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8. Spin Doctors
It's easy to forget just how massive the Spin Doctors were in 1992 and 1993. They were a New York hippie bar band known for their marathon shows. Before they knew it, they signed to Epic and were on MTV as often as Guns N' Roses and Pearl Jam. Pocket Full of Kryptonite was the Frampton Comes Alive of the early Nineties: absolutely everybody had it. "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" were blaring out of every car on the street. The band embodied a brief era, which often leads to a pretty swift and severe backlash when that era ends. The Spin Doctors didn't help matters by releasing the limp and tuneless "Cleopatra's Cat" as the first single from the second album. It began a vicious downward spiral that culminated with frontman Chris Barron (who doesn't even have his own Wikipedia page) losing his voice and the group taking a break. They reformed in 2001 and have been a regular presence on the Nineties nostalgia circuit ever since. Also, they really aren't that bad and don't belong on this list.