10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in 1981. They have released nine studio albums, six EPs, and five live albums. They achieved their most significant success between 1987 and 1993, when they released four albums that charted in the top 50 in the US: In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man's Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden (1992) and the live album MTV Unplugged (1993). After the recording but before the release of MTV Unplugged, original lead singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant left the band to pursue a solo career, while the remaining members continued the band.


LabelsChristian Burial, Elektra, Geffen, Bar/None, Cleopatra, Omnivore
RelatedR.E.M., John & Mary, Natalie Merchant, The Mighty Wallop!, Oskar Saville
Previous membersRob Buck, Chet Cardinale, Terri Newhouse, Natalie Merchant, Kevin (Dev) O'Neill, Tim Edborg, Jim Calavitta, Debbie Heverly, Duane Calhoun, Kerry Van Patten, Bob "O'Matic" Wachter, Jim Foti, Oskar Saville
MembersDennis Drew, Steve Gustafson, Jerry Augustyniak, Mary Ramsey, Jeff Erickson, John Lombardo
Years of activity1981–present

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