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Suburban Lawns

The brainchild of CalArts students William "Vex Billingsgate" Ranson and Sue "Su Tissue" McLane, Suburban Lawns formed in Long Beach, California in 1978. They gained notoriety with their debut single "Gidget Goes to Hell," whose music video was directed by Jonathan Demme and shown on Saturday Night Live. Their self-titled album, produced by EJ Emmons and released in 1981, featured the New Wave radio favorite "Janitor." After disbanding, members pursued other musical endeavors, with McLane recording a solo album and Whitney forming a new band called The Lawns.

Suburban Lawns was formed in Long Beach, California in 1978 by CalArts students William Ranson and Sue McLane. Their debut single "Gidget Goes to Hell" gained attention through its music video directed by Jonathan Demme which aired on Saturday Night Live. In 1981 they released their self-titled album featuring the popular track "Janitor." After disbanding, McLane recorded a solo album while Whitney formed The Lawns.

Formed in Long Beach, California in 1978 by CalArts students William Ranson and Sue McLane, Suburban Lawns gained recognition with their debut single "Gidget Goes to Hell." Directed by Jonathan Demme, the accompanying music video received airtime on Saturday Night Live. Their self-titled album from

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