Sugar Ray is a Los Angeles band that a funk-metal style clearly reminiscent of
Red Hot Chili Peppers on
Brownies And Lemonade (Atlantic, 1995)
Singer Mark McGrath and guitarist Rodney Sheppard lead the band through
merry, catchy, sunny ditties such as Iron Mic and
that borrow not only the style but also the spirit of
Green Day and Fishbone.
The anthemic Mean Machine gave them their first hit.
Augmented with Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock at the turntables, the band struck
it big with Floored (Atlantic, 1997), a diverse and sophisticated
melange of punk-rock, funk, hip hop and heavy metal that yielded the massive
hit single Fly.
14:59 (Atlantic, 1999) is a lame album that doesn't get anywhere with
radio-friendly trivialities like Every Morning.
Sugar Ray (Atlantic, 2001) worked as a generic survey of fashionable
teenage music at the turn of the century.
In The Pursuit Of Leisure (2003) is basically an album built around the
only decent song, Mr Bartender.
As Rolling Stones' Pat Blash wrote:
"Sugar Ray are a synthesis of everything that's dumb about pop music"
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