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Similar Skin, Umphrey's McGee

Umphrey's McGee

June 15th, 2014

1997 in South Bend, IN


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

Umphrey's McGee


A jam band coming out of the Midwest in the mid-'90s, Umphrey's McGee edged toward the Frank Zappa side of the improv rock scale, as opposed to the Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers Band direction espoused by many of their contemporaries, like the Big Wu. The members of Umphrey's McGee met at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The original four bandmembers (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Brendan Bayliss, bassist Ryan Stasik, and drummer Mike Mirro) had been playing in various campus bands when they got together in December 1997, naming themselves after a cousin of Bayliss'. With the national jam band infrastructure already in place, the band quickly began disseminating their live shows and soon released their first album, Greatest Hits, Vol. 3. The fourth-generation jam band often included songs by Phish and moe. in their live sets, along with the usual selection of wacky covers.

Top Albums

Similar Skin, Umphrey's McGee
1. Similar Skin
Anchor Drops, Umphrey's McGee
2. Anchor Drops
Safety In Numbers, Umphrey's McGee
3. Safety In Nu..
Live At the Murat, Umphrey's McGee
4. Live At the ..
Mantis (Bonus Track Version), Umphrey's McGee
5. Mantis (Bonu..
The Bottom Half, Umphrey's McGee
6. The Bottom H..
Live at Lollapalooza 2006: Umphrey's McGee, Umphrey's McGee
7. Live at Loll..
Local Band Does O.K., Umphrey's McGee
8. Local Band D..
Mantis, Umphrey's McGee
9. Mantis
UMLive: 12/31/2010 Chicago, IL, Umphrey's McGee
10. UMLive: 12/3..
Jimmy Stewart 2007, Umphrey's McGee
11. Jimmy Stewar..
Local Band Does OKlahoma (Live), Umphrey's McGee
12. Local Band D..
Hall of Fame: Class of 2010, Umphrey's McGee
13. Hall of Fame..
Hall of Fame: Class Of 2012, Umphrey's McGee
14. Hall of Fame..
UMLive - St. Louis, MO 10/31/10, Umphrey's McGee
15. UMLive – St…
UMLive: 9/14/2012 Morrison, CO, Umphrey's McGee
16. UMLive: 9/14..
Live from Bonnaroo 2008: Umphrey's McGee, Umphrey's McGee
17. Live from Bo..
Hall of Fame - Class of 2011 (Live), Umphrey's McGee
18. Hall of Fame..
Live from Beacon Theatre, Umphrey's McGee
19. Live from Be..
UMLive: 10/29/2011 Atlanta, GA, Umphrey's McGee
20. UMLive: 10/2..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
No Diablo Similar Skin 4:13 $1.29
Linear Similar Skin 3:48 $1.29
Puppet String Similar Skin 6:29 $1.29
Women Wine and Song Safety In Numbers 3:53 $0.99
Cut the Cable Similar Skin 3:53 $1.29
In the Kitchen Anchor Drops 3:59 $0.99
End of the Road Safety In Numbers 3:16 $0.99
Nemo Safety In Numbers 4:25 $0.99
Bridgeless Similar Skin 9:00 $1.29
Loose Ends Similar Skin 5:01 $1.29
Educated Guess Similar Skin 5:48 $1.29
Similar Skin Similar Skin 6:05 $1.29
Anchor Drops Anchor Drops 4:59 $0.99
Plunger Anchor Drops 6:01 $0.99
Room to Breathe (Bonus Track) Similar Skin 5:52 $1.29
Morning Song (Bonus Track) Similar Skin 7:23 $1.29
Hindsight Similar Skin 3:24 $1.29
Little Gift Similar Skin 3:14 $1.29
Hourglass Similar Skin 3:23 $1.29
Amble on (feat. Joshua Redman) Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 7:54 $0.99
Der Bluten Kat (feat. Joshua Redman) Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 9:11 $0.99
Nemo Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 2:48 $0.99
Dear Lord Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 4:07 $0.99
Nemo Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 2:02 $0.99
Plunger Live at the Fillmore 12/29/.. 3:43 $0.99

Top Music Videos

In the Kitchen (Live), Umphrey's McGee
1. In the Kitchen..
Nemo (Live), Umphrey's McGee
2. Nemo (Live)
Women, Wine and Song (Live), Umphrey's McGee
3. Women, Wine an..
Puncle Wally (CBGBs, New York City, NY, 4.21.06) [Bonus Track], Umphrey's McGee
4. Puncle Wally (..
Made to Measure (Live), Umphrey's McGee
5. Made to Measur..
Booth Love, Umphrey's McGee
6. Booth Love
Puncle Wally (CBGBs, New York City, NY, 4.21.06), Umphrey's McGee
7. Puncle Wally (..


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