Joydrop

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Joydrop was a Canadian alternative rock band in the late 1990s and early 2000s from Toronto, Ontario. The band consisted of vocalist Tara Slone, guitarist Thomas Payne, bassist Tom McKay, and drummer Tony Rabalao.

The band released two CDs, Metasexual and Viberate, and had notable chart hits in Canada with their songs "Beautiful" and "Sometimes Wanna Die". The former was used on the soundtrack of the film Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed, playing as the end credits roll. The latter single was featured prominently on MTV2 in the US during the summer of 2001, thanks in part to a music video featuring Tommy Lee. They appeared as themselves, performing their two hit songs, on an episode of Special Unit 2. "Sometimes Wanna Die" was also temporarily banned on some radio stations after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Following the band's breakup, Slone released a solo album and was a contestant on Rock Star: INXS. Tony Rabalao also went solo and put out a CD under the name Lehlo but plays in Slone's band as well. Tom McKay is a producer and worked on Slone's and Rabalao's CDs. Thomas Payne is writing and producing with other artists.[citation needed] As of 2010, Slone is part of Breakfast Television on CKAL-DT (Citytv Calgary).

In Coyote Ugly (2000), a one-second newspaper advertisement is shown for the "Songwriter Showdown" featuring Joydrop playing at the Bowery Ballroom, along with: The Skank Honkies, Papa Vegas, The Suicide Machines, Vertical Horizon, Eve 6, Verbena, Edwin McCain, Beth Hart, Excel, The Pietasters, Bis Train, and Pennywise.

Discography[edit]

Metasexual (released September 22, 1998)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fizz"   3:51
2. "Beautiful"   3:59
3. "Breakdown"   4:57
4. "Strawberry Marigold"   4:09
5. "Spiders"   3:12
6. "Dream Today"   3:21
7. "Cocoon"   3:13
8. "Over + Under"   4:06
9. "If I Forget"   3:49
10. "All Too Well"   3:43
11. "No One"   2:54
12. "Dog Star Radio"   4:46
13. "The Line"   5:02
14. "Until"   4:20

Viberate (released July 17, 2001)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Thick Skin"   4:13
2. "American Dreamgirl"   3:46
3. "Sometimes Wanna Die"   3:16
4. "Life On The Sun"   4:32
5. "Swan Song"   4:00
6. "Replaced"   4:06
7. "Viberate"   4:40
8. "This Is Not Real"   3:57
9. "Expiry Dates"   3:36
10. "Do You Believe"   5:09
11. "Embrace"   4:23
12. "Metasexual"   6:43

Singles[edit]

  • Beautiful (1999)
  • If I Forget (exclusive to Canada) (1999)
  • Spiders (exclusive to US) (2000)
  • Sometimes Wanna Die (2001)
  • American Dream Girl (2001)