Size 14 were a LA based 90s power pop band who had a minor hit with the song 'Claire Danes Poster', Size 14 were signed to a major label 'Volcano Entertainment' part of BMG after much interest from other labels. Info on the band and music is becoming harder and harder to find as the years go by, so I've decided to do a post about this band should anyone come across this page. Size 14's only album was recorded by Mike Clink who previously had recorded Guns N Roses, Megadeth and Metallica. Note for people searching for Music MP3's of Size 14 finding this page, the album and invidiual songs are available on Amazon and Itunes
Size 14 - Full Album and Individual mp3s on Amazon
Size 14 - Full Album and Invididual songs on Mp3 on Itunes
I first came across Size 14 in 1999, a recommendation from someone telling me I would "love this group if I liked Weezer", given the time no MP3s or youtube clips were available so I had to take a punt and fork out some 'Ten English Pounds' on a CD from CDNow, from a band I had not heard a note from - sheer madness the youth of today would say. This was a inspired purchase, immediately I was lured by their great melodies coupled with musical talent, humorous lyrics. and some damn sweet bass lines, which would influence the me in future years to come. I quickly found myself being lured to searching Yahoo and Lycos ( we're going back to the dark ages of search here ) for info on the band and came across their old UBL.COM message board. UBL is where I left a few messages looking to see if the band were still together and low and behold bassist Robt Ptak was replying to people, over the years I've kept in tough with Robert, hes really proud of the work the band did.
Size 14 Songs and Releases
Size 14 sadly only released one album and two non album tracks the songs 'Mrs Claus' and 'Give Satan A Hug' which appeared on random compilation CDs ( Give Satan a Hug on Mulletcore and Mrs Claus on VA - A Punk and Ska Christmas Gone Wrong ). Mrs Claus was recorded towards the end of the bands career and is the only song not to feature the original lineup, as Robert Ptak had left the band by that stage.
The band also had some songs featured on Movie Soundtracks: Claires Danes Poster can be heard prominently in Dude Wheres my Car?
Claire Danes Poster was also the bands only single, a promo cd was sent to radio stations to promote the song, two videos were also made.
The first video for Claire Danes Poster that Size 14 filmed featured the entire band prior to Robert Ptaks depature and can be see below:
Size 14 - Claire Danes Poster unreleased video ( full band video )
Size 14 - Claire Danes Poster Official Video ( Mr.Ptak is missing )
Where as Lets Rob a Bank is on the soundtrack to Sugar N Spice - beware this film sucks
I Touched Her Ass is on the soundtrack to 100 Women aka Girl Fever, the sequel to 100 Girls, a film that did not need a sequel, thanks for this 'much needed' sequel Hollywood.
Immediately after their debut album 'Size 14' was released the label went under, that quickly put the end to a band who were well ahead of their time.
NON ALBUM TRACKS
Give Satan a Hug * released
Mrs Claus * released
Claire Danes Poster Japan Version * released
Cooties * not released
Mental Patient * not released
We Wanna Beat Up Your Boyfriend * not released
Binoculars * not released
Faster * not released
Hip Hop 510 * not released
Fixin To Rock * not released
Pedestrian Walker * not released
|Promo CD with alternative artwork sent to Radio Stations|
What are the members of Size 14 up to now?
Since the band ended lead singer Linus Of Hollywood aka Kevin Dotson went on to release numerous Solo Albums, release a female fronted Andrew W.K style band Pintsize with Paul Gilbert, become a member of Nerf Herder and release two EPS with Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo as Palmdale. Linus currently runs Crappy Records and is currently crowd funding a Jarinus project with Jaret Reddick from Bowling For Soup.
After leaving before the band disbanded, founding Size 14 member Bassist/Backing Vocals Robt Ptak ( Robert Ptak ) formed some bands in New York, these bands were 'Artificial Joy NYC' and 'Bastard Kings of rock', Ptak then managed 'Hong Kong Six' and produced and managed Russell Lissack's ( Bloc Party ) side project Pin Me Down. Robert is currently resides in NYC involved in the directing/editing/producing TV Commercials, lately Robert has starting releasing alot of his Solo material online - http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/index/robertptak
Guitarist Kevin Danczak since leaving Size 14 has been in various bands, amongst them is Captain Genius a L.A powerpop band, Kevin currently lives in LA. Drummer Dave Armstrong is involved in Comedy I believe ( don't quote me on this though! )
Keep up to date with Size 14 News
If your a casual listener or been a long time fan I encourage you to join the Facebook page for first hand knowledge and a more in depth history.
Official Size 14 Facebook Page - run by Bassist Robert Ptak, who answers any questions fans may have, recently a Q+A was run with many mysteries being solved.
Size 14 S/T CD Album on Amazon
Size 14 S/T Mp3 Album on Itunes
Size 14 - Claire Danes Poster Mp3 on Amazon
Size 14 - Shane listen to on Spotify
Kevin Danczak's Myspace Music
Linus Of Hollywood Official Site
Robt Ptak Solo Material
Robt Ptak Facebook Musician Page
Punknews.org 5/5 Review
Another strong review on westnet.com
Size 14 Clare Danes Poster Video
Size 14 - Give Satan a Hug ( rare non album track )
The only live clip of the band available is short clip of Prototype - This is towards the end of the bands career as Robt Ptak had left the band.