Cupid Car Club

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Cupid Car Club
Cupid Car Club composite.jpg
Background information
Years active1993
LabelsKill Rock Stars
Past membersIan Svenonius
James Canty
Steve Gamboa
Kim Thompson

Cupid Car Club, also known as Cupid Car Club M.P., was a short-lived American post-hardcore band consisting of Ian Svenonius on vocals, James Canty on drums, Steve Gamboa on guitar (all of which were previously members of Nation of Ulysses and later went on to form The Make-Up), and Kim Thompson (of The Delta 72) on bass and vocals.[1]

They released one 7" EP on Kill Rock Stars, called Join our Club. Cupid Car Club also appeared on the Rock Stars Kill and Some Songs compilations, also under the Kill Rock Stars label.

The band's lyrical content, album art, and promotional material tended to stray towards a morbid playfulness, containing many references to topics such as suicide, child custody, and cults.

Join our Club[edit]

Join our Club
Join our Club.jpg
EP by
Cupid Car Club
RecordedPirate House
LabelKill Rock Stars
ProducerBrendan Canty
Guy Picciotto

Join our Club, sometimes known as Werewolves!, was the only EP from the short-lived band Cupid Car Club.

The track "Grape Juice Plus" borrows its name from the term used by Dr. Lewis Dickson to describe wine to Zira in Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Also, the lyrics "Did you have the dream now about the boy" and "Don't you got it good now so I can shoot my little girl" are direct reference to 1991's The Rapture (film). Svenonius has a penchant for obscure film references and name-dropping (most obvious in David Candy's Play Power).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Edge of the Envelope" − 2:10
  2. "Vapor Rub-Out"
  3. "Child Custody Commandos"
  4. "Grape Juice Plus" − 3:49

Other appearances on compilations[edit]

Year Title Track(s) Label Other
1994 Rock Stars Kill

"M.P. Skulkers"

Kill Rock Stars Consists of a CD, LP, and a 7 inch. "M.P. Skulkers" appears only on CD and LP pressings.[2] "M.P. Skulkers" does not appear on any other release, including Join our Club.
1997 Some Songs

"Grape Juice Plus"

Kill Rock Stars


  1. ^ "Cupid Car Club". Kill Rock Stars. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
  2. ^ "Rock Stars Kill". Retrieved 2007-02-21.

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