Spin Doctors

Formed in New York City in 1988, rock and funk jam band Spin Doctors originally formed under the name Trucking Company. The first line-up of the band featured harmonicist and vocalist John Popper, who would leave the group to focus on his main band Blues Traveler. Popper’s high school friend Chris Barron assumed vocal duties and, alongside guitarist Eric Schenkman, drummer Aaron Comess, and bassist Mark White, they changed their name to Spin Doctors. Blending rock, pop, funk, and soul, the quartet attracted a lot of attention through their live shows and were signed to Epic Records in 1991. They released their live debut EP, Up for Grabs… Live, in 1991. Later that year, Spin Doctors issued their full-length debut album Pocket Full of Kryptonite. The album featured the massive hit single “Two Princes”, which made the Top 10 in many countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the UK, and Sweden, where it landed at the Number 1 spot. The band’s next single, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” hit the Top 40 in most of those countries. In total, five singles were lifted from the album. Their next release was the 1992 live album Homebelly Groove… Live, which featured some of the tracks from their previous live EP alongside newer live tracks. Their next studio album, Turn It Upside Down, was released in 1994 and featured the four singles including “Cleopatra’s Cat”. Original guitarist Schenkman left the band, replaced by Anthony Krizan. The album You’ve Got to Believe in Something was released in 1996, followed three years later by Here Comes the Bride. Spin Doctors split in 1999 but the original quartet reunited in 2001. Over the next two decades, the band continued to tour and record, releasing the albums Nice Talking to Me (2005) and If the River Was Whiskey (2013). Band members also worked on various solo projects in between Spin Doctors commitments.

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