn’t like any of the offers they seem to be hearing. As a result, lead singer Tony Valenziano created Smile Records, a label where The Stand and other power pop bands could call home and have their music released. The Stand toured throughout the U.S. and played at various pop rock and indie festivals. In 2002, The Stand released its Smile Records debut album, Replay. The band have often been compared to Smash and The Rembrandts. The album is back available again expanded from its original 15 track CD with 8 bonus tracks.