PRESENTED BY BARBARA RAPPAPORT
The Punk-Pop quartet Bowling For Soup formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas USA, by singer Jaret Reddick, guitarist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler and drummer Gary Wiseman.
The band spent a couple of years gigging around the local club circuit, putting out an EP and their eponymous debut full-lenght disc on their own Que-so Records.
After relocating to Denton, Texas, the group issued "Rock On Honorable Ones!!", in 1997, on local FFROE label.
Two years later Bowling For Soup recorded "Let's Do It For Johnny!!", which was offered initially through the Denton-based label; the set included some early tracks, new material, the cover of Bryan Adams' "Summer Of '69" and "The Bitch Song", which got some local radio buzz and helped the band eventually land a deal with Jive Records.
August 2002 saw the release of their fourth album, "Drunk Enough To Dance", the record shot to #2 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers list and pierced The Billboard 200 Albums chart driven by the single "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" which debuted at #64 on The Billboard Hot 100 and cracked the top 40 of The Modern Rock Tracks; in the U.K. this single was a smash, hitting #8 on the Official Pop chart and helped push the CD into the U.K. Top 20 Albums chart.
Bowling For Soup returned in September of 2004 with "A Hangover You Don't Deserve", it rose to the #37 position on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while the main single, "1985", peaked at #23 on The Billboard Hot 100; the second single, "Almost", also hit the top 40 and was closely followed by the minor hit "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)"
The sixth full-length disc from the Texan quartet, "The Great Burrito Extortion Case", was released in November 2006; it peaked at #88 on The Billboard 200 but quickly disappeared from chart. This CD scored a couple of Hot Adult Top 40 hits with "High School Never Ends" and "When We Die".
Bowling For Soup will release their next studio-effort, "Sorry For Partyin'" on September 29, 2009 via Jive Records. The album includes their new single and video "My Wena", a hilarious love song that showcases their one-of-a-kind brand of fun-Punk-Pop.
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