10 Speed

10 Speed BIOGRAPHY

10 Speed

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1995-1998

"We think [10 Speed's debut is] a super-creative album that will appeal to classic rock fans who dig Queen and T. Rex, and we also think it will go over with the modern rock kids that are into Beck and Spacehog," Scott Carter, A&M director of product development, told Billboard.

"Every song takes from its own generation, so whatever turned up on the record was what we picked from all the colors we like and what feels good," and "When we go in to do a record...each song has its own life and its own story," Dimitry told Billboard.

"One of the reasons [A&M Records] really like [10 Speed] is how hard they work. They go snipe the streets, and right after they're done with a show, they jump down in the crowd with a clipboard. They've got a few thousand people on their mailing list." said Carter. "They've got one of the clearest images of themselves of any band I've ever dealt with. They have an image that is really fun and colorful, and they're very specific about how they want to be portrayed. In an age where every alternative band wants the camera to be out of focus and hide their lead singer, these guys are so in your face."

The band created the first digital street team with over 10,000 fans in its database.

The initial single "Space Queen" was initially shipped to college radio in March 1998, then to mainstream and modern rock on April 8, 1998.

A&M promoted the band with a video for "Space Queen" filmed in Los Angeles in May 1998. Promotion also included cassette samplers and secret codes with a decoder sheet placed in the album.

SOURCES:
West Coast Rock Group 10 Speed Gets Into Gear for Its A&M Debut. Doug Reece. Billboard, April 18, 1998, 12.
Dimitry Ioffe biography, Visionnaire Group.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Dimitry Ioffe
   Instrument(s): vocals, bass
Hutch Walker
   Instrument(s): vocals, guitar
Peter Burke
   Instrument(s): drums


10 Speed PHOTOS

10 Speed DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

10 Speed U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
10 SpeedA&M Records31454 08731998
10 SpeedA&M RecordsAMSAD 006251998

10 Speed U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

No Singles Found.

10 Speed U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
10 Speed199831454 0873
Wired
It Makes Me Crazy
Space Queen
I Hate You
Me and You
Suicidal Psychopathic Freak
When Your Lips Are Blue
Head Splits Open
Give a Damn
Foever
Extra Spped Track Baby (Bonus Track)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
10 Speed1998AMSAD 00625
Wired
It Makes Me Crazy
Space Queen
I Hate You
Me & You
Suicidal Psychopathic Freak
When Your Lips Are Blue
Head Splits Open
Give a Damn
Hidden Bonus Track (Extra Speed Track Baby)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Space Queen1998AMCDP 00616
Space Queen (Edit)
Space Queen (LP Version)


10 Speed MUSIC CHARTS

10 Speed on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.