Vigilantes of Love was a rock band fronted by Bill Mallonee with a large number of secondary players drawn from the lush musician pool in and around Athens, Georgia. In its later manifestations in the later 1990s and early 2000's, Mallonee usually sang, played lead and rhythm guitar and harmonica, although in earlier bands he played drums.The band takes its name from the New Order song "Love Vigilantes," although their sound tends more to folk, Americana, and country rock than New Wave. Their 2001 album Summershine also showed some movement toward Brit-pop and R.E.M.-style college rock, which would be more fully explored in Mallonee's solo career.
The band formed in 1990 in Athens, Georgia, where Bill Mallonee attended the University of Georgia. The act developed as a mostly acoustic, side-project of The Cone Ponies, the last in a long series of line-ups beginning in the mid-'80s with Windows and Walls, Bed of Roses, and -- a band name toyed with but never billed - Upper Bl
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