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Dope is a Chicago-area quintet formed by brothers Edsel Dope (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Simon Dope (keyboards). Simon studied chemistry at the University of Florida, then received a scholarship to Polytechnic in Brooklyn. There, he was joined by his brother, with the two claiming to have financed their demos by selling drugs. The initial incarnation of the band included lead guitarist Tripp Eisen, bass player Acey Slade, and drummer Preston Nash. They began a selective series of gigs in late 1997. In October 1998, they were signed to Flip Records, which made a production deal with Epic. Dope's debut album, Felons and Revolutionaries, was released in September 1999. The Dope brothers gutted their lineup after the ensuing tour, switching Slade to guitar and bringing in original bassist Sloane Jentry, guitarist Virus, and drummer Sketchy Shay. In the fall of 2001, they released their second album, Life. Two years later, the band inked a deal with Artemis, and issued Group Therapy. American Apathy arrived in summer 2005. The album featured covers of Depeche Mode's "People Are People" and N.W.A's "Fuck tha Police." It went on to top the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release. No Regrets was issued four years later and featured a guest appearance by Zakk Wylde. After an extended hiatus, Dope's classic lineup returned with a new album and coinciding tour. The band -- Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, and Racci Shay -- released Blood Money, Pt. 1 in late 2016. ~ William Ruhlmann & Neil Z. Yeung
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  1.   Song
  2.   Die MF Die
  3.   Debonaire
  4.   Now or Never
  5.   Everything Sucks
  6.   Blood Money
  7.   We Are
  8.   Nothing for Me Here
  9.   Addiction
  10.   Fuck tha Police
  11.   Rebel Yell
  12.   Bitch
  13.   With or Without You
  14.   Jenny's Cryin'
  15.   Dirty World
  16.   People Are People
  17.   Sex Machine
  18.   Slipping Away
  19.   Drug Music
  20.   Intro: Confessions of a Felon
  21.   High
  22.   Flat Line
  23.   Dream
  24.   Always
  25.   Kimberly's Ghost
  26.   Die, Bom, Bang, Burn, F***
  27.   I Don't Give A...
  28.   Sing
  29.   Pig Society
  30.   Hypocrite
  31.   Interlude
  32.   Four More Years
  33.   Today Is the Day
  34.   Now Is the Time
  35.   Motivation
  36.   No Chance
  37.   Move It
  38.   Thanks for Nothing
  39.   S**tlife
  40.   Intervention
  41.   Shit Life
  42.   1999
  43.   Lexipro
  44.   No Regrets
  45.   Best for Me
  46.   Another Day Goes By
  47.   I Am
  48.   Take Your Best Shot
  49.   Spine for You
  50.   Numb
  51.   End of the World
  52.   Hold On
  53.   My Funeral
  54.   6-6-sick
  55.   Revolution
  56.   Survive
  57.   Falling Away
  58.   So Low
  59.   Crazy
  60.   Wake Up
  61.   Sick
  62.   Violet
  63.   X-Hale
  64.   A New Low
  65.   Razorblade Butterfly
  66.   B***h
  67.   Pari F**kin Oia
  68.   Selfish
  69.   Violence
  70.   Bloodless
  71.   Addiction by Zakk Wylde
  72.   The Life
  73.   I Wish I Was the President
  74.   No Way Out
  75.   I'm Back
  76.   Burn
  77.   Stop
  78.   Nothing (Why)
  79.   I Am Nothing
  80.   One Fix
  81.   America the Pitiful
  82.   Shoulda Known Better
  83.   Bastard
  84.   Easier
  85.   Paranoia
  86.   What About...
  87.   Scorn
  88.   Bring It On
  89.   March of Hope

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