|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||alternative rock indie alternative rock indie rock seen live|
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This Sacramento, California, USA-based outfit was founded in 1991 by John McCrea (vocals/guitar), a songwriter who had spent the previous decade playing in various bands. McCrea recruited Frank French (drums), Greg Brown (guitar), Vincent DiFiore (17 December 1963, Torrance, California, USA; trumpet, keyboards, vocals) and Sean McFessel (bass), although the latter was soon replaced by Gabriel Nelson. A one-off single in 1993 (Rock N Roll Lifestyle) was followed by their self-produced debut, Motorcade Of Generosity, which was originally sold without any distribution backing. A contract with Capricorn Records followed, although French and Nelson were subsequently replaced by Todd Roper and Victor Damiani. Cake made their first impression on the charts in 1995 with a re-release of the sarcastic Rock N Roll Lifestyle, a witty view from the trenches of the music industry that quickly became the bands...