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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.   Over My Head
  5.   You Tonight
  6.   Same Shit, Different Drink
  7.   Right This Time
  8.   C'Mon
  9.   Here's to Us
  10.   Four
  11.   Nothing's Free
  12.   Happy
  13.   Zip-Lock
  14.   No Big Thing
  15.   The Broken
  16.   Bulletproof
  17.   Lipstick and Bruises
  18.   I Wanna Rock
  19.   Lovely Day
  20.   Down
  21.   Partner in Crime
  22.   Pictures of You
  23.   All or Nothing
  24.   Hard to Find
  25.   Lullaby
  26.   Moonshine
  27.   Forever Begins Right Now
  28.   Throwaway
  29.   Times Like This
  30.   Needle & Thread
  31.   Looks Like They Were Right
  32.   Too Fast for a U-Turn
  33.   Happy in the Meantime
  34.   Everything's Cool
  35.   The Best Is Yet to Come Undone
  36.   Quicksand
  37.   Perfect One
  38.   Money
  39.   You Did It
  40.   The Party's Over
  41.   Live for This
  42.   Slip
  43.   Drop D
  44.   Addicted
  45.   The Last Time Again
  46.   Something to Someone
  47.   A Place in the Sun
  48.   Sunny Weather
  49.   She Don't Know
  50.   Miss You Gone
  51.   Next Time Around
  52.   The Wall
  53.   She Comes
  54.   For

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