Zuckerbaby

Zuckerbaby is an Alberta-based rock band which had some success in Canada during the late 1990s. The band formed out of local Calgary groove band Calliope.[1] The band was known for its power pop influences and the thick lead guitar sounds of Reed Shimozawa, an alumnus of Calgary-based hair metal band Smash L.A.[2] "Andromeda", "Heavy" and "Shampoo" were singles released from their debut, self-titled album.[3] Their second CD "Platinum Again" was released in 2000 and two singles were released from it ; "Overexposure" and "Holiday". The band was dropped from its label when Mercury Records was reorganized under Universal Music.

Zuckerbaby
OriginCalgary, Canada
GenresAlternative rock, power pop
Years activepre-1996–present
LabelsNone, formerly Mercury/Polygram and Mercury/Universal
WebsiteMySpace page
MembersAndy Eichhorn – Lead vocals, guitar
Reed Shimozawa – Guitar, vocals
Ed Tiegs – Bass, drums
Ian Grant – Drums

On 28 August 2015, the band reunited with the appearance of original members, Andy Eichorn and Reed Shimozawa, who were joined by two local Calgary musicians for a one time live opening show at the Marquee Beer Market and Stage with headlining band Age of Electric.[4]

Band membersEdit

  • Andy Eichhorn – Lead vocals, guitar
  • Reed Shimozawa – Guitar, vocals
  • Ed Tiegs – Bass, drums (replaced Ted Koti in 1999)
  • Ian Grant – Drums

Former membersEdit

  • Brian Doss – Bass
  • Ted Koti – Bass (replaced Doss in 1998, and was replaced by Ed Tiegs in 1999)
  • Wayne Stadler – Drums
  • Mark Freeland – Bass
  • Kurt Dahle – Drums (temporary for Stadler in 1998)

The band also had co-writers for their Platinum Again album:[5]

Origin of the nameEdit

The name "Zuckerbaby" comes from a German art film, made in 1985, directed and written by Percy Adlon.[6] The film is also known as Sugarbaby.

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Label
1996 Ooh I'm So Pretty Calgary Band Compilation (featuring Andromeda and Jealousy)
1997 Zuckerbaby Mercury/Polygram
2000 Platinum Again Mercury/Universal

SinglesEdit

Year Song Album
1997 "Andromeda" Zuckerbaby
1997 "Heavy" Zuckerbaby
1998 "Shampoo" Zuckerbaby
2000 "Overexposure" Platinum Again
2000 "Holiday" Platinum Again

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calgary Cassette Preservation Society: Calliope – Calliope (1994)". calgarycassettes.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Calgary Cassette Preservation Society: Smash L.A. – Smash L.A. (1990)". calgarycassettes.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. ^ Kowal, Amanda (1 August 2000). "Will Zuckerbaby Go 'Platinum Again' With New Album". Chart. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Age of Electric Reunite for Live Show". Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ CANOE – JAM! Music – Pop Encyclopedia – Zuckerbaby
  6. ^ Brian Ellicot (9 March 1998). "Groovy, Zuckerbaby!". Archived from the original on 13 October 2006.

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