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The Smoking Popes’ Josh Caterer Talks New EP, ‘Born To Quit’ Reissue

The Smoking Popes
Jared Scott

Chicago pop-punk band the Smoking Popes first rose to prominence in the ’90s, thanks to the song ‘Need You Around.’ A tune from their second album, 1994’s ‘Born To Quit,’ it showcased the group’s unique alchemy of lounge-lizard vocals and driving rock guitars. Although the Popes’ third album, 1997’s ‘Destination Failure,’ maintained their commitment to smart, quality songwriting--and the band toured with Morrissey following its release--it didn’t chart. The band broke up in 1999.

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