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|Origin||New York City, New York, United States|
|Genres||Blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Labels||Kama Sutra Records|
|Associated acts||Estus, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Ramones, Marky Ramone and the Intruders, the Ramainz, Marky Ramone & the Speedkings, Teenage Head, Misfits, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Stories, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, HSAS, the Satisfactors, New York Dolls|
|Past members|| Kenny Aaronson |
Dust was an American hard rock band active in the early 1970s.
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Dust was formed in 1969 by Richie Wise and two teenagers, Kenny Aaronson and Marc Bell. The trio's producer and manager, Kenny Kerner, also wrote the group's lyrics. Their eponymous debut album was released on Kama Sutra Records in 1971, followed by a sophomore release, Hard Attack , issued on the same label the following year. Although Wise began writing material for a third album, the band dissolved due to lack of promotion and Wise's interest in producing.
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Dust is the debut album by Dust, released by Kama Sutra Records in 1971.
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Wise and Kerner went into production with Kiss, among others, producing that band's first two albums.
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Hard Attack/Dust (2013, Legacy Recordings)
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