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Atlanta, GA, United States (1989 – present)

Magnapop is a rock band formed in Atlanta, GA, United States in 1989.

Magnapop are a rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 1989, the band has consistently included Linda Hopper as vocalist and Ruthie Morris on guitar. The lineup now comprises Hopper, Morris, bassist Scott Rowe and drummer Chad Williams. Their biggest singles to date are “Slowly, Slowly”, “Lay It Down”, and “Open the Door”.

Hopper—a native of Marietta, Georgia—was a member of the late 1970s/early 1980s music scene in Athens, Georgia, where she befriended fellow University of Georgia student Michael Stipe in an art design class. Stipe went on to form R.E.M. and Hopper joined him in the experimental music group Tanzplagen along with Stipe’s sister Lynda, and other local musicians. After the group folded the female Stipe and Hopper formed Oh-OK, whose line-up would later include Matthew Sweet and David McNair. That project ended in 1984 and Hopper briefly belonged to a band named Holiday, who released their only EP in 1987.

In 1989, Morris was a recent transplant to Atlanta from West Palm Beach, Florida—where she played a few shows as the guitarist for The Pockets. The two were introduced by a mutual acquaintance and became fast friends; they began songwriting when the first met.


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  • Musilov

    We're almost 2015! Merry X-mas everybody!

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • karlosmorale

    Found them today. I really can't understand how I've never heard of Magnapop before - great tunes.

    22 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MaryaneLeticia

    descobri pq eles tem o mesmo nome da minha mãe.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Musilov

    New album is getting written! Can't wait!!!!

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Musilov

    A mail, at last, yes, their great, knew it in 1992 at Pukkelpop on the main stage. Still liked them a lot at Genkonstage a few years back before no people; they're so underrated!! Ruthie's guitar licks are so LOUD and great and Linda's sandpaper sweet voice calms me down. COME BACK, MAGNAPOP.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • vargas_girl

    they are fantastic....why have I never heard of them before!

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Musilov

    Still no mail in this shoutbox. Shame on you, people. Come back, Linda and Ruthie!

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
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    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Musilov

    It's quiet now, but hey, happy festive season everybody.

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Musilov

    That Magnapop is still going is a joy for me. i remember pukkelpop 1992 as if it was yesterday. i only hope that producers and people will be kinder to them. ik love them. go ruthie go.

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • datakid

    Just got Sugarland in the mail, loving it. First heard Hot Boxing in High School, and two weeks ago someone played Merry on 3RRR here in Melbourne. Had to buy it.

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Andereklaas

    Love ya! Come to Saturn!

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • zaynzaynzayn

    with a beard

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ief1

    I've seen them many times in the early ninetees. It is a great band with great songs (especially the fugazi cover).

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • arnoah

    Just heard a cover of Open The Door by Eels, E's got good taste!

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • brudberg

    "Found" it on my IPOD. A long time ago since I listened to it the last time.

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
  • countrymatterz

    i'm trying to grt into thrm

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • rebelny

    I love this band for years. Come to Holland!!

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
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    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • anagramsci

    my life wouldn't have been nearly as good as it has been without Magnapop

    27 Jul 2008 Reply
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