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Dallas, Texas, United States (1990 – 1999)

Tripping Daisy was an alternative rock band which formed in Dallas, Texas, United States in 1990 and are best known for their 1995 single “I Got A Girl”. The band formed as Tim DeLaughter (vocals, guitar), Wes Berggren (guitar), Mark Pirro (bass) and Jeff Bouck (drums), although Bouck was replaced with Bryan Wakeland a few months afterwards. Guitarist Philip Karnats joined the band in 1997. Wakeland left the band in 1995 and was first replaced by Mitch Marine and then Benjamin Curtis. Berggren died of a drug overdose on October 27, 1999 while the band was recording their fourth album. After completing what was left of the album, the band officially disbanded on December 14, 1999. After the band ended, DeLaughner formed the popular symphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree and Curtis formed the space rock band Secret Machines


The quartet formed and began touring around the area in 1991. They began recording soon after and a local radio station began giving their song “Lost and Found” some air time. Dragon Street Records released Tripping Daisy’s debut album Bill, a straight-ahead grunge-pop album except being characterized by overly processed vocals a la neo-psychedelia and a few very interesting transitions. All subsequent albums were released by Island Records; the album Bill was also re-released by Island. I Am an Elastic Firecracker lightened up on the vocal processors except when needed for effect. The arrangements were taken to a much more advanced level on this album, but fade in comparison to the improvements on their magnum opus Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb.

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  • keenomanjaro

    Never seeing this band live is one of my biggest regrets :(

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • abelmurillo

    "Sonic Bloom" es una de las canciones más hermosas de los 90. Wes Berggren y Ben Curtis deben estar haciendo buena música en el cielo. QEPD.

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Penguin619

    They remind me of 90's Flaming Lips, which is tizoight. Love their sound.

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wooomb

    The Morning is the best song ever performed by a band.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • Shannonline

    one of a kind.. ♥

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • MissCheerilee

    Listened to this ever since I was a wee kid.

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • surfingelectrod

    I've been looking for an mp3 of Bedhead for a long time but can't find one... if someone here has one, could they send it to me? Thanks.

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Cousin_Eddy

    BRILLIANT!

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • loudecibels

    Piranha reminds me of Public Image Limited.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    Funny how the one song I always hated by them happens to be the one that is very much the top played, almost five times as much as the next. "I Got a Girl" is the reason it took me 15 years to come around to listen to them. I never would've expected the same band to have done so many great songs. "Prick" deserves many more plays.

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • whateveralesme

    waited a light year

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PSU_strummer

    Unsung. Lyricist of "Elastic Firecracker" is all i know, but i enjoy so much... evocative imagery ...

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • SyntheticSocks

    treesonvenus.bandcamp.com how man hands can one man have one man when one man can talk down

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • stuffcooker

    The place to be for Jesus... is a fucking opera.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • klundin

    wow a missing piece from the sound track of my youth! awesome!

    18 Dec 2009 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    oh Tripping Daisy, it's been a while...

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • thespeckofme

    @DonnieSTFU: dude. why? Grunge is one of the best things that have ever happened to music.

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • itschewbac

    How is this band not more listened to on Last? People are missing out! So 90's I looooooove it's psychedelic nature! Thanks Tim!

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Shampookid

    Tripping Daisy ruled my youth!!!!

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • christianchinas

    grandes influenciadores en mi puvertad

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
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