Jellyfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": power pop indie pop rock pop alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

This US band from San Francisco, California, broke into the 90s music scene by brilliantly repackaging the most gaudy elements of 60s and 70s pop with irresistible kitsch appeal. The band’s dress sense was particularly colourful, one critic observing that it could have been drawn from the wardrobes of colour-blind charity shop consumers.

Jellyfish was formed in late 1988 by songwriters Andy Sturmer (Pleasanton, San Francisco, California, USA; drums/vocals) and Roger Manning (b. Pleasanton, San Francisco, California, USA; keyboards). Both were previously in Beatnik Beatch, a short-lived funk pop outfit on Atlantic Records. They were subsequently joined by multi-instrumentalist Jason Falkner (b. 2 June 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA), while Red Kross bass player Steve McDonald helped out on the recording sessions for their first album. Roger’s younger brother Chris Manning (b. USA) joined the band as touring bass player following...

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