10 Songs, 36 Minutes


About Fun With Atoms

Growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin provided many days of trying to keep warm while jamming in someone's garage. At least that was the case for Rick Smith (vocals/ guitar), Dan Collins (bass) and Curt Lefevre (drums) when they formed Fun With Atoms. Falling in the tradition of fellow Mid-Western power-pop acts such as Cheap Trick and Husker Du, Fun With Atoms layered their own guitar hooks and vocal harmonies all throughout their home state of Wisconsin. With their 1993 debut album "Main Street" on Boat Records showcasing this sound, Butch Vig also had his chance to practice his production skills before moving on to work with the Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. Fun With Atoms' follow-up album "Northern Distortion" followed in 1996 courtesy of Black Vinyl Records. ~ Mike DaRonco