Joe 90 (band)
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|Genres||Alternative rock, dream pop, psychedelic rock|
E Pluribus Unum
|Associated acts||Gods Child
|Past members||Alex Alexander
Joe 90 is an alternative rock band, which was formed from the group Gods Child, based in New York City, and was later relocated to Los Angeles. The band members include Chris Seefried, Gary DeRosa, Craig Ruda and Adam Hamilton.
DeRosa, Ruda, and Seefried were previously in a group known as Gods Child; and had released a handful of LPs under that moniker for Warner Brothers records. In 1994, Gods Child album Everybody had a national hit single, "Everybodys 1", which topped the Billboard Magazine "Modern Rock" and "Album Rock" categories simultaneously. By year's end, they had performed on a nationally televised show from host Conan O'Brien, as well as at a WNEW radio Christmas show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.
The band relocated to Los Angeles in 1996 and recruited Hamilton as a drummer. Seefried and Hamilton would go on to pen the song "Sleeping Pill" to be featured on a CD sampler released by the trade magazine Album Network. The song was credited to a band known as The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90 — a pseudonym for the duo. The name was a send-up to the 1968 animated television series entitled Joe 90. However, their audience was not in on the joke, and repeatedly inquired about Joe 90. They eventually took on the name to avoid any further elaboration. The name Joe90 was suggested by band manager Steve Barrett. He had been an integral part of the Gods Child creative process, suggesting song titles, lyrics, ideas and direction.
In September 1999, the band had released their debut CD under the new moniker. The album, entitled Dream This, was released through E Pluribus Unum/Universal label — a venture started by Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz. The label was bought out by Interscope in 2000. Joe 90 embarked on a cross-country tour in support of the album, from October ’99 through February 2000. They toured alongside the Counting Crows.
Their first single, "Drive", (featuring Duritz on counter lead vocals) garnered major radio airplay across the country and was featured in the second season of Six Feet Under. Song "Cars Go By" was the end title for New Line Cinema 1999 film Body Shots. Every song from Dream This performed in film or on television. Laura Nyro's "And When I Die" was performed by Joe 90 as the end title of New Line Cinema distributed film Final Destination in 2000 and appeared on the album A Raccoons Lunch. Their final record remains unreleased.
|1994||Everybody||as Gods Child|
|1996||Aluminum||as Gods Child|
|1999||Dream This||as Joe 90|
|2000||A Raccoons Lunch||as Joe 90|
|2000||Boys and Girls||soundtrack|
|1994||"Everybodys 1"||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||18|
|1994||"Everybodys 1"||Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||25|
|1994||"Stone Horses"||Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||-|
|1996||"Female Elvis (I'm the Man)"||Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||-|
|1996||"This Is the Real World?"||Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||-|
|1999||"Drive"||Billboard AAA Tracks||-|
- "Everybody's 1" (1994)
- "Stone Horses" (1994)
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