Big Head Todd & The Monsters
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock jam seen live alternative blues colorado jam band|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Formed at high school in Boulder, Colorado, USA, in 1986, this curiously monikered band put together two albums and several single releases to little outside interest. Gradually, however, songwriter Todd Park Mohr (19 October 1965; vocals, guitar), Rob Squires (b. 27 April 1965; bass) and Brian Nevin (b. 23 October 1966; drums) earned a groundswell of support after financing the band from their own pockets. Midnight Radio, with cover artwork by Chris Mars of the Replacements, one of their most vociferous fans, began to take that buzz to a national level, but despite the breakthrough the band remained with their own label for its release.
Finally signing to Giant Records through the auspices of Irving Azoff in 1993, they made their major label debut with Sister Sweetly, produced with David Z at Paisley Park studios, where strong musical frameworks emboldened songs such as Broken Hearted Savior and Groove...