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Grandaddy

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Biography

Grandaddy are an American indie pop band formed in Modesto, California in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch; although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, with the 1995 additions of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden the group's sound expanded exponentially over the course of subsequent efforts including the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess by This One Band. Originally issued on indie label Will Records, 1997's acclaimed full-length Under the Western Freeway proved Grandaddy's creative breakthrough, and the following year the album was reissued on major-label V2, with "Summer Here Kids" earning Single of the Week honors in the pages of the NME. The Broken Down Comforter Collection, a compilation of singles tracks, preceded the 1999 Signal to Snow Ratio EP, which heralded a movement toward the vintage electronic textures further in evidence on 2000's superb The Sophtware Slump. In 2002, the group released another odds-n-sods collection, Concrete Dunes, which paved the way for a busy 2003: that spring, Grandaddy released the Floating Debris EP and their fourth full-length, Sumday, and spent the rest of the year touring, making appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury. In 2005, they resurfaced with the Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla EP and a full-length album (Just Like the Fambly Cat) followed in 2006. It was to be their last, though Jason Lytle continues to tour, playing Grandaddy songs as well as his own solo works.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Don't change your name, keep it the same
    For fear I may lose you again
    I know you won't, it's just that I am unorganized
    And I want to find you when something good happens
    If you come down we'll go to town
    A.M. 180  -  604,887 plays
  2.  
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    Should never have left the crystal lake
    Should never have left the crystal lake
    For parties full of folks who flake
    Italian leather winter games
    Retired by the duraflames
    The Crystal Lake  -  454,600 plays
  3.  
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    Adrift again 2000 man
    You lost your maps, you lost the plans
    Did you hear them yell, "Land, damn it, land?"
    You say, you can't
    Well I hope you can, I hope you can
    He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot  -  358,257 plays
  4.  
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    I want to sleep
    Underneath the weeping willow
    As it cries all night quietly
    It's tears all around me
    I'll sleep there so soundly
    Underneath The Weeping Willow  -  261,594 plays
  5.  
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    Now that the Cay's in place
    Where the sea is to be
    It seems to be that I'm seasoned
    To be in a season of the old me
    I wouldn't trade my place
    Now It's On  -  311,530 plays
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