Signed to major Interscope for a time, they worked with Ed Stasium producer of the Ramones, Talking Heads etc and manager John Lay of Squeeze fame. Original line up was Andy Bopp and Max Mueller on guitars/vox, Tom Sabia on drums and David Vespoint on bass/vox. Later, after Baltimucho was recorded Tom Sabia left the band and Joe Parson joined on drums. The band earliest beginnings started in baltimore maryland under the name New Alliance and released a rare EP. They later had some personnel changes and became Love Nut andput together the punk-power-pop first album originally recorded in a baltimore md basement and ended up getting them signed and released on a major label - Interscope.
Bastards of Melody moved from Baltimore indie label Merkin Records to INTERSCOPE. The band picked up manager John Lay (of fame). Debut album on interscope, "Bastards of Melody," made it to No. 25 on the college radio charts of the trade magazine CMJ at a time when power pop was NOT cool, early/mid 90s. Features Bopp and Max Mueller on guitars, Tom Sabia on drums and David Vespoint on bass. Sound has been compared to a mix of Big Star, Cheap Trick and the dB's, the Posies. Love Nut is a classic guitar-pop act, all soaring guitars and clean, catchy melodies and great hooks.
Baltimucho (slang for Baltimore) their second album recorded with Interscope and later released by an indie label Big Deal was produced by the legendary Ed Stasium -- also produced such bands as the Ramones, Smithereens and the Talking Heads. The album was recorded with the following personnel - Andy Bopp and Max Mueller on guitars, Tom Sabia on drums and David Vespoint on bass. The album is classic, hook filled power pop. Unfortunately, Interscope also signed Bush, and No Doubt at the same time who both broke big and the label was diving into hip hop too, which left little time and personnel at the label to support/promote Love Nut. They toured the US 6 times and the UK twice. Offshoots: Myracle Brah is a band formed In Baltimore Maryland By Andy Bop --albums "LIfe On Planet Ertsnop" "Plate Spinner" "Bleeder" "Myracle Brah" "Super Automatic" "Treblemaker" & Thier Final album "Can You Hear The Myracle Brah" Read more on Last.fm.
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