The Smoking Popes is an American pop punk band from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1991. They play punk-influenced pop music with crooning vocals. The core of the group is composed of brothers Matt Caterer (born 1968), Josh Caterer (born 1972) and Eli Caterer (born 1975).
The Caterer brothers were raised on rock 'n' roll and crooners like Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. In 1980 Matt got a guitar, Josh a bass and Eli a drum set and they began to play together. Soon after, their eyes were opened to the world of the Ramones and punk rock. Other early musical influences included Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, The Replacements, The Smiths, early AC/DC, The Cars, Dinosaur Jr, Hall & Oates, Liberace, and many others.
In 1990, Matt, Josh, and Eli (then known as Speedstick) got a gig at a party and played approximately 10 original punk-style compositionsЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Alkaline Trio / Smoking Popes [макси-сингл]
- Get Fired [1993, альбом]
- Born to Quit [03.07.1995, альбом]
- Need You Around [1996, сингл]
- Destination Failure [26.08.1997, альбом]
- The Party's Over [09.2001, альбом]
- Stay Down [05.09.2008, альбом]
- This Is Only a Test [15.03.2011, альбом]
- Live [31.01.2000]
- At Metro [28.02.2006]
- Live at Lollapalooza 2006 [12.09.2006]
- 1991-1998 [07.09.1999, сборник]
- It's Been a Long Day [16.02.2010, сборник]