|Music University 330|
MU330 performing live at the 2007 International Ska Circus in Clark County, Nevada.
|Origin||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Genres||Ska punk, punk rock, indie rock|
|Associated acts||Dan P & the Bricks, The Stitch Up, Spitzer, Bagheera, Skankin' Pickle, Orange Tree, Mikey|
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".
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.
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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.
Press (up to 1994)
Chumps on Parade (1995-1997)
1997 - present
|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|
|2001||"Oh Yeah!" Live||Asian Man Records|
|1998||Best of MU330||California Roll||Japan-only compilation with four unreleased songs|
Singles, demos and non-album tracks
|1991||Salamander Stew||No Record Co.||Demo cassette
Recorded and mixed at Profound Sound
|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"|