MU330

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MU330
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MU330 performing live at the 2007 International Ska Circus in Clark County, Nevada.
Background information
Origin St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Ska punk, punk rock, indie rock
Years active 1988–2008 (on hiatus)
Labels Asian Man
Associated acts Dan P & the Bricks, The Stitch Up, Spitzer, Bagheera, Skankin' Pickle, Orange Tree, Mikey
Website www.mu330.com
Members Dan Potthast
Ted Moll
Chris Diebold
Robert Bell
Gerry Lundquist

MU330 (pronounced "em-you-three-thirty") are a ska punk band from St. Louis, Missouri.

Formed by students of St. Louis University High School in 1988, MU330 played a self-described brand of music called "Psycho Ska", high energy ska punk marked by manic performances and humorous, often strange lyricism. Since 1997, however, the band's musical direction has shifted towards a more melodic and lyric-driven ska/indie rock sound, a combination that's been described as "Weezer meets The Specials".[1][2]

Dan Potthast (guitar/vocals), Ted Moll (drums), Chris Diebold (bass) and Robert Bell (trombone) have remained with MU330 since the band's inception, while trombonist Gerry Lundquist has been a member for over a decade. Though several different frontmen have been featured in the past, Potthast has always acted as the band's principal songwriter and lyricist.[3]

Biography[edit]

The original members met in St. Louis University High School music class 330 (hence the name of the band).[4]

Singer Dan Potthast has released solo work and has also started a second band The Stitch Up with former Slow Gherkin frontman James Rickman. He also started a ska/rocksteady group called "Dan P and the Bricks" along with former MU330 saxophonist, Matt Knobbe. Drummer Ted Moll has a side project band called Bagheera.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1994 Press Moon Ska Records / Asian Man Records
1996 Chumps on Parade Dill Records / Asian Man Records
1997 Crab Rangoon Asian Man Records
1999 MU330 Asian Man Records
1999 Winter Wonderland! Asian Man Records
2002 Ultra Panic Asian Man Records

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2001 "Oh Yeah!" Live Asian Man Records

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1998 Best of MU330 California Roll Japan-only compilation with four unreleased songs

Singles, demos and non-album tracks[edit]

Year Title Label Notes/Track(s)
199? Salamander Stew No Record Co. Demo cassette
1996 "Jason" b/w "Now" 7" Moon Ska Records "Jason", "Now"
1997 MU330 / Blue Meanies Split 7" Asian Man Records "Vacation" (Caffey, Valentine, Wiedlin)
1998 Time Bomb EP 7" H.Y.R. "Hoosier Love", "LA", "Ireland"
Split with Punishment Park. Released only in Norway.
2000 Doppel Pack soundtrack "Better Than Pork" (Potthast)
2000 Metalliska: A Ska Tribute to 80's Metal Too Hep "Motorbreath" (Hetfield)
2007 Ska Is Dead Compilation CD Asian Man Records "Please Don't Run"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Man Records: Crab Rangoon Asian Man Records.
  2. ^ "MTV Bio". Mtv.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "VH1 Bio". Vh1.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ All Music MU330 - Biography .

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