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Kris Roe

Kris Roe is the lead singer and guitarist of California punk band The Ataris. He started the band in 1995 when he gave a demo CD to The Vandals band member Warren Fitzgerald who liked it so much he insisted they get their band up and running. Signing up with Joe Escalante (also of the vandals) owner of Kung Fu records, Kris and the band began their... See full bio »
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 2007 Punk's Not Dead (Documentary) (writer: "Song, No. 13")
 2004 The Perfect Score ("In This Diary")
 2003 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2003) ... (writer: "Your Boyfriend Sucks" - uncredited)
 2001 That Darn Punk (Video) (writer: "Ben Lee", "1,2,3,4", "Let It Burn", "Summer Wind")
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 2014 Andrew W.K. Party Safari (Documentary)
 2007 Punk's Not Dead (Documentary)
Himself - The Ataris
 2003 Fromage 2003 (TV Movie)
Himself (as The Ataris)
 2003 Rove Live (TV Series)
- Episode #4.39 (2003) ... Himself (as The Ataris)
 2003 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 November 2003 (2003) ... Himself (as Ataris)
 2003 Pepsi Smash (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Himself (as 'The Ataris')
 2003 The Ataris Live at Capitol Milling (Video short)

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Other Works:

Recorded the albums 'Anywhere but here,' 'Blue skies, Broken hearts... Next 12 exits,' 'Let it burn,' 'End is forever' and 'So long, Astoria' with the Ataris.

Alternate Names:

'The Ataris' | The Ataris | Ataris

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I like to encode a lot of hidden messages and whatnot. I like our fans to read into things. I feel that our fans are smart and I don't want to give them just a bunch of surface lyrics that you can take at face value. See more »


Upon receiving a letter from a suicidal / eating-disordered fan from Australia he wrote a song called "My Reply" which did the fan better than any medicine and aided her recovery. See more »


He plays his guitar upside down

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