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A major player throughout the post-grunge boom of the late '90s, Lit featured the combined talents of frontman A. Jay Popoff, his guitar-playing brother Jeremy, bassist Kevin Baldes, and drummer Allen Shellenberger. The group formed in 1990 in Orange County, California, where it initially performed metal-influenced music under the name Razzle. After changing their name, Lit began embracing a spunky brand of punk-pop that helped attract a local following in California. The group sold out local venues (including Club 369 in Fullerton) and issued two recordings: an EP, Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit; and the full-length Tripping the Light Fantastic, which arrived during the spring of 1997 and became a college radio hit. Lit then landed a contract with RCA Records, which released the follow-up effort A Place in the Sun two years later. This proved to be Lit's breakthrough record, as the catchy rock riffs of "My Own Worst Enemy," "Zip-Lock," and "Miserable" all paved the way for platinum sales. With "My Own Worst Enemy" topping the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, Lit toured the country alongside groups like the Offspring, No Doubt, and Garbage. Furthermore, they performed a set at Woodstock 1999 and earned a spot on the 2000 Vans Warped Tour. A third album, Atomic, was released in fall 2001, spawning several singles including "Lipstick and Bruises." A self-titled album arrived in 2004, marking Lit's fourth full-length effort (as well as their first release on the Nitrus label). In 2008, drummer Shellenberger was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He died on August 13, 2009 at the age of 39. Nathan Walker was added as the band's drummer and Lit began work on new material. In 2012, Lit released their fifth studio album, the Butch Walker-produced The View from the Bottom. They dedicated the album to Shellenberger. ~ Jason Ankeny
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  1.   Song
  2.   My Own Worst Enemy
  3.   Miserable
  4.   Same Shit, Different Drink
  5.   Here's to Us
  6.   Over My Head
  7.   C'Mon
  8.   Right This Time
  9.   You Tonight
  10.   Zip-Lock
  11.   Four
  12.   Perfect One
  13.   Hard to Find
  14.   Moonshine
  15.   I Wanna Rock
  16.   A Place in the Sun
  17.   Slip
  18.   Addicted
  19.   The Last Time Again
  20.   Down
  21.   Partner in Crime
  22.   You Did It
  23.   Miss You Gone
  24.   The Party's Over
  25.   Bulletproof
  26.   Pictures of You
  27.   All or Nothing
  28.   Lullaby
  29.   Forever Begins Right Now
  30.   Throwaway
  31.   Times Like This
  32.   Needle & Thread
  33.   Looks Like They Were Right
  34.   Too Fast for a U-Turn
  35.   Next Time Around
  36.   Drop D
  37.   Happy in the Meantime
  38.   Lipstick and Bruises
  39.   Quicksand
  40.   No Big Thing
  41.   Nothing's Free
  42.   She Don't Know
  43.   The Broken
  44.   Happy
  45.   Lovely Day
  46.   Money
  47.   Live for This
  48.   She Comes
  49.   For
  50.   Everything's Cool
  51.   Something to Someone
  52.   The Best Is Yet to Come Undone
  53.   The Wall
  54.   Sunny Weather

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