Stroke 9

American alternative rock band

Stroke 9 is an American alternative rock band. It was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989.

Stroke 9
OriginSan Francisco, California
GenresAlternative rock, post-grunge
Years active1989–present
LabelsRock Ridge Records
Universal Records
Associated actsNine Days, Lit (band), Vertical Horizon
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersLuke Esterkyn
Jens Funke
John McDermott
Greg Gueldner
Past membersErick Stock
Tom Haddad
Kirsten Stromberg


Studio albumsEdit

Demo albumsEdit

  • Bad Language Makes for Bad Feelings (1990)
  • Music About Friends, Acquaintances, and People We Don't Even Know (1991)

Compilation albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

  • Jessica Album Part 1 (EP) (2010)[2]

Charting singlesEdit

Year Title Chart Positions[3] Album
US Modern Rock US Top 40 Mainstream CAN
1999 "Little Black Backpack" 6 39 3 16 Nasty Little Thoughts
2000 "Letters" 27 Nasty Little Thoughts
2001 "Kick Some Ass" 36 Rip It Off


  1. Billboard,
  2. "Jessica Album (part 1), by Stroke 9". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  3. Billboard Singles,

Other websitesEdit