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  Anton Fier

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Anton Fier

Anton Fier, born June 20, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, is an American drummer and producer, best known as the leader (and sole constant member) of the all-star downtown New York City band, The Golden Palominos (1981-present).

Fier first made his mark as the drummer for Feeliesf on their 1980 debut release, Crazy Rhythms. After leaving the group, Fier joined the punk-jazz unit, The Lounge Lizards, in 1981 and recorded their self-titled album, The Lounge Lizards. Returning home to Cleveland, Fier was recruited by the legendary new wave band Pere Ubu where he played drums on the album, Song of the Bailing Man. Fier once again relocated to New York where he founded the first Golden Palominos lineup in 1981, issuing the group's self-titled debut LP, The Golden Palominos, two years later.

While the Golden Palominos continues to remain his primary focus, Anton Fier continues to play drums on a wide range of albums for artists such as Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Yoko Ono, Bob Mould and Laurie Anderson. As a producer, he has worked on recording sessions for performers like Drivin' N' Cryin', the Grapes of Wrath and Joe Henry.

In 1994, Anton Fier issued his solo debut album, Dreamspeed.


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