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Birth Place: Canberra, Australia
Years Active: 1980–present
Genres: Post-punk, Alternative Rock, Dream Pop, Neo-psychedelia

The Church is an Australian rock band formed in Canberra in 1980. Initially associated with New Wave and the neo-psychedelic sound of the mid 1980s, their music later became more reminiscent of "progressive rock," featuring long instrumental jams and complex guitar interplay. The Church's debut album, ''Of Skins and Heart'' (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment." They were signed to major labels in Australia, Europe and the U.S. However, the U.S. label was dissatisfied with their second album and dropped the band without releasing the album. This put a dent in their commercial success, but they made a comeback in 1988, with the album ''Starfish'' and the American ...

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