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.
Gods Child had released a handful of albums for Warner Brothers records. They had a hit in 1994 with the song "Everybodys 1", which topped the Billboard Magazine "Modern Rock" and "Album Rock" categories simultaneously.
The band moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and recruited Hamilton as a drummer. Seefried and Hamilton wrote 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 send-up to the 1968 animated television series Joe 90. The band eventually took on the name.
In September 1999, the band had released their debut CD under the new moniker. The album, Dream This, was released through the E Pluribus Unum label, under the Universal label. 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 Adam 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. Their final record remains unreleased.
- "Drive" (1999)
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