Common Sense (band)

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This article is about an alternative rock band. For the rapper previously known as Common Sense, see Common (rapper). For other uses, see Common sense (disambiguation).

Common Sense is an American reggae and alternative rock band from Orange County, California. They are known for playing in the Mercury Mariner commercial. Since their formation in 1987, they have released five albums under their own label, Common Sense Records. They perform periodically at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, and have, in the past, been members of the summer music and sports festival, Warped Tour.[1]

They are also known for making the Chicago rapper formerly known as Common Sense, change his name to Common over legal issues.

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Jai Vatuk – guitar/keyboard
  • Steve Dillard – trumpet/flugelhorn/and Nick's Daddy
  • Drew Hester - drums


Full-length albums:

  • Live! At the Belly Up Tavern (1994)
  • Psychedelic Surf Groove (1996)
  • State of the Nation (1999)
  • Common Sense (2002)
  • Don't Look Back (2005)


  1. ^ Common Sense, Sonic Garden. Retrieved oanuary 23, 2008. Archived July 1, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.

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