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Joe 90

Joe 90
Background information
Genres Alternative Rock Dream Pop psychedelic rock
Years active 1994 - 2000
Labels Warner Bros. Records
E Pluribus Unum
Associated acts Gods Child
Counting Crows
Website [1]
Chris Seefried
Gary DeRosa
Craig Ruda
Adam Hamilton
Former members
Alex Alexander
Sean Pelton
Mark Plati

Joe 90 is a alternative rock band which was formed from the group Gods Child based in New York City and was later relocated to Los Angeles. The band members include Chris Seefried, Gary DeRosa, Craig Ruda and Adam Hamilton.



Album Gods Child Everybody cover.jpg

DeRosa, Ruda, and Seefried were previously in a group known as Gods Child; and had released a handful of LPs under that moniker for Warner Brothers records. In 1994, Gods Child album Everybody 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 Ballroom.

Their second album Aluminum, produced by Tim Palmer was critically acclaimed but the single "Female Elvis" only charted regionally.


The band relocated to Los Angeles 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.

Joe 90

Joe 90 Dream This album cover.jpg

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.

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. Song "Cars Go By" was the end title for New Line Cinema 1999 film Body Shots. Every song from "Dream This" performed in film or on television.

"And When I Die" was performed by Joe 90 as the end title of New Line Cinema distributed film Final Destination in 2000 and appeared on Joe 90 album "A Raccoons Lunch". Their final record remains unreleased.




Year Album
1994 Everybody as Gods Child
1996 Aluminum as Gods Child
1999 Dream This as Joe 90
2000 A Racoons Lunch as Joe 90
2000 Boys and Girls soundtrack


Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Everybody's 1" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1994 "Everybody's 1" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 25
1994 "Stone Horses" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks -
1996 "Female Elvis" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks -
1996 "This The Real World?" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks -
1999 "Drive" Billboard AAA Tracks -

Promotional videos

  • "Everybody's 1" (1994)
  • "Stone Horses" (1994)

External links


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