This four-piece band came together in 1989 when Christopher Barron (5 February 1968, Hawaii; vocals) and Eric Schenkman (b. 12 December 1963, Massachusetts, USA; guitar) met Aaron Comess (b. 24 April 1968, Arizona, USA; drums) at the New School of Jazz in New York. With the line-up completed by Mark White (b. 7 July 1962, New York, USA; bass), the band signed a recording contract the following year. 1991s Pocket Full Of Kryptonite was a varied collection of well-crafted, tuneful rock songs flavoured with funk rhythms and witty, intelligent lyrics. It also displayed the bands considerable musical ability, playing in a wide range of styles from the light, jazzy feel of the softer numbers to hard funk reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with almost nonchalant ease, while retaining a recognizable sound of their own. Undeterred by the albums lack of initial success, the Spin Doctors took to the road in the USA, touring to the point of physical...
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