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Luscious Jackson was an alternative/pop-rock group formed in 1991. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California based Record label set up in 1992 by The Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Kate Schellenbach (born January 5 1966 in New York City, New York) was the Drummer for The Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984 and drummed for Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Pop rock is a hybrid of Pop music and Rock music that uses catchy pop style with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs They are named after former Philadelphia 76ers pro basketball player Lucious Jackson, whose name was mispronounced "luscious" during a sportscast. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short are a professional Basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Lucious Brown "Luke" Jackson (born October 31 1941) is a retired American professional Basketball player
The original band consisted of Jill Cunniff (vocals, bass), Gabby Glaser (vocals, guitar), Kate Schellenbach (drums) and Vivian Trimble (keyboards, vocals). Kate Schellenbach (born January 5 1966 in New York City, New York) was the Drummer for The Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984 and drummed for The band played nearly every instrument heard on their records, and with the exception of a few non-LP cover songs wrote all of their own material, the majority penned by vocalists Jill Cunniff and/or Gabby Glaser. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released
Between 1993 and 2000 they released one EP, three full length LPs and ten singles on the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal record label. Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California based Record label set up in 1992 by The Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol Their biggest hit-—and only Billboard Top 40 entry—-is "Naked Eye" (#36, March 22, 1997). See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Other notable singles include "Here", "CitySong (NY State Of The World)", "Under Your Skin" and "Ladyfingers".
Vivian Trimble left the group in 1998, and in 2000 (after releasing one album as a trio) the group officially announced the break up of Luscious Jackson.
February 2007 saw the release of Luscious Jackson's "greatest hits" compilation, and in the Fall of 2006 the band announced that they have reunited and are to begin work on a new children's album. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a " best of " album is a Compilation album of successful previously released Songs by a particular
In 1991, Jill Cunniff and Gabby Glaser created the first Luscious Jackson demo with tip money from their restaurant jobs. A tip (also called a gratuity) is a payment made to certain Service sector workers in addition to the advertised price of the transaction A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. Their first live performance was opening for Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill at the now-defunct Building in lower New York City. Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles California. The City of New York The Beastie Boys asked Luscious Jackson to be the first band on their Grand Royal label. Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California based Record label set up in 1992 by The Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol
Former Beastie Boys band member Kate Schellenbach soon joined the band on drums, and Vivian Trimble took keyboard and backing vocal duties. Kate Schellenbach (born January 5 1966 in New York City, New York) was the Drummer for The Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984 and drummed for
Three tracks from the original Luscious Jackson demo and four new songs were released in 1992 as the In Search of Manny EP. In Search of Manny is the first release of Luscious Jackson in 1992. "Let Yourself Get Down" and "Daughters Of The Kaos" were issued as promotional singles. A video was also filmed for the ISOM track "Daughter's of the Kaos".
After previewing two new recordings from their forthcoming album on the promotional Daughters Of The Kaos EP, Luscious Jackson released their first full length LP for the Grand Royal label, Natural Ingredients (1994). Natural Ingredients, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music) was the first full-length album by Luscious Jackson. The album spawned three minor hits with "CitySong (NY State Of The World)," "Deep Shag" and "Here", the latter featured in the Alicia Silverstone film Clueless. Alicia Silverstone ( born October 4 1976 is an American Film and stage actress and former fashion model. Clueless is a 1995 Comedy film based on Emma by Jane Austen and set in a Beverly Hills high school In addition, all three singles had music videos which could be seen on MTV. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
Throughout 1994 and 1995 Luscious Jackson were seemingly everywhere. They took part in the Lollapalooza tour and were the musical guest on numerous television shows including Saturday Night Live, Viva Variety and MTV's 120 Minutes. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances A musical guest is a Singer, band, or other Musician who makes a brief musical appearance on a Television program of a non-musical nature Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Viva Variety was a television show on Comedy Central satirizing European variety shows with characters from the Eastern Bloc. They were also featured in a fashion segment on MTV's House of Style with Cindy Crawford and on the Nickelodeon TV series The Adventures of Pete and Pete in the episode titled "Dance Fever". House of Style is an MTV show that premiered January 1, 1989 that focused on America 's growing fascination with the " Super Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20 1966 is an American model and actress. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel The Adventures of Pete & Pete was an American television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The band performed "Angel," "Satellite," "Pele Merengue," and "Here" at Little Pete's first junior high dance.
While on tour in 1995, Trimble and Cunniff recorded a collection of mellow, acoustic driven songs under the name Kostars titled Klassics With A "K". Kostars was an alternative / Pop-rock side project formed by Vivian Trimble and Jill Cunniff while on a headlining tour with Luscious Jackson in 1995 Klassics With A "K", released in 1996 was the only full-length album by Luscious Jackson members Vivian Trimble and Jill Cunniff The album was released in 1996 and featured contributions by Kate and Gabby as well as Gene and Dean Ween of Ween and was produced by Josephine Wiggs, bass player of The Breeders. Ween is an Alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class Josephine Wiggs is an indie/alternative rock musician noted for her work with the bands Perfect Disaster The Breeders, and Dusty Trails. The Breeders are an American Alternative rock band formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Throwing Muses ' Tanya Donelly
The time between 1996 and 1997 were Luscious Jackson's most commercially successful period. While promoting the release of their second full-length album Fever In, Fever Out, they scored their first Billboard Top 40 Hit "Naked Eye". The naked eye is a Figure of speech referring to human Visual perception that is unaided by enhancing equipment such as a Telescope or Two follow up singles were released, "Under Your Skin" and "Why Do I Lie?" which was featured in the Gus Van Sant film Good Will Hunting. Gus Green Van Sant Jr he has dealt unflinchingly with homosexual and other marginalized subcultures without being particularly concerned about providing positive role models Good Will Hunting is a 1997 film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, both of whom star in the
During this time Luscious Jackson "Nice Duds" fan club members were treated to an exclusive 10 track CD album of demos and live rarities titled Tip Top Starlets, now a highly sought after rarity.
Luscious Jackson were featured in an ad campaign for The Gap throughout 1998 and 1999. Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand The Gap Incorporated ( is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco California, and founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher Their Christmas ad "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" was voted the most popular of the campaign in TV Guide. TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming One of the commercials can be seen on YouTube here:.
Tired of touring and wanting to pursue other musical projects, Vivian Trimble left Luscious Jackson. Two years later Vivian Trimble and Josephine Wiggs (formerly of The Breeders) released an album under the name Dusty Trails. Josephine Wiggs is an indie/alternative rock musician noted for her work with the bands Perfect Disaster The Breeders, and Dusty Trails. The Breeders are an American Alternative rock band formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Throwing Muses ' Tanya Donelly Dusty Trails is an American music duo consisting of Vivian Trimble (formerly of Kostars and Luscious Jackson) and Josephine Wiggs
Returning to 1999, Luscious Jackson (recording as a trio) released their third full-length LP Electric Honey. The single "Ladyfingers" was a moderate success with the video put into heavy rotation on VH1. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television "Ladyfingers" was also featured in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Beer Bad". " Beer Bad " is episode 5 of the fourth season of the Television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A second single "Nervous Breakthrough" was issued without a music video or commercial single release. Plans for a third single from Electric Honey, "Devotion" were scrapped as interest in the album waned, though a radio/single remix was prepared.
In 2000, Luscious Jackson officially announced they would no longer be recording or touring. This seemed to be the final chapter for the band.
In 2006, after a "break up" lasting more than six years, Luscious Jackson announced plans to reunite to record a new album of songs for children. In February 2007, they released a Greatest Hits album on the Capitol label, covering their recordings for Grand Royal between 1992-1999. Greatest Hits is a compilation album from New York Alternative rock group Luscious Jackson, released on the Capitol label Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California based Record label set up in 1992 by The Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol
On February 20, 2007, vocalist/bassist Jill Cunniff released her first solo album, City Beach, on The Militia Group label. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. City Beach is the title of the first (and only as of 5/22/08 Solo album released by Luscious Jackson member Jill Cunniff. The Militia Group is an independent artist development company based in Long Beach California and has been home to a diverse number of artists from all over the world
On June 26, 2007, vocalist/guitarist Gabby Glaser released her debut solo album, Gimme Splash on Latchkey Records. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Latchkey Recordings LLC is an American music company based in New York City and Los Angeles California which was founded in 2006 by entertainment attorney
The following songs were issued as singles commercially and/or promotionally (to radio/clubs). In Search of Manny is the first release of Luscious Jackson in 1992. Natural Ingredients, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music) was the first full-length album by Luscious Jackson. Fever In Fever Out is an album by the group Luscious Jackson, released on the Grand Royal label in 1996 (see 1996 in music) Electric Honey is the fourth and final studio album from New York Alternative rock group Luscious Jackson, released on the Grand Royal Greatest Hits is a compilation album from New York Alternative rock group Luscious Jackson, released on the Capitol label Many of these songs had accompanying music videos (see Promotional Films below)
The following are recordings—commercially available or confirmed unreleased—that do not appear on proper Luscious Jackson albums. " Citysong " released in 1994 was the first single from the album Natural Ingredients by Luscious Jackson. The naked eye is a Figure of speech referring to human Visual perception that is unaided by enhancing equipment such as a Telescope or The majority were issued on various artist compilations, film soundtracks or on one of Luscious Jackson's many single releases.