Introduced via acclaimed jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the two realized they shared similar tastes in music and soon decided to form a band. Happy to see ads on our site? The group shrank away from the spotlight but continued releasing albums, with MP3 arriving in and Leaving Wonderland Several months after the album's release, rock radio picked up on the group's single "Sex and Candy" comparable to Nirvana's more tranquil moments , which pushed the album up the U. If you are running an ad blocker, please disable it on whosampled. In a Fit of Rage following in The group eventually signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and released a self-titled debut album in February Here are the instructions on how to disable your ad blocker: Refresh the page to see the result. Marcy Playground proved ultimately susceptible to the aforementioned "curse," as the resulting album, 's Shapeshifter, was widely panned by critics and sank from sight shortly after its release. Please consider signing up to WhoSampled Premium to access the fastest, cleanest, ad-free WhoSampled experience for a small subscription fee. Thank you for supporting our work. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. We've detected that your browser isn't showing ads. The trio began work on a second full-length effort, trying to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx that so many other rock bands have fallen prey to after scoring an inaugural hit. The group took its name from the Marcy Open School, an experimental elementary school that Wozniak attended in the late '70s. Wozniak was intimidated by a few other students during his time at Marcy Open, and he ultimately refused to join his peers on the school's playground during recess.