Tribe (band)

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Tribe Sleeper Shot.jpg
Picture of the band from the back cover of the Sleeper album
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock
Years active 1985–1994
Labels Rutabaga Records
Slash/Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Janet LaValley, The Vivs
Past members Terri Brosius
Eric Brosius
Janet LaValley
Greg LoPiccolo
David Penzo
Mike Levesque

Tribe was an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts which was active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They released three albums, two on Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records, but did not translate their local appeal into national fame[1] and disbanded in 1994.

Greg LoPiccolo later stated that "When Warner Bros didn’t pick up our option for the third album; that was kind of a momentum-killer."[2]

Terri and Eric Brosius and Greg LoPiccolo later joined video game developer Looking Glass Studios and did sound/voice/music work on various games. They would later become founding members of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix.[3]

"Outside", a song from Here at the Home, was featured in the 2007 music video game Rock Band.

Current status[edit]

Terri Brosius helped form Boston band The Vivs, where she is the keyboard player and backing vocalist. They released their debut album, "Mouth to Mouth", in 2009.[4]

Eric is a member of the Boston band Eddie Japan, which also features Greg LoPiccolo's brother Bart on guitar.[5]

Janet LaValley has a song called 'Jube' on the soundtrack for the movie "That's What She Said."[6]




  • "Jakpot" (1990)
  • "Easter Dinner" (1991)
  • "Payphone"(1991)
  • "Joyride (I Saw the Film)" (1991)
  • "Supercollider" (1993)
  • "Red Rover" (1993)



  1. ^ Tribe biography
  2. ^ Bullz-eye search for Tribe
  3. ^ Tribe at Forgotten BandPlanet
  4. ^ Perry, Jonathan (2009-09-25). "The need to make music". The Boston Globe. Globe Newspaper Company. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  5. ^ "Eddie Japan". Bandcamp. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  6. ^ Janet LaValley News

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