Monday Music Rewind: Fountains of Wayne

Fountains Of Wayne - Radiation Vibe

Fountains of Wayne is an American power pop band that formed in New York City in 1996. The band consists of members Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter and Brian Young.

Initially the band went by other names, including Are You My Mother? and Woolly Mammoth, before settling on Fountains of Wayne, taken from a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey. The store was located at the intersection of U.S. Route 46 and New Jersey Route 23,[3] not far from Montclair, New Jersey, the hometown of the band’s bassist and co-founder Adam Schlesinger. The store can be seen in The Sopranos episode “Another Toothpick” as well.

The store went out of business in 2009.

“Radiation Vibe” was the first single by Fountains of Wayne, from their debut album also titled Fountains of Wayne. It was released in 1996. It remains my favorite FOW song.

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