Bowling for Soup

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Biography

Bowling for Soup (often typeset as ¬°Bowling for Soup! or abbreviated as BFS) is an American rock band which originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Now based in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for its singles "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee), "Almost", "Punk Rock 101", "High School Never Ends", and SR-71 cover "1985". Bowling for Soup was formed in Wichita Falls, Texas during the first week of June 1994 by Jaret Reddick (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chris Burney (lead guitar, backing vocals), Erik Chandler (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Lance Morrill (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Morrill left the band in 1998 (on good terms) and was replaced by Gary Wiseman of Gary and the Wisemen. The band's name was derived from a comedy act by Steve Martin. In 1998, the band relocated to Denton, Texas and recorded their second studio album, third overall, Rock on Honorable Ones!! in 1998 for Denton music label FFROE. Bowling for Soup released their first EP, Tell Me When to Whoa, through FFROE later that year. The album sold over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. Let's Do It for Johnny!!, Bowling for Soup's major label debut, was released on Jive in 2000. The album mostly contained re-recordings of their previous material along with a few new tracks and a cover of Bryan Adams' song "Summer of '69".

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Year Formed 1994
Number of Albums 16
Record Label
Website www.bowlingforsoup.com
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Trivia

What is the main thing we wanted to do?

make happy songs and sing

...it Bowling for Soup lyrics. The main thing we wanted to do was make happy songs and sing , Bowling for Soup lead vocalist and guitarist Jaret Reddick t...
Who is the lead vocalist of Bowling For Soup?

Jaret Reddick

...e happy songs and sing, Bowling for Soup lead vocalist and guitarist Jaret Reddick told John Sinkevics of Michigan's Grand Rapids Press in 2002. That ...
What was the name of the single released by Bowling for Soup in 2004?

1985

...paths, the band emerged into the pop mainstream with its 2004 hit single 1985 , from the album A Hangover You Don't Deserve. Bowling for Soup had its o...
When did Bowling For Soup release their hit single?

2004

...rom predictable paths, the band emerged into the pop mainstream with its 2004 hit single 1985, from the album A Hangover You Don't Deserve. Bowling fo...
What city did Reddick and other members of the band grow up in?

Wichita Falls

...Bowling for Soup had its origins in the small northern Texas city of Wichita Falls , where Reddick and other members of the band grew up. Reddick and g...
Where is the band based?

Denton, Texas

...Now based in Denton, Texas , the band is best known for their single Girl All the Bad Guys Want (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) Almost, High School Never...
What is the name of the song that the band is best known for?

Girl All the Bad Guys Want

...sed in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for their single Girl All the Bad Guys Want (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) Almost, High School Never Ends,...
When did Morril leave the band?

1998

...minee) Almost, High School Never Ends, and 1985. Morril left the band in 1998 (on good terms) and was replaced by Gary Wiseman of Gary and the Wisemen...
Bowling For Soup's second album was called what?

2002: Drunk Enough to Dance Drunk Enough to Dance

...o Disney Channel Original Series Phineas and Ferb. 2002: Drunk Enough to Dance Drunk Enough to Dance is Bowling for Soup's second album with Jive Reco...
What record label signed Bowling For Soup?

Jive Records

... FFROE later that year. The album sold over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. Let's Do It for Johnny!, Bowling for Soup's major ...
What was Bowling for Soup's first major label release?

Let's Do It for Johnny!,

...d over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. Let's Do It for Johnny!, Bowling for Soup's major label debut, was released on Jive in ...
When was Girl All The Bad Guys Want nominated for a Grammy?

2003

... called Emily) Girl All The Bad Guys Want, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category....
What was the name of the 2004 single by the band?

A Hangover You Don't Deserve

...hardcore fan base, breaking the Billboard Top 40 with 2004's A Hangover You Don't Deserve and finding increased success in the U.K., where they became...
What was the name of the imprint that BowlingforSoup launched?

QueSo

...ainstay. After a decade with RCA's Jive Records, they launched their own QueSo imprint and turned to their fans to help fund albums like 2014's Lunch....
Which record was released in 2014?

Lunch

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Who was the bassist for Bowling for Soup?

Erik Chandler

...listguitarist Jaret Reddick, guitaristvocalist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler , and drummer Gary Wiseman. However, they didn't rise beyond local p...
What was Gary Wiseman's job title?

drummer

...ret Reddick, guitaristvocalist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler, and drummer Gary Wiseman. However, they didn't rise beyond local prominence until ...
What label did Bowling for Soup record a debut EP for?

FFROE

.... The following year, Bowling for Soup recorded a debut EP for the local FFROE label, titled Tell Me When to Whoa! Later in 1998, Bowling for Soup iss...
What was the name of the first full length album released by Bowling For Soup?

Rock on Honorable Ones!!!

...in 1998, Bowling for Soup issued their first fulllength album, Rock on Honorable Ones!!! Both it and its predecessor proved to be popular around the s...
What was the name of the company that the band signed a deal with?

JiveSilvertone

...ver 10,000 copies alone), and the band ended up scoring a deal with JiveSilvertone . Two years later, the band released Drunk Enough to Dance, and nabb...
In what year did Bowling for Soup release Goes to the Movies?

2005

...Hangover to number 37 on the Billboard 200. Bowling for Soup returned in 2005 with Goes to the Movies, on which they tackled various television and mo...
On what chart did the single Hangover go to number 37?

Billboard 200

...t single with 1985, which helped propel Hangover to number 37 on the Billboard 200 . Bowling for Soup returned in 2005 with Goes to the Movies, on whic...
Who formed Gary & the Wiseman?

Gary Wiseman

...eddick (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Burney (guitar, backing vocals), Gary Wiseman (drums, percussion, backing vocals), and Rob Felicetti (bass, backin...
What was the name of the band that Burney, Chandler, and Morrill formed?

Slaw

...e Wiseman. Burney and Chandler, along with Morrill, also formed the band Slaw . Around this time, Reddick formed the band Terminal Seasons. Not too lon...
What band did Reddick and Morrill form?

coolfork!

... band Terminal Seasons. Not too long after, Reddick and Morrill formed coolfork! The band was in full swing by 1993, playing such venues as the Refuge...