Minneapolis’ color-coded purveyors of "pop/punk
ear candy" headlined the 2003 Geek Prom. It was the next
logical step for Manplanet, a band that had performed repeated
guest spots on Comedy Central’s Let’s Bowl
and had its music used on the BBC Radio Network’s Science
Wearing shiny vinyl jumpsuits that matched their
individual hair-colors (white, red, green and blue) the members
of Manplanet cranked out tunes that would have fit nicely
as a soundtrack to Elroy Jetson’s wet dreams. Perhaps
the best description of the group was: "Devo meets Weezer
in bed with the movie Tron."
Singer/guitar-player Jeff Ham ("Jefferson
White") developed the concept for Manplanet in 1999,
shortly before the breakup of his previous band, Detroit.
He recruited bassist Tim Holly ("Tim Crimson"),
drummer Pete Greene ("Pete Green") and keyboardist
Ben Perlstein ("Blue #4") to help him create his
new "smoke-and-mirrors for the ears" sound.
Manplanet released two EPs, Skylab (2000) and An
Introductory to Musicianship (2001) before breaking up.