|Date of Birth||1966|
|Home Town||Santa Barbara, California|
|Genre|| Punk Rock |
|Occupation(s)|| Singer-Songwriter |
|Instrument(s)|| Vocals |
|Label(s)|| Fat Wreck |
|Associated acts|| Lagwagon |
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
The Playing Favorites
Randall "Joey" Cape is an American singer, songwriter and producer. Active since 1989, Cape is best known as the frontman of the seminal California punk rock band Lagwagon, who have released seven studio albums to date.
Cape released his first solo album, Bridge, on October 21, 2008 on Suburban Home Records. His second album Doesn't Play Well with Others, was released on February 2011, after he released each song on the album each month of 2010, collecting them all on CD and vinyl in the end of 2010.
In addition to his work with Lagwagon, he was the lead vocalist for the experimental band Bad Astronaut until they disbanded due to death of drummer Derrick Plourde and is also the guitarist in the cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. In addition, Joey Cape released a split CD with Tony Sly of No Use for a Name, featuring acoustic versions of Lagwagon and No Use For a Name songs. Both Cape and Sly also contributed one unreleased/new song to the split. Cape's was entitled, 'Violet', a song written for his daughter of the same name. He has also contributed a song called 'Minus' for the album Protect: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children.
In 1999-2000, Cape spent the hiatus of Lagwagon working on two side projects: Bad Astronaut and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. This slowed down Cape's work on Lagwagon until 2002. Cape, with Lagwagon, later released Blaze in 2003 and Resolve in 2005, the latter being a tribute to Lagwagon / Bad Astronaut drummer Derrick Plourde, who took his own life in 2005. They recently released an EP, I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon, on August 19, 2008 on Fat Wreck Chords. Since 2009, Lagwagon has been on hiatus from touring and writing.
Cape has produced records by The Ataris, Ridel High, Nerf Herder and his own bands Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut. He is also involved in a project called Afterburner, working alongside fellow Bad Astronaut Todd Capps, as well as opening a solo myspace page with new acoustic songs and demos. He has also written songs for and played guitar with a new band of old friends called The Playing Favorites, who recently released their first album entitled I Remember When I Was Pretty.
In August 2009, Cape announced that he was recording material for a second solo acoustic album, Doesn't Play Well with Others.
- 2004 - Acoustic (with Tony Sly)
- 2008 - Bridge
- 2009 - Who Wants to Get Down? (7" with Jon Snodgrass)
- 2010 - Tony Sly / Joey Cape Split 7" (with Tony Sly)
- 2010 - Liverbirds (with Jon Snodgrass)
- 2011 - Doesn't Play Well with Others
- 2005 - Protect: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children
- 2009 - Under the Influence, vol. 11 (Vinyl Collective's Under the Influence series) - "Watch Me Bleed" (Tears for Fears cover)
- Official website
- Lagwagon Official website
- Bad Astronaut Official website
- The Playing Favorites Official website
- Afterburner myspace
- Bad Astronaut myspace
- Joey Cape myspace
- The Playing Favorites myspace
- Joey Cape at the Internet Movie Database
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