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was a punk band that emerged in the Washington, D.C. hardcore
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scene in 1983. Steve Polcari, Pete Murray, and Mike Manos all had played earlier in Artificial Peace, a band which appears on Dischord Records
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' important Flex Your Head
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compilation, an essential document of the 1980s D.C. punk scene. The other two members, Andre Lee and Kenny Inouye, had previously been in the band Toasterhead. Marginal Man played for five years before a final performance at the 9:30 Club
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on March 24, 1988. They have reunited for shows at the 9:30 Club on August 29, 1991 and December 30, 1995—the second to last show at the 9:30 Club's original location—and at Black Cat on August 20, 2011.
Guitarist Kenny Inouye is the son of Medal of Honor
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recipient and President pro tempore of the United States Senate
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, Hon. Daniel Inouye
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- Identity 12" EP (Dischord Records, 1984)/CD EP (Dischord, 1997)
- Double Image LP (Gasatanka/Enigma Records, 1985)/CD (In Your Eye, 2000)
- Marginal Man LP/CS (Giant Records, 1988)
- "Marginal Man" on the "Alive And Kicking" 7" compilation (WGNS Recordings, 1985)
- "Stones Of A Wall" on the "State Of The Union" LP compilation (Dischord, 1989)
- "Friends" on the "Going Nowhere Slow" LP compilation (Double A Records, 1990)
- "Mainstream" and "Tell Me" on the "...And The Fun Just Never Ends" CD compilation (Lost And Found Records, 1993)
- "Missing Rungs" and "Manipulator" on the "20 Years Of Dischord" 3xCD compilation (Dischord, 2003)
- Steve Polcari - Vocals
- Pete Murray - Guitar, Vocals
- Kenny Inouye - Guitar
- Andre Lee - Bass
- Mike Manos - Drums