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Too Much Joy was the name of an indie music group formed in the early 1980's in Scarsdale, New York by high-school acquaintances inspired by the music of The Clash.

The original members were Tim Quirk (vocals), Jay Blumenfield (guitar, vocals), Sandy Smallens (bass, vocals) and Tommy Vinton (drums). Smallens departed on amicable terms in 1994; William Wittman provided bass and vocals after Smallens's retirement.


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  • Man. I loved them so much in the early 90's, and I've rekindled my love for them recently. So fun.
  • http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/12/major-label-messes-with-wrong-guy/
  • I got this CD out of the 25 cent bin one day and man do I love it. It's like joyous rock that washes over you in a parody of real music. Always cracks me up.
  • http://www.toomuchjoy.com/?p=1397
  • Brings me back to the last days of college... Fun band.
  • I've loved this band for years. Most of my friends say, "Who?" or at best remember only their one radio hit, Crush Story, despite my efforts to educate them about the wonders of TMJ. They're still in heavy rotation on my iPod. Smash a glass!
  • one of the best live bands i've ever seen.
  • the ultimate feel good music
  • Their music has a good beat and you can slamdance to it

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