An alternative rock band consisting of John Wozniak (vocals, guitar) (not related to Steve Wozniak), Dylan Keefe (bass), and Dan Reiser (drums). Their most well known song is "Sex and Candy". The band is named after the playground outside John's school as a child, where he was terrified of daily beatings by neighborhood thugs. Most of their songs are smart and quite geeky. "A Cloak of Elvenkind" is about a boy who's mother doesn't approve of his obession with books of magic and other trappings of fantasy. And "Saint Joe on the School Bus" is about being teased and picked on on the ride to school. Opium is another common theme, but they claim to have never tried the stuff.

In 1991, John Wozniak recorded an amazing demo cd called Zog Bogbean.

The band's first commercial album was self titled and released in 1997.

  1. Poppies
  2. Sex and Candy
  3. Ancient Walls of Flowers
  4. Saint Joe on the School Bus
  5. A Cloak of Elvenkind
  6. Sherry Fraser
  7. Gone Crazy
  8. Opium
  9. One More Suicide
  10. Dog and His Master
  11. The Shadow of Seattle
  12. The Vampires of New York
Their second album, called Shapeshifter was released in 1999. Their third album, MP3, should be released sometime in the near future.

"One little, two little, three little idiots
Four little, five little, six little idiots
Seven little, eight little, nine little idiots
All in suit and tie
One little, two little, three little idiots
Four little, five little, six little idiots
Seven little, eight little, nine little idiots
All dressed up to die, and I say
You can be any way that you wanna be
But how I'll be, that's up to me"
  -- Dog and His Master
The band's website is at http://www.marcyplayground.com/

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.