Bubble is a six-man pop group out of New York City. The band formed in 1994 and is comprised of Dave Foster, the band's songwriter who also contributes vocals and guitar; Matt Lindsey on vocals and bass; John Spurney on vocals and guitar; drummer Tom DeVito; and keyboard player Max Pep. The band started to make a mark on the city's music scene through appearances at such nightspots as the Mercury Lounge and Fez Under Time Café. Not Lame Records put out the band's first recording, a self-titled EP of half a dozen tunes, a year after Bubble's formation. Radio stations on college campuses embraced the release, which featured "Pure Imagination," a song that first appeared on the original soundtrack of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory more than three decades earlier. Bubble followed up with Bish Bash, an album that was released by Oomph! in 2000. One of the CD's producers was Fred Smith, who played bass more than 20 years earlier for Television, one of New York's proto-punk groups. Critics have likened the band's dreamy sound to John Lennon, the Beatles, the Byrds, Badfinger, Paul Simon, and ELO.
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