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Frosted (band)

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Frosted (stylised as FroSTed) was an American pop punk band, founded by ex-Go-Go's guitarist and singer Jane Wiedlin in 1995. The band was so-named because "it sounds sweet".[1] The letters S and T were capitalised in tribute to Star Trek, one of Wiedlin's favourite TV shows. They released one album in 1996.

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OriginUSA
GenresPop punk
Years active1995–1998
LabelsDGC
Associated actsJane Wiedlin
The Go-Go's
MembersJane Wiedlin
Brian Waters
Sean Demott
Lance Porter / Chuck Bernal

HistoryEdit

Wiedlin was joined by a second guitarist, Brian Waters, Sean Demott on bass and Lance Porter (of Ex-Idols) on drums. All three men provided additional vocals.

Frosted began by playing live in Los Angeles and San Francisco,[1] before their sole album Cold, co-produced with Marc Waterman, was issued in August 1996. It was not a commercial success but was well received by critics.[2][3][4] Allmusic describes the album as "bright, chunky, and radio-friendly without being gooey mainstream glop".[5]

Rachel Haden was credited with singing, while a guesting Gerri Sutyak played cello. Four songs on the album were co-written with fellow Go Go's guitarist Charlotte Caffey.

The tracks "Bed" and "Call Me Crazy" were released as a single.

Frosted's last show was at 14 Below in Santa Monica, on 31 March 1998.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Daily Aztec (link)
  2. ^ Melody Maker, 11 October 1997 (...blast of punk pop ...irresistibly tuneful.)
  3. ^ The Michigan Daily Online (link)
  4. ^ Chicago Sun-Times (link)
  5. ^ allmusic (link)