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He initially attended the European School of Luxembourg (ESL), but left due to excessive bullying. During Placebo's live performances Molko has played a number of instruments, including guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica and saxophone. 1 Echo delay and a Radial Loopbone effect chain switcher.
Although Molko was brought up in a strict household that disapproved of artistic expression (his father wanted him to become a banker), he rebelled by assuming an androgynous image, wearing nail polish, lipstick, and eyeliner, and listening to punk music. He played Malcolm, a singer of the fictional glam rock band, "The Flaming Creatures", who resembled the early Alice Cooper band. His pedalboard consisted of a Boss TU-2 chromatic tuner, Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb, MXR Phase 90 phaser, two Electro Harmonix Hot Tubes distortion units, Boss DD-3 delay, MXR Distortion booster, MG Monovibe chorus/vibrato, Electro Harmonix No.Placebo's big hits, Nancy Boy and Pure Morning, were certainly terrific, headspinning anthems, but, so it then seemed, only by default.Now, as if propelled by the belated understanding that the shelf-life for a band that is more interesting than their music is inevitably finite, comes Black Market Music, the third Placebo album.And the first woman who played a significant role in his life was, undoubtedly, his mother.On 10th of December,1972, in one of Brussels' maternity homes, suffering from birth throes, she gave birth to a small nasally-whining creature, that soon was named Brian.Brian Molko (born 10 December 1972 in Belgium) is a British musician and songwriter who is lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Placebo.He is known in particular for his distinctive nasal, high-pitched vocals, androgynous appearance, and unique guitar style and tuning. I'd much rather walk away." The last time I went on a blind date"Maybe three years ago. I have said, I'm so-and-so from Placebo, will you let me in, please? But when it hasn't worked, I've never uttered the dreaded phrase. I'm going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I'll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag.I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses.