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New York City, United States (1991 – 1998)

Eve’s Plum was a rock band that originated in 1991 in New York City, United States. They released two albums and various singles in the mid-1990s, before disbanding in 1998.

Michael Kotch and his twin brother Ben Kotch had been looking to start a band and needed a singer and bassist. After Colleen Fitzpatrick met Michael while both were in school at New York University, she eventually became the group’s singer; Fitzpatrick, who had studied dance previously, had recently had some success with a leading role in John Waters’ 1988 film, Hairspray, which went on to become a cult classic. The band went through several bass players. The name “Eve’s Plum” was derived from Eve Plumb, the actress who most notably portrayed Jan Brady on The Brady Bunch.

The group was signed to in 1992, and in 1993, their debut album, “Envy”, was released. Its first single (arguably its most popular) was “Blue”, which had the good fortune to have its music video appear in an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head. Two additional singles were released from Envy, “Die Like Someone” and “I Want It All”. After some difficulty locating the right bass player, Theo Mack joined the group. Another single, “Eye”, appeared on the soundtrack to “Higher Learning”.

The band’s second album, “Cherry Alive”, was released in 1995. While developing the album, the band recorded a cover version of “If I Can’t Have You” which found its way onto a compilation album, “Spirit Of 73 Rock for Choice”. Two singles were promoted from Cherry Alive, though not very well: “Wishing the Day Away” and “Jesus Loves You”.

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