The Jim Carroll Band was a new wave/punk rock group formed by poet and writer Jim Carroll, in 1978, after encouragement from Patti Smith. The band was formerly called Amsterdam, based San Francisco, California. The musicians were: Steve Linsley (bass), Wayne Woods (drums), Brian Linsley and Terrell Winn (guitars). Their biggest commercial success was the single "People Who Died", from their 1980 debut album, Catholic Boy; the album featured contributions from Allen Lanier and Bobby Keys. The song was covered by John Cale on his Antártida soundtrack.