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3 lb. Thrill was the reincarnation of the popular, long-standing Atlanta band Uncle Green. Formed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey in 1980, the band consisted of Matt Brown (guitar and vocals), Jeff Jensen (guitar and vocals), Bill Decker (bass) and Pete McDade (drums). Brown and Jensen were the principal songwriters and vocalists for the group. After relocating to Atlanta, the band recorded two independent records before meeting producer Brendan O'Brien, with whom they recorded the albums "You" and "What An Experiment His Head Was" for DB Records. After establishing themselves as a well-known regional college-rock band, they signed a contract with Atlantic in the early 1990s and recorded "Book of Bad Thoughts", one of their strongest efforts. Subsequent tours supporting The Reivers, The Black Crowes, Matthew Sweet, Robyn Hitchcock and the Ben Folds Five increased their visibility. Formed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey in 1980, the band Uncle Green consisted of Matt Brown (guitar and vocals), Jeff Jensen (guitar and vocals), Bill Decker (bass), and Pete McDade (drums). ... Brendan OBrien is a record producer who worked with many bands including Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Kings X, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Aerosmith, The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, Limp Bizkit, Lifehouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Rage Against The Machine, The Black Crowes, Aimee Mann, Bruce Springsteen, The... The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band that have sold over 15 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as The Most Rock n Roll Rock n Roll Band in the World. ... Sidney Matthew Sweet (born c. ... Robyn Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is a rock and roll singer-songwriter, psych folk artist, and occasional actor. ... Ben Folds Fives self-titled debut album Ben Folds Five (1994–2000) was a three-member band formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who until their breakup in 2000 were a mainstay of piano rock. ...


Disappointed with their limited success, the band renamed themselves 3 lb. Thrill (the weight of the human brain) and recorded the harder-edged "Vulture" for O'Brien's vanity label, 57 Records, a subsidiary of Epic. This spawned a minor radio hit, "Diana", which examined the uncomfortable subject of child molestation and suffered commercially as a result. A video was recorded for the single "Something Will Come", directed by Peter Christopherson. A follow-up album, "Rycopa", was recorded in 1996 but has never been officially released. Matt Brown's solo album, "Medicine Show", suffered a similar fate in 1999. Peter Sleazy Christopherson Peter Sleazy Christopherson (born February 27, 1955) is one of the original members of the infamous Industrial Records band, Throbbing Gristle. ...


Brown produced an album for indie-rock band Amphibian Skin in 2003.


External links

  • The Star-Room "(Matt Brown's personal web-site)"
  • Something Will Come (video for "Something Will Come")
  • Amphibian Skin "(Amphibian Skin website)"
  • 3 Lb. Thrill at All Music Guide

 
 

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