The Dallas, TX-based band Clumsy is often accused of rocking out like Minneapolis groups of yesteryear, such as the Replacements and Soul Asylum. It should come as no surprise then that Marc Soloman was in Tommy Stinson's L.A.-based group Perfect before moving to Dallas to form Clumsy with Rob Cooper. (Stinson, the former Replacements boy wonder, had split up Perfect to become a member of Guns n' Roses.) An early Clumsy incarnation featured Goo Goo Dolls drummer Mike Malinin, who played on the original demos. The group generated buzz around Dallas with their dynamic live shows and signed to Idol Records. Clumsy recorded their debut album, 2001's Center of Attention Deficit Disorder, in Michigan with Tim Patalan (Sponge, Fretblanket).
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