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Bowling For Soup

Genre: Pop Punk, Pop Rock

Bowling for Soup (often typeset as ¡Bowling for Soup! or abbreviated as BFS) is an American pop-punk band which originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Now based in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for its singles "Girl All the Bad Guys Want," (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) "Almost," "High School Never Ends," and "1985.Bowling for Soup was formed in Wichita Falls,Texas in 1994 by Jaret Reddick (lead vocals, guitar),

Erik Chandler (bass, backing vocals), Chris Burney (guitar, backing vocals) and Lance Morril (drums, backing vocals). Morril left the band in 1998 (on good terms) and was replaced by Gary Wiseman of Gary and the Wisemen. The band's name was derived from a comedy act by Steve Martin. In 1998, the band relocated to Denton, Texas and recorded their second studio album, third overall, Rock on Honorable Ones!! (a reference to S.H. Rider's motto "ROHO"--Ride On Honorable Ones) in 1998 for Denton music label FFROE. Bowling for Soup released their first EP, Tell Me When to Whoa, through FFROE later that year.

 The album sold over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. Let's Do It for Johnny!!, Bowling for Soup's major label debut, was released on Jive in 2000. The album mostly contained re-recordings of their previous material along with a few new tracks and a cover of Bryan Adams' song "Summer of '69."

Drunk Enough to Dance is Bowling for Soup's second album with Jive Records, released August 6, 2002. It was recorded at Tree Sound Studios and Sonica Recording in Atlanta and Big Time Audio in Dallas, Texas. One of the album's singles, (the other single was called Emily) "Girl All The Bad Guys Want", was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" category.
A re-release in 2003 added "Punk Rock 101", a cover of 1980s new wave band A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)", and "Star Song". An acoustic version of the song "Belgium" exists at the end of the album, as well as at the very end of the initial release. The cover of "I Ran (So Far Away)" was used as the opening theme song of the anime television show Knights of the Zodiac in North America.


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