Damn, i know there was something special about these guys, what a shame they didn't achieve what they could have, but to late, history is already written. Hey lets read some history ! (Oh shut up it might be interesting)
"After nearly a year of solid touring, the Spin Doctors scored a huge, unexpected success with the incessantly catchy "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." The rest of Pocket Full of Kryptonite will please fans of that song; the album is full of the loose, leisurely three-chord pop/rock jams the Spin Doctors specialize in. It may be unfair to compare them to the Grateful Dead, but the Doctors often suggest a lighter, more pop-oriented version of that band. While all of the best tracks were issued as singles ("Jimmy Olsen's Blues," "Two Princes," and "Little Miss"), there are still enough good moments on the rest of the album to please anyone who loves the hits"
Ok, you were right that wasn't interesting. But surely there must be something....
"After a live EP caught their early potential, they released this uncharacteristically tight debut album. As a jam band in the vein of Blues Traveler and Phish, Spin Doctors built a grassroots following by playing anywhere and everywhere. Featuring several hits that could have appeared on a Steve Miller Band album, Kryptonite became an immediate frat-rock favorite. Thanks to a spotless production, the tight groove of "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," "Two Princes," and "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" immediately connected with audiences who seemed to find singer Chris Barron's hapless hippie lyrics and goofy grin a winning combination". --[Rob O'Connor]
At the beginning of the 1990s, lower Manhattan was a rock & roll paradise. New York was an oasis for free thinkers, and the crumbling real-estate market made it possible for a new generation of clubs to become the spawning grounds for a new scene. Wetlands, Continental Divide, the Rodeo Bar, Paddy Reilly's and McGovern's were only some of the venues presenting local bands. Out of this came the most furious round of New York signings since the mid-'70s punk explosion. Spin Doctors were the first of these bands to be signed, followed by Blues Traveler, Black 47, Phish and God Street Wine. The Doctors remain the most popular on the strength of Pocket Full of Kryptonite and the hit "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong." That popularity is based on universal rock & roll virtues – the tuneful grooves and the neohippie charm of vocalist Chris Barron. ~ [Source:Rolling Stone]
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