"Marcy Playground" is an American alternative rock or post-grunge band.
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Named for the formative location in lead singer John Wozniak's childhood, the Marcy Open grade school in Minneapolis, Marcy Playground emerged in the late 1990s with clean and subdued alternative rock (often sounding like a tranquil Nirvana).
Wozniak's first effort, Zog BogBean - From the Marcy Playground, was a self-produced labor of love, recorded in his bedroom studio with some help from his then-girlfriend Sherry Fraser in the early nineties. A small run of CD's was self-released by Wozniak, and to this day it remains extremely difficult to find.
After attending the Evergreen State College for two years, Wozniak moved east to New York, where Marcy Playground began to coalesce around the songs that would become the self-titled album. Bassist Dylan Keefe and drummer Dan Rieser filled out the band's sound, and complemented Wozniak's songwriting. The self-titled album was released in 1997, and Marcy Playground emerged into the mainstream with the success of the single "Sex and Candy." ''Marcy Playgr...