Smoking Popes

Smoking Popes

"Did you ever hear 'Born To Quit'? It's by the Smoking Popes. I thought that album was extraordinary, the most loveable thing I'd heard in years." --Morrissey

The Smoking Popes first burst onto the scene with "Born To Quit" on Chicago indie label Johann's Face. Prior to that album's re-release on Capitol Records in the summer of 1995, their single, "Need You Around," quickly became a favorite spin on Chicago's Q101 and Los Angeles' KROQ, with both stations putting it in heavy rotation. Praise from NME, Melody Maker, SPIN, Alternative Press,... more