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There are at least three artists named Sponge on last.fm:

i) Sponge is an alternative/post-grunge band from Detroit, formed in 1991. All of the original members, except for drummer Jimmy Paluzzi, were a part of the hard rock band Loudhouse. Drummer-turned-vocalist Vinnie Dombroski became the frontman of Sponge after their previous band’s demise.

The band blew into the national music scene in 1994 with their debut album Rotting Piñata, which featured possibly their biggest hits in “Plowed” and “Molly”. Their highly anticipated follow up album was released in 1996. The singles “Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)” and “Have You Seen Mary” reached the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart as well.

New Pop Sunday on Beyond Records was a departure from the grittier sound of the first two albums, featuring songs that were unmistakably pop rock in nature. The band’s popularity waned sharply during this period. The only single “Live Here Without You” was nominated for the Outstanding National Single award by the Detroit Music Awards in 2000.

Sponge continued their career with For All the Drugs in the World on Idol Records in 2003. Co-founding member and main co-songwriter Joey Mazzola left the band afterwards. The Man was released through traditional channels on Idol Records in 2005, followed by Galore Galore in 2007.

In 2010, former Sponge producer Tim Patalan (whom worked on the band’s first three albums) became the new bassist. Destroy the Boy EP was released in 2010.

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  • pessimystica

    I still love Rotting Pinata like I did in '95 & listen to it regularly, & I can't say the same for all of my mid-90s cds. I also don't understand why this awesome album has been neglected & often found cheap in used cd bins over the years... & is still vastly underplayed from the looks of it on here :-/ *sigh*

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  • Djentleman76

    i fucking love this band and their whole discography !

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    I fucking love New Pop Sunday. I don't really 'get' their new albums so much.

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mindbrok

    Oh man........... this band takes me back. [3]

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Still_Pluto

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    6 May 2013 Reply
  • Spurger

    I love 'Dandelion's Roar' and 'Higher'! Awesome stuff!

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • flintxxx

    wait. is the original band back together or something? they are playing at webster hall. performing the whole rotting pinata album.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • qzp

    plowed is a great song

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • Digicrime

    This is a good band. But they haven't had a single that's been played on the radio in years.

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    crap these guys get no listens now

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dogsofautumn

    These guys rock live! Vinnie pots on a show.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • NobodyNothing00

    I don't know how you can call them a noise group now when they aren't even noise rock but simply just hard rock/post-grunge instead of grunge/alternative. Anyway, I like both incarnations as well. "Higher 1 & 2", "Wax Ecstatic" and "Flop" are my current favorites.

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • psycaffeine

    Long live Sponge

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Oh man........... this band takes me back. [2]

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rustedempire

    Oh man........... this band takes me back.

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • matheuzimsccp

    Cold Case

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • carloshll726

    Man... The Rotting Pinata album is so cool!

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • DemonSanctuary

    I dig both the alternative and noise groups.

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • thesly1

    FUCK THIS NOISE SHIT. There's only one Sponge. And there's also [spunge] from the UK. No one else.

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kidnay

    alrite live band. alrite band all around. kinda irritated their set wasn't too long last nite.

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
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