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Bowling for Soup (often typeset as ¡Bowling for Soup! or abbreviated as BFS) is an American pop-punk band which originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. Now based in Denton, Texas, the band is best known for its singles “Girl All the Bad Guys Want”, (a 2003 Grammy Award nominee) “Almost”, “Punk Rock 101”, “High School Never Ends”, and “1985”.
Bowling for Soup was formed in Wichita Falls,Texas [they do, however, often name Fort Worth, TX as a hometown] in 1994 by Jaret Reddick (lead vocals, guitar), Erik Chandler (bass, backing vocals), Chris Burney (guitar, backing vocals) and Lance Morril (drums, backing vocals). Morril left the band in 1998 (on good terms) and was replaced by Gary Wiseman of Gary and the Wisemen. The band’s name was derived from a comedy act by Steve Martin. In 1998, the band relocated to Denton, Texas and recorded their second studio album, third overall, Rock on Honorable Ones!! (a reference to S.H. Rider’s motto “ROHO”–Ride On Honorable Ones) in 1998 for Denton music label FFROE. Bowling for Soup released their first EP, Tell Me When to Whoa, through FFROE later that year. The album sold over 10,000 copies, prompting Jive Records to sign the band. Let’s Do It for Johnny!!, Bowling for Soup’s major label debut, was released on Jive in 2000. The album mostly contained re-recordings of their previous material along with a few new tracks and a cover of Bryan Adams’ song “Summer of ’69”