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Spin Doctors are an American pop rock band.

The band started life as a band called The Trucking Company and was led by John Popper, when he left the project to form Blues Traveler, he gave lead singing duties to his high school best friend Chris Barron. They signed with Epic Records in 1991, a year later in 1992 they would earn their first radio hits "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and later "Two Princes".



  • Pocket Full of Kryptonite (1991)
  • Turn It Upside Down (1994)
  • You've Got to Believe in Something (1996)
  • Here Comes the Bride (1999)
  • Nice Talking to Me (2005)
  • If the River Was Whiskey (2013)

"Tropes that adore you"

  • Album Title Drop: Pocket Full of Kryptonite is a line from the chorus of "Jimmy Olsen's Blues".
  • Better Partner Assertion: "Two Princes" is a slight variation; both "princes" adore the girl in question, and the other is richer, has better prospects, is approved of by the girl's father, and so on; but still earnestly predicts that the singer would be a better choice than the other fellow.
  • Blues Rock: Munch of their later material, most notably in If The River Was Whiskey.
  • Cover Version: "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival and later "That's The Way (I Like It)" for the Space Jam soundtrack with Biz Markie.
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  • Epic Rocking: "Can't Kick the Habit" is 8 minutes long, and roughly half of it is a guitar solo.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: "Cleopatra's Cat" contains lyrics sung in Latin.
  • Greasy Spoon: "Hungry Hamed's".
  • Questioning Title?: "What Time is It?"
  • Parent-Preferred Suitor: The main theme of "Two Princes".
  • Scatting: Comes up quite often.
  • Step Up to the Microphone: "Off My Line" from Pocket Full of Kryptonite, "Indifference" from Turn It Upside Down, and "Genuine" from Nice Talking to Me are sung by guitarist Eric Schenkman.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Big Fat Funky Booty"
  • Train Song: "'Bout A Train" from You Got to Believe in Something.
  • Wham Line: "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" contains this lyric;
    I hope them cigarettes are going to make you cough, I hope you heard this song and pissed you off. I take that back I hope you're doing fine.