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Greenville TX, United States (1993 – 1999)

Radish was a / band from Greenville, Texas. In 1993 Ben Kweller became friends with another young local musician, drummer John David Kent, and the two formed the band Radish with bassist Ryan Green. The trio played locally in and around Greenville and recorded two independent releases, Hello (1994) and Dizzy (1995), with Martin Baird at Verge Music Works recording studio in Dallas. Around the time of Dizzy’s release, Ryan Green decided to leave the band and focus his attention on school. Lorin Hamilton filled in for a few months until Bryan Bradford AKA Bryan Blur joined on for most of the band’s career. Ben sent a copy of Dizzy to Guitarist Nils Lofgren who grew up with Bens dad in Maryland. Nils was impressed with Radish and recommended them to Roger Greenawalt who was producing Lofgren’s album at the time, Damaged Goods. Greenawalt took Radish into a studio where they recorded a demo tape which was subsequently shopped around to record labels nationwide, After an unexpected bidding war, Radish eventually signed to Mercury Records to release the album Restraining Bolt. Radish made appearances on The Weird Al Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Late Show with David Letterman, but despite the much-hyped signing, the band failed to strike big success. Radish earned a large cult following in England with their top 40 hit “Little Pink Stars”. The band toured several times in Europe including opening slots for Faith No More and main stage at Reading Festival ‘97.


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  • Ronman189

    I have always loved "Restraining Bolt" from the first time I heard it back in the 90's. It's still on my mp3 player.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • FelipeFreitas1

    mas que bela merda de banda

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • lecube

    This is wonderful

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rrrroberta

    thank you DemonSanctuary

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • haunting_fear

    very underrated band :)

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • MyFortuneFaded

    is Cally from an album? or is it a single? or was it later in Kweller's solo career?

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Kalyber

    i remember buying their audio cassette, and found Sting on it... oh my... :) i suspected that was the reason of their split up... :\

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • parabolee

    Thank you so much! The Adrive links didn't work, however I googled the "rar" files and found them on mediafire! Very much appreciated!

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    v "Hello" and "Dizzy"

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • parabolee

    Can anyone help me find the other albums? Never been able to track down anything other than Restraining Bolt. Thanks!

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • b4dwin3

    A pesar de que no muchos conocen esta banda, yo la encuentro la raja !!!

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
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  • rawkit

    anyone got Discount Fireworks please? :D

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • decadelate

    can anyone send?!?! pleeeease.

    20 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Dunkthepunker

    ahhhhhh classic band just started to re-listen to them i found an old dust covered tape under my bed the other day, such a great band,

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • k_mesecar

    This pretty much consumed my high school years.

    26 Dec 2008 Reply
  • tom_dissonance

    "Little Pink Stars" is better than anything else Kweller ever did

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • the_yin

    failing and leaving was the song of my teen-grunge-era

    5 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Danimod

    Kweller single is Better

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
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