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Ugly Americans

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  • Years Active: 1990s


Biography All Music Guide

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In 1993, cast-offs from several alternative roots outfits (Cracker, Mojo Nixon, Poi Dog Pondering) formed the Ugly Americans in Austin, TX. Bassist Sean McCarthy had organized Atlantic Soul jams at the legendary Antone's club, where he met drummer Dave Robinson, lead guitarist Max Evans, rhythm guitarist Bruce Hughes, and vocalist Bob Schneider. After adding organist David Boyle and earning a spot on 1994's H.O.R.D.E. Tour, the Ugly Americans released a self-titled live album in 1995 and supported the Dave Matthews Band and Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Signed to Capricorn that year, the band worked with producer Don Gehman on their studio debut, Stereophonic Spanish Fly, released in 1996. It was followed two years later by Boom Boom Baby.