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THE ROPERS, Doug Bailey, Alex Hacker, Greg Pavlovcak band

The Ropers.

MEMBERS

Doug Bailey,

Mike Hammel,

Greg Pavlovcak,

Alex Hacker, (-1997)

Mike Donovan, (1997-)


HOMETOWN

Washington, D.C.


MOST POPULAR

All the Time
The World is Fire


GREATEST HITS

Blind
Chained
Dawn
I Don't Mind
Revolver
Waiting
You Have a Light


ALSO

THE ROPERS at All Music

THE ROPERS on Slumberland


DESCRIPTION

The Washington, D.C.-based indie pop band the Ropers was formed in 1991 by singer Doug Bailey and guitarist Mike Hammel, students at the University of Maryland who quit school after two years to begin making music. They soon recruited drummer Alex Hacker, whom both Bailey and Hammel knew from their brief stint in the Lilys; with bassist Greg Pavlovcak, the Ropers recorded their debut single, the 1992 Slumberland label release "Sunbathe," soon followed by "I Don't Mind."

In 1994 the group released a self-titled EP, with the full-length All the Time following a year later; Hacker departed in early 1996, and with new drummer Mike Donovan, the Ropers recorded their TeenBeat label debut The World Is Fire, disbanding a short time later.


RELATED ARTISTS

THE LAST WAVE (Greg)

THE LILYS (Alex/Doug/Mike)

THE SOUNDS OF KALEIDOSCOPE (Alex/Doug)

THE STILL (Alex/Doug/Greg)


THE ROPERS The World is Fire album
1998 Teen-Beat Sampler album
hollAnd The Paris Hilton Mujahideen album
THE ROPERS, Mike Donovan, Doug Bailey, Mike Hammel, Greg Pavlovcak

Doug, Greg, Mike H., Mike D. [clockwise from top]
Photo collage by Khoi Vinh
Photos by [unknown]



RECORD LABELS ASSOCIATED WITH

Slumberland,
Teen-Beat

FILM


REVOLVER

Produced by Treiops Treyfid. Edited by Bill McKenna. 1995.


WAITING

Performed live The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York, November 14, 2009.


BIOGRAPHY

The Washington, D.C.-based indie pop band the Ropers was formed in 1991 by singer Doug Bailey and guitarist Mike Hammel, students at the University of Maryland who quit school after two years to begin making music. They soon recruited drummer Alex Hacker, whom both Bailey and Hammel knew from their brief stint in the Lilys; with bassist Greg Pavlovcak, the Ropers recorded their debut single, the 1992 Slumberland label release "Sunbathe," soon followed by "I Don't Mind." In 1994 the group released a self-titled EP, with the full-length All the Time following a year later; Hacker departed in early 1996, and with new drummer Mike Donovan, the Ropers recorded their TeenBeat label debut The World Is Fire, disbanding a short time later.

- Jason Ankeny, All Music>

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Sunbathe
I Don't Mind
split single with The Tribbles
split single with Boyracer
Revolver


ALBUMS

The Ropers
All the Time
The World is Fire


COMPILATIONS

Why Popstars Can't Dance
Give Me the Cure
1998 Teenbeat Sampler
Slumberland Records: The First 20 Years


ALSO

UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary


FILM

short film for Revolver


RELATED

The Last Wave
Public Record
The Still


SONGS

Blind
Blue Sunday
Chained
Cool Self
Dawn
Drink You Up
Drive
Flashlight
Home
I Don't Mind
It's So Strange
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Lost
Mystery Girl
Paste
Please Understand
Pretty Quiet (Song)
Rain
Revolver
September's Rain
Spider Web
Sweet Lord I Know
Take Your Time
These Days
Transparent Day
Tried
Waiting
You Have a Light