Spin Doctors are an American jam band with a funky twist who rose to popularity among a New York City hippie crowd in the early 1990s.
The Spin Doctors had been playing shows and writing music in New York for a few years before their album Pocket Full of Kryptonite began receiving attention from MTV and radio programs. “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” was featured regularly on the radio, boosting the band’s popularity and leading to millions of album sales.
Turn It Upside Down followed in 1994, not an immediate success but bolstered by the popular single “You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast.” You’ve Got to Believe in Something came in 1996, but was not as successful as previous work. The Spin Doctors went on the search for a new label, ultimately settling on Uptown/Universal, through which they released Here Comes the Bride in 1999. The album was somewhat well-received, but the band broke up shortly afterward after putting out a greatest hits compliation, Just Go Ahead Now.
Spin Doctors reunited in 2002 for a limited tour, and recorded Nice Talking to Me as a result of their revived popularity. The album was released in 2005 to success among their devoted fans. The band continued to tour regularly over the next few years, releasing a 20th anniversary edition of Pocket Full of Kryptonite in 2011. Lead act Barron also put out a solo album during this time, entitled Pancho and the Kid.
In 2013, the Spin Doctors put together the blues album If the River Was Whiskey, and once again began performing shows and festivals. The band still performs regularly, and is often booked for corporate entertainment events and private parties.