The Ropers

The Ropers

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.

The Ropers Discography


The Ropers All The Time (Album) Slumberland Records US 1995 Sell This Version
The Ropers The World Is Fire (Album) Teenbeat, A Turntable Friend US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Ropers Sunbathe Slumberland Records US 1993 Sell This Version
The Ropers I Don't Mind (Single, EP, Comp) Slumberland Records US 1994 Sell This Version
WISH 005 Boyracer / The Ropers Boyracer / The Ropers - Tour Split(7", Whi) I Wish I Was A Slumberland Record WISH 005 US 1994 Sell This Version
ant-09-si, ball002 The Ropers / The Tribbles The Ropers / The Tribbles - Everyone Has A Secret Daydream...(7") Brilliant Records (2), Giant Pool Balls Records ant-09-si, ball002 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
slr 53 The Ropers Revolver(7", Cle) Slumberland Records slr 53 US 1995 Sell This Version

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