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Created in 1984 by high-school friends Sammy Llanas and Kurt Neumann, the BoDeans combined Midwestern roots rock and roll with components of adult contemporary pop, fashioning an audio that gained critical acclaim through the ’80s and commercial recognition through the pursuing decade. Llanas and Neumann fronted the group by posting vocal and acoustic guitar responsibilities, while bassist Bob Griffin and drummer Man Hoffman filled the tempo section. Although located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the BoDeans started building an target audience 20 kilometers east in Milwaukee, and their achievement in that city helped gain them a agreement with Slash Information, with developing and distribution dealt with by Warner Bros. The BoDeans caused T-Bone Burnett on the debut recording, Love & Wish & Sex & Dreams, which made an appearance in 1986 to warm evaluations. They recruited another big-name maker, Talking Mind Jerry Harrison, to helm 1987’s Outdoors Searching In, which discovered the music group reduced to some trio following the departure of Hoffman. Outdoors Searching In broke in to the Billboard Best 100, as well as the BoDeans grew their viewers by touring alongside U2, showing up on Robbie Robertson’s self-titled single record, and getting the honor of Greatest New Music group by Rolling Rock magazine. By enough time they released their third record, House, in 1989, keyboardist Michael Ramos and drummer Danny Gayol got joined up with. This lineup remained intact for the discharge of 1991’s Monochrome, however the BoDeans proceeded to go with out a drummer once more on their following recording, Go DECELERATE. Following the discharge of the double-disc live record, Joe Dirt Car, the music group came back in 1996 with Mix. Around enough time of Blend’s discharge, “Nearer to Totally free” — a tune that got originally made an appearance on 1993’s Move DECELERATE — became popular, due in huge component to its publicity because the theme track for it display Party of Five. “Nearer to Totally free” eventually damaged the very best 20, becoming probably the most effective single from the band’s profession. The BoDeans had been arguably popular than ever before, but the music group took a rest during the past due ’90s, with both frontmen devoting time and energy to their solo professions. By 2004, the music group experienced reconvened and authorized with a fresh label, Zoe. Quality premiered that year, adopted in 2005 by Homebrewed: Live from your Pabst. Griffin remaining the group in 2006 and was changed by Eric Holden, who made an appearance on 2008’s Still. By this aspect, the bandmates experienced found a fresh house on 429 Information, and they continued to be with this label for the discharge of Mr. Sad Clown this year 2010 and Indigo Dreams in 2011. That same 12 months noticed the departure of Llanas, citing “variations of opinion.” The band’s 11th studio room recording, American Made, showed up the following 12 months around the band’s personal Totally free & Alive label, and was the first with Neumann as single innovator. The BoDeans toured thoroughly to get the discharge, and in 2014 started focus on their following studio task. Released in 2015, I Cant Quit featured a fresh BoDeans lineup anchored by Neumann, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Hawksley, bassist Eric Holden, and drummer Kenny Aronoff, the second option a well-respected journeyman musician who experienced played on many BoDeans recording classes within the ’90s.

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Music Songs Closer to Free, Fadeaway, Still the Night, Good Things, She's a Runaway, Far Far Away From My Heart, You Don't Get Much, True Devotion, The Ballad of Jenny Rae, I'm in Trouble Again, Lookin' for Me Somewhere, Black, White and Blood Red, Texas Ride Song, Hey Pretty Girl, Take It Tomorrow, Headed for the End of the World, Forever on My Mind, Feed the Fire, The Strangest Kind, Forever Young, If I Could Hold You Tonight, Heart of a Miracle, Rickshaw Riding, Say About Love, Ultimately Fine, Stuck Until October, Tied Down and Chained, 'round Here Somewhere, Waste a Lifetime, Pretty Ghost, Cold Winter's Day, Live
Albums Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, Joe Dirt Car, Mr. Sad Clown, Outside Looking In, Black and White, Home, Resolution, Blend, Go Slow Down, American Made, Indigo Dreams, Still, Amped Across America, The Best - Live & Remastered, Thirteen, I Can't Stop, Homebrewed: Live at the Pabst, The Night Divine, Best of BoDeans: Slash & Burn, Home (US download)

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1 Kurt Neumann was the founding member of the band.
2 Members include Sammy Llanas



Veronica Mars 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Godfather of Green Bay 2005 performer: "Zuba Zuba", "69 Blues", "We Can Live", "Tonight", "Every Once In A While", "Rhythm And Soul", "Chains", "Beaujolais", "Small Town Ways", "Still The Night", "Don't Be Lonely", "Wild World"
Party of Five 1994-2000 TV Series performer - 140 episodes
Dawson's Creek 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Last Dance 1996 performer: "FEED THE FIRE"
The Big Green 1995 performer: "FADEAWAY"
Heavy Weights 1995 performer: "CLOSER TO FREE"
Milk Money 1994 performer: "Closer To Free"
The Program 1993 performer: "Good Things"
Opportunity Knocks 1990 performer: "Good Work"
The Wizard 1989 performer: "You Don't Get Much", "Red River"
Fresh Horses 1988 performer: "Don't Be Lonely"
The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 performer: "Dreams"
Permanent Record 1988 performer: "Waiting on Love"
The Color of Money 1986 performer: "Still The Night"

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Booker 1989 TV Series songs performed by - 1 episode
Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers 2004 Documentary music performers
Time of Your Life 1999 TV Series singers - 1 episode



Late Night with David Letterman 1991 TV Series



Relativity 1997 TV Series Themselves
The Full Moon Show 1992 TV Series documentary Themselves
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series Themselves

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