It was 1999.
The record industry was experiencing a total nuclear super nova-sized failure.
Yet Other Star People shinned through it all.
In 1995 Jennifer Precious Finch and Xander Smith raised their friendship to the next level – they formed a new-wave dance band called Lyme. Soon after, the duo found dance music equipment too expensive and returned to what they did best – hard-driving, indie pop / new wave with real instruments. They enlisted the help of bassists Junko Ito and Ted Lesinski and drummers Chris Bratton and Todd “Long Player” Phillips, reimagined the project as
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In 1999 they released “Diamond in the Belly of the Dog” on A&M records – Produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, David Bowie, Trex)
They made music and toured the world w/ Weezer, Queens of the Stoneage, Foo Fighters, and
Echo & the Bunnymen.
OTHER STAR PEOPLE
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER / New Man
FLIPPING OUT / EPISODE 201
OFFICE SPACE (film)
CRUEL INTENTIONS 3 (film)
DEGRASSI THE NEXT GENERATION / Sweet Child of Mine
ROSWELL / Monsters
WHAT S NEW SCOOBY DOO / Escreem
MIAMI ANIMAL POLICE / Exotic City
BIOGRAPHY / Robert Downey Jr.
ROOM RAIDERS / EPISODE 712
AMERICA’S FAVORITE WATERPARKS
40 GREATEST TRL MOMENTS HOUR 2
DATE MY MOM / EPISODE 304
UNDERGRADS ON MTV
FASHION TELEVISION / EPISODES: 24X, 29V, 23Y
MAYBE IT’S ME
5 TAKES EUROPE
TWILIGHT ZONE / Rewind
BEHIND THE MUSIC
CRIBS / EPISODE 1201
GIRL FEVER (film)
BEYOND THE BREAK / All Riled Up
BITCHIN KITCHEN / In-laws
The addition of the live instrumentation to the dance concept with the combination of both Smith’s and Finch’s diverse influences and personal style created a cool sound described by the press as both Dark Wave and Heavy Wave and described by OSP fans as the CaliPhonic Sound.