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Pete Droge


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Pete Droge is an American adult alternative/folk rock musician.

His debut album Necktie Second, released by American records in 1994, featured the tongue-in-cheek “If You Don’t Love Me (I’ll Kill Myself)”, (which also appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Dumb and Dumber), as well as the songs “Sunspot Stopwatch” and “So I am Over You.”

Droge’s next album, Find a Door, was released 2 years later in the summer of 1996 under the name of Pete Droge and The Sinners; his backing band included Dave Hull (bass), Rob Brill (drums), Peter Stroud (guitar/vocals) and Elaine Summers (guitar/vocals). This album met with critical success but received little airplay. Notable songs include “You Should Be Running”, “Dear Diane” and “Mr. Jade.”

Droge subsequently released two more solo records, Spacey & Shakin’ and Skywatching; the latter was released on his own label, Puzzle Tree Records, through United Musicians.

In 1996 Droge contributed the title song to the movie “Beautiful Girls.” Other credits include contributions to albums by Kim Richey and Stone Gossard.

In 2000, Droge appeared as a “Hyatt Singer” in the movie “Almost Famous” where he and Elaine Summers performed “Small Time Blues.”

His latest project, The Thorns, is a three-part harmony Adult Alternative super group, which features other notable artists Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins.


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  • deanfeldbauer

    A friend turned me onto Droge shortly after Nectie Second came out. I liked it immediately and thought his style and voice reminded me of Tom Petty. Ironically, the following summer my cousin got tickets for Petty's "Dogs With Wings" tour and we didn't know who was opening for him until we. got to The StarLake Ampitheaterin Pittsburg and there was Droge. My wif and I were the only ones who could sing along as we probably listen to the Album 100 times before then

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hurricanejoe

    Pete Doge

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • luckystoned

    good boy :)

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Selfish_Android

    the droge and summers?

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • neverboughtit

    this dude's awesome

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • eternal-flame

    Dumb and Dumber soundtrack is one of the best soundtracks I've heard.

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • RocknrollHendo

    @DamagedYouth....I searched for it everywhere but couldn't find it except on youtube, eventually just settled for a youtube to mp3 conversion of it...such an awesome song.

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • DamagedYouth

    Does anyone know where you can download "Small Time Blues" ?

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • damek1690

    "Dumb And Dumber" :D

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • DrDreich

    Yeah! If you don't love me I'll kill myself! That's great song indeed!

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • gEEEERa

    i only knew the dumb and dumber song, i'll search for his stuff

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Peggy_Flew

    if you don`t love i kill myself....

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Endy9

    Truely an underrated artist! Great lyrics. Good rhythms. First class!

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • fiman16

    this guy is amazing

    31 Jan 2008 Reply
  • littlegirlmick

    Absolutely love the song Under the Waves. Can't wait to hear what is on his other albums. Going out today to get them.

    5 Jan 2007 Reply
  • RGriff923

    'Under the Waves'has to be one of the saddest songs ever written.

    19 Oct 2006 Reply
  • ABJones

    That has to be one of my favorite pictures of him. Can’t wait for a new album.

    13 Sep 2006 Reply
  • Johnny_D

    if you like Pete Droge, please join the group - - it's about him, his band and the band members

    27 Apr 2006 Reply

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