The Dandy Warhols
With desperate A&R men searching manically to fill the void left by the demise of the Seattle grunge movement, the narcotic, psychedelic, garage pop of underground heroes The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre were pinpointed as the next big thing at one point in the mid-1990s. As chronicled in the celebrated documentary Dig!, the Dandys went on to international recognition and major label success while their touring partners descended into chaos and obscurity. Signing with Capitol Records in 1995, it was the single Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth that introduced them to the mainstream, becoming a hit across Europe and propelling second album ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down (1997) to Number 16 in the UK. Its follow-up Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000) became the band's finest moment and produced the summer anthem Bohemian Like You, a huge hit after it was used in a Vodafone advert and re-released. Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes produced their fourth album Welcome To The Monkey House (2003) from which the small hit We Used To Be Friends came, but the band's commercial success waned and they parted company with Capitol Records in 2007.