Randy Rose formed the band Mothership and also
worked on other projects in order to experiment with different musical
styles than what he had previously done with Mad at the World and his
metal band Rose. In 1995, Randy worked on a side project called
Mood Ring, and he released the song "Mood Ring" on a R.E.X. compilation
that year. In 1997, Randy released a 7" vinyl record of
rockabilly songs using the band name The Crocodiles. This release
titled Black Tar contained
the songs "Grease" and "In Your Arms." Also in 1997, Randy formed
Mothership (briefly named Saturn Project) with cousin Danny Rose and
released an album titled L.P.
that contained ethereal synth
music. In 2002, Randy abandoned the synthpop sound and
continued his band Mothership into the realm of alternative
rock. The subsequent album Rockstar is often compared with the
style of Weezer, The Vines, and The Strokes.