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(The New York Observer)   The Spin Doctors have emerged from 1994 or wherever in Vermont they've been hiding   (observer.com) divider line 74
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2013-05-30 12:13:18 PM
Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.
 
2013-05-30 12:25:03 PM
They should get together with the Rembrandts and Hootie and the Blowfish and do a Bands Who Were Featured On Friends Reunion Tour. That would ROCK.
 
2013-05-30 12:30:43 PM

Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.


THIS.
 
2013-05-30 12:31:29 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should get together with the Rembrandts and Hootie and the Blowfish and do a Bands Who Were Featured On Friends Reunion Tour. That would ROCK.


They weren't on Friends, but The Refreshments are talking about a reunion tour.
 
2013-05-30 12:31:32 PM

Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.


I guess if you have decent weed it is.
 
2013-05-30 12:39:18 PM
What time is it?

4:30
 
2013-05-30 12:39:41 PM

Shostie: Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.

I guess if you have decent weed it is.


This guy ain't in his head now.
 
2013-05-30 12:40:01 PM

Pants_Optional: What time is it?

4:30


It's not late, naw, naw. It's just early, early.

Damn you! Now I have it stuck in my head!
 
2013-05-30 12:40:59 PM

Pocket Ninja: They should get together with the Rembrandts and Hootie and the Blowfish and do a Bands Who Were Featured On Friends Reunion Tour. That would ROCK.


Darius is too busy being Mr Awesome in Country Music right now for Hootie to reunite. But, if Ben Folds Five can do it (with Ben doing the solo thing too), why not?
 
2013-05-30 12:43:20 PM

mafiageek1980: Pants_Optional: What time is it?

4:30

It's not late, naw, naw. It's just early, early.

Damn you! Now I have it stuck in my head!


It gets stuck in my head anytime anyone asks that question.
 
2013-05-30 12:44:52 PM
They had a great bluesy groove to them but went too far into the jam band thing for me to be able to stomach them.

Sounds like they figured out they had something.
 
2013-05-30 12:45:15 PM
I once met them at my coke dealer's apartment around 94 when they made a tour stop.   Nice guys, but very talkative.

www.nashvillescene.com
 
2013-05-30 12:49:01 PM

Pants_Optional: What time is it?

4:30


Should've been 4:20, although the album came out before there was a "420".
 
2013-05-30 12:51:34 PM

Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.


No.
 
2013-05-30 12:51:45 PM
i.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-30 12:51:56 PM

Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.


That's what I said now.
 
2013-05-30 12:51:56 PM

Rustybumperjack: Car_Ramrod: Pocket Full of Kryptonite was a dope album. That is all.

No.


Hater :P
 
2013-05-30 12:55:20 PM

Pep Streebeck: Pants_Optional: What time is it?

4:30

Should've been 4:20, although the album came out before there was a "420".


that album came out in 1970?
 
2013-05-30 01:00:43 PM
Say, I thought the Spin Doctors were...doing some cruise-line tour with the Gin Blossoms and Meredith Brooks or Everclear or something.  Wrong band, I guess.

Pep Streebeck: the album came out before there was a "420".


No.  No it did not.

busy chillin': that album came out in 1970?


Whoops!  Taken care of.  Carry on, then.
 
2013-05-30 01:03:36 PM
Saw them play in 1992...bassist stopped the show when a bunch of meatheads started a mosh pit during Two Princes. Told them all to cut it out and to find a bunch of girls and just dance.

/csb
 
2013-05-30 01:04:53 PM
I've seen them twice at a couple of street fair type events in the 2000s. They played everything waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay slower than the album. Not sure if they were too stoned to play at the right speed, or just trying to stretch their hits to fill their time.
 
2013-05-30 01:05:28 PM
I knew Aaron Comess as a kid (sort of - my older brother used to hang with him and they played together occasionally in high school). The guy is a fantastic drummer.
 
2013-05-30 01:06:21 PM
"Two Princes" has an undeniable ear worm quality to it. Just hear it played somewhere once, and it'll still be ringing in your head two weeks later.
 
2013-05-30 01:13:10 PM

fruitloop: mafiageek1980: Pants_Optional: What time is it?

4:30

It's not late, naw, naw. It's just early, early.

Damn you! Now I have it stuck in my head!

It gets stuck in my head anytime anyone asks that question.


I've passed that earworm on to my daughters (12 and 9). Confuses the hell out of their friends.
 
2013-05-30 01:13:30 PM
I recently realized I'd had a "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" understanding of a lyric in "Little Miss Can't be Wrong" since the song came out.  The lyric is "I take that back, I hope you're doing fine," not "I dig that black guy, hope you're doing fine," as I'd been hearing it for the past 20 or so years.

/CSB
//It was much cooler the way I heard it.
 
2013-05-30 01:13:54 PM

The Bunyip: Saw them play in 1992...bassist stopped the show when a bunch of meatheads started a mosh pit during Two Princes. Told them all to cut it out and to find a bunch of girls and just dance.


People started moshing during a Spin Doctors set? Were they that bored?
 
2013-05-30 01:23:02 PM

ten foiled hats: Say, I thought the Spin Doctors were...doing some cruise-line tour with the Gin Blossoms and Meredith Brooks or Everclear or something.  Wrong band, I guess.


Heh, I'm actually seeing Gin Blossoms at Ravinia this summer. They're playing with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball. I'm actually kind of excited. Especially for Fastball.
 
2013-05-30 01:23:06 PM
Vermont ? I'm pretty sure those guys are all living in NYC

Saw the Spin Doctors open for Blues Traveler a few months ago at the newly renovated Capitol Theatre in Portchester NY.

Chris Barons voice sounded great and he still has tons of energy for a front man. They were never a huge favorite of mine but they can play and have some good tunes.
 
2013-05-30 01:23:44 PM

Shostie: People started moshing during a Spin Doctors set? Were they that bored?


You have to understand - it was '92 and everyone was soaked in grunge angst. I can't remember exactly what he said, but the band seemed to be just as confused about it as you are.
 
2013-05-30 01:27:50 PM
Wait.
No.
Nope.

Zero farks given.
 
2013-05-30 01:29:00 PM

Car_Ramrod: ten foiled hats: Say, I thought the Spin Doctors were...doing some cruise-line tour with the Gin Blossoms and Meredith Brooks or Everclear or something.  Wrong band, I guess.

Heh, I'm actually seeing Gin Blossoms at Ravinia this summer. They're playing with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball. I'm actually kind of excited. Especially for Fastball.


Yeah, that's the one.  Is that on some boat or something?  And are Spin Doctors there?

/f*ck...something something something road that you walk on, fast and slow, it's always summer, you'll never get cold...great.
 
2013-05-30 01:33:08 PM

ten foiled hats:

Yeah, that's the one.  Is that on some boat or something?  And are Spin Doctors there?


There was going to be a boat concert but it got cancelled for some reason that wasn't lack of ticket sales. ; )
 
2013-05-30 01:41:59 PM

busy chillin': ten foiled hats:

Yeah, that's the one.  Is that on some boat or something?  And are Spin Doctors there?


There was going to be a boat concert but it got cancelled for some reason that wasn't lack of ticket sales. ; )


Was it because...(heh) nevermind, I think I got it.
 
2013-05-30 01:42:24 PM
There were worse bands back them.   I saw them when I was in high school, and remember them being a decent live band, but this was long before I started my deep disdain for jam bands.  What can I say, I liked them, but never loved them.  Probably never will.
 
2013-05-30 01:47:11 PM

The Bunyip: Shostie: People started moshing during a Spin Doctors set? Were they that bored?

You have to understand - it was '92 and everyone was soaked in grunge angst. I can't remember exactly what he said, but the band seemed to be just as confused about it as you are.


Yeah, in '92, people were moshing to Billy Joel.

/I think I remember hearing about a Seattle audience actually moshing to Billy Joel around that time...
 
2013-05-30 01:48:15 PM

ten foiled hats: Car_Ramrod: ten foiled hats: Say, I thought the Spin Doctors were...doing some cruise-line tour with the Gin Blossoms and Meredith Brooks or Everclear or something.  Wrong band, I guess.

Heh, I'm actually seeing Gin Blossoms at Ravinia this summer. They're playing with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball. I'm actually kind of excited. Especially for Fastball.

Yeah, that's the one.  Is that on some boat or something?  And are Spin Doctors there?

/f*ck...something something something road that you walk on, fast and slow, it's always summer, you'll never get cold...great.


Nope, not on a boat. At Ravinia, an outdoor concert venue in the north Chicago suburbs. Nice place. Can just hang out on the lawn and drink/eat whatever you bring in. I've seen Steve Miller Band and James Taylor there among others.

You're thinking of The Way
 
2013-05-30 01:50:42 PM
They were a fun live band and Chris Barron was a blast to interview. Five second question, five minute answer and none of it made sense. Naturally, that required another five second follow up. Lather, rinse, repeat, have the boss scream at you. Damn, I miss radio at times.
 
2013-05-30 01:54:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swixirXLvzo

my problem now from 2005 i think.  I like it.  the album has kazoos and tommy chong and a banjo (if i remember correctly)
 
2013-05-30 01:56:55 PM
I saw them once outside Albany, NY when I was in college - they were doing an eight-stop reunion tour in New York. That was back in 2002 or 2003. They played a solid two hours and sounded great. I remember wondering if I was too young to be going to reunion concerts.

After the show, the band hung out and my friend got to chat with Mark White, the bassist, for a bit. He'd picked up his interest in playing bass from listening to the basslines on Spin Doctors tracks. I think they exchanged e-mail addresses at the time too.
 
2013-05-30 02:03:43 PM
This new effort, "If the River Was Whiskey," is kinda meh at best.

If you're interested in a Spin Doctors "come-back", check out 2005's "Nice Talking to Me".  Kick ass album, on par with PFOK.
 
2013-05-30 02:08:09 PM
Saw the lead singer get assaulted by a stage invader at Glastonbury. Pretty freaking funny at the time. Those two big singles were damned catchy though.
 
2013-05-30 02:08:55 PM
If I want to listen to an off-key singer, I'll listen to The Fall. OK songs for the hemp crowd, but not my style.

Now I have that damned song in my head.

/Just go ahead now
 
2013-05-30 02:11:14 PM
Also, if you're into Spin Doctors, you're probably into Dispatch.  Check out their self-titled "come-back" EP.
 
2013-05-30 02:13:11 PM

kindms: Vermont ? I'm pretty sure those guys are all living in NYC

Saw the Spin Doctors open for Blues Traveler a few months ago at the newly renovated Capitol Theatre in Portchester NY.

Chris Barons voice sounded great and he still has tons of energy for a front man. They were never a huge favorite of mine but they can play and have some good tunes.


Lead singers of Spin Doctors and Blues Traveler went to high school together.
 
2013-05-30 02:14:52 PM

ten foiled hats: something something something road that you walk on, fast and slow, it's always summer, you'll never get cold...great.


Anyone could see the road that they walk on is paved in gold

/great songwriters in that band.
 
2013-05-30 02:16:18 PM
Two Princes got all the air time but Laraby's Gang was always my favorite
 
2013-05-30 02:23:53 PM

carej: Two Princes got all the air time but Laraby's Gang was always my favorite


You made it all the way to track 10 on that turd?
 
2013-05-30 02:28:37 PM
www.allposters.com
But the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll getcha
When you get your picture
On the cover of the Rollin' Stone
 
2013-05-30 02:32:18 PM

Slow To Return: carej: Two Princes got all the air time but Laraby's Gang was always my favorite

You made it all the way to track 10 on that turd?


My high school self loved that record.
 
2013-05-30 02:37:40 PM

carej: Slow To Return: carej: Two Princes got all the air time but Laraby's Gang was always my favorite

You made it all the way to track 10 on that turd?

My high school self loved that record.


Seriously, I've owned that CD since probably the day it came out (Tuesdays used to be Happy Day for me) and I've never heard that song until just now.
 
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