Luscious Jackson

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Luscious Jackson is an alternative rock group formed in 1991. The band's name was inspired by now-retired American basketball player Lucious Jackson. The original band consisted of Jill Cunniff (vocals, bass), Gabby Glaser (vocals, guitar), and Vivian Trimble (keyboards, vocals). Drummer Kate Schellenbach joined the band midway through recording of their debut EP In Search of Manny. With the exception of a few non-LP cover songs, the band wrote all of their own material, the majority penned by vocalists Cunniff and/or Glaser. Between 1993 and 2000, they released one EP, three full-length LPs, and ten singles on the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal label. Their biggest hit—and only Billboard Hot 100 entry—is "Naked Eye" (March 22, 1997). Other notable singles include "Here," "Daughters Of The Kaos", "Citysong", "Under Your Skin" and "Ladyfingers". Keyboardist Vivian Trimble left the group in 1998, and in 2000 the group announced their breakup, after releasing one album as a trio. February 2007 saw the release of Luscious Jackson's Greatest Hits compilation. In 2011 the group announced they had re-united and they were planning to make new music.