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Matthew Sweet
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    (October 6, 1964- )
    Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
    Birth name was Sidney Matthew Sweet
    Alternative rock/power pop singer and guitarist
    Recorded the albums 'Inside' (1986), 'Earth' (1989), 'Girlfriend' (1991), 'Altered Beast' (1993), '100% Fun' (1995), 'Blue Sky on Mars' (1997), 'In Reverse' (1999), 'Sunshine Lies' (2008) and 'Modern Art' (2011)
    With Susanna Hoffs recorded the albums 'Under the Covers, Vol. 1' (2006) and 'Under the Covers, Vol. 2' (2009)
    Appeared in 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' as a member of the band Ming Tea
    Composed the theme song for 'Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated'
    After the success of 'Girlfriend,' he noted, 'People say, 'This is your big breakup record - will you still be able to write good songs?' I'm sure I'll be just as depressed at some other point in my life.'
    His fear of flying limited his appearances overseas.
    He has a tattoo of the anime character Lum Invader.
    He said about his lyrics, 'A lot of the time, they are very fill-in-the-blank and I don't know what they mean.'
    While attending the University of Georgia, he joined the Athens music scene, including performing with Michael Stipe.
    He also has a lucrative second career as a potter.
    The Onion's A.V. Club called 'Girlfriend' the best power-pop album of the 90s.

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