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Spoon

August 7th, 2014

Formed:
1994 in Austin, TX

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s




Spoon

Biography

With a heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock (the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), enigmatic, Texas-based indie pop outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre's premier commercially and critically acclaimed alternative rock acts. Formed in Austin by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP, Nefarious, on the small Texas imprint Fluffer Records in 1994, eventually re-recording three of the songs for its 1996 full-length debut, Telephono, for Matador. The album was noisy, hook-filled, and generally well-received, but it wasn't until 1997's Soft Effects EP that the group began to hone in on the tight, minimalist pop that would become its forte. A brief and tumultuous affair with Elektra Records began in 1998 with the release of A Series of Sneaks, and quickly ended after the band was dropped in the midst of an internal company shake-up (the record was reissued in 2002 on Merge with two bonus tracks that chronicled the group's disappointment with major-label politics).

Top Albums


1. They Want My..

2. Ga Ga Ga Ga ..

3. Gimme Fictio..

4. Transference

5. Kill the Moo..

6. Girls Can Te..

7. A Series of ..

8. Telephono / ..

9. Don't You Ev..

10. Love Ways – ..

11. 30 Gallon Ta..

12. Sister Jack ..

13. The Agony of..

14. They Want My..

15. My First Tim..

16. My People – ..

17. Back in the ..

18. Written In R..

19. Got Nuffin -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Inside Out They Want My Soul 5:01 $1.29
2.
Do You They Want My Soul 3:32 $1.29
3.
Rent I Pay They Want My Soul 3:09 $1.29
4.
Underdog Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track.. 3:42 $0.99
5.
I Just Don't Understand They Want My Soul 2:37 $1.29
6.
Knock Knock Knock They Want My Soul 4:39 $1.29
7.
I Turn My Camera On Gimme Fiction 3:32 $0.99
8.
They Want My Soul They Want My Soul 3:21 $1.29
9.
Rainy Taxi They Want My Soul 3:58 $1.29
10.
Let Me Be Mine They Want My Soul 3:25 $1.29
11.
New York Kiss They Want My Soul 3:26 $1.29
12.
Don't You Evah Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track.. 3:36 $0.99
13.
Outlier They Want My Soul 4:21 $1.29
14.
Way We Get By Kill the Moonlight 2:40 $0.99
15.
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track.. 3:08 $0.99
16.
Got Nuffin Transference 3:58 $0.99
17.
I Summon You Gimme Fiction 3:55 $0.99
18.
Don't You Evah Don't You Evah 3:34 $0.99
19.
Don't Make Me a Target Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track.. 3:55 $0.99
20.
Black Like Me Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Bonus Track.. 3:25 $0.99
21.
My Mathematical Mind Gimme Fiction 5:02 $0.99
22.
Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine Gimme Fiction 2:58 $0.99
23.
Everything Hits At Once Girls Can Tell 4:04 $0.99
24.
Mystery Zone Transference 4:59 $0.99
25.
Written In Reverse Transference 4:18 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. The Underdog

2. I Turn My Came..

3. Sister Jack

4. Everything Hit..

5. Two Sides of M..

6. Sister Jack

7. Written in Rev..

8. Find Me (feat…


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