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Joe 90 is a roots rock band which was formed from a group based New York Citymarker, but was later relocated to Los Angelesmarker. The band members include Chris Seefried, Gary DeRosa, Adam Hamilton, and Craig Ruda.


DeRosa, Ruda, and Seefried were previously in a group known as Gods Child; and had released a handful of LP under that moniker. In 1995, Gods Child had a national hit single, "Everybody's #1", which topped the Billboard Magazine "Modern Rock" and "Album Rock" categories simultaneously.By year's end, they had performed on a nationally televised show from host Conan O' Brien, as well as at a WNEW radio Christmas show at New York’s Roseland Ballroommarker.


The band relocated to Los Angelesmarker in 1996 and recruited Hamilton as a drummer. Seefried and Hamilton would go on to pen "Sleeping Pill" a song which was featured on a CD Sampler released by Album Network, a trade magazine. The song was credited to a band known as "The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90" — a pseudonym for the duo. The name was a send-up to the 1968 animated television series entitled Joe 90. However, their audience was not in on the joke, and repeatedly inquired about Joe 90. They eventually took on the name to avoid any further elaboration.

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In September 1999, the band had released of their debut CD under the new moniker. The album, entitled "Dream This", was released through E Pluribus Unum/Universal label — a venture started by Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz. The label was bought out by Interscope in 2000.

Joe 90 embarked on a cross-country tour in support of the album, from October ’99 through February 2000. They toured alongside the Counting Crows. They would later go on to support several notable acts, including (but not limited to):

Their first single, "Drive" , (featuring Duritz on counter lead vocals) garnered major radio airplay across the country and was featured in the second season of Six Feet Under.

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