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Huntington Beach, Los Angeles CA, United States (1994 – present)

The Aquabats are a musical ensemble from Huntington Beach, California formed in 1994 known for their humorous lyrics and outrageous live shows, during which the band is often attacked by supervillains onstage.

Starting as a parody of the booming third-wave ska scene in Southern California (their first show, reportedly, was played with fourteen members, at least half of which were wielding horns), The Aquabats played third-wave ska with surf guitar sounds and b-movie inspired lyrics. Over time, their sound became even more eclectic, dropping much of the surf guitar leads and ska rhythms for more varied influences.

Their current sound blends upbeat rock and roll, new wave, punk, and ska/rocksteady with synth largely replacing their horn and woodwind section. Notable influences upon The Aquabats are Devo, Oingo Boingo, Madness, and Toy Dolls.

The Aquabats’ current lineup is The MC Bat Commander (vocals), Ricky Fitness (drums), Crash McLarson (bass), Eagle “Bones” Falconhawk (guitar) & Jimmy the Robot (keyboards/tenor sax). Former members like Chainsaw, The Prince of Karate; Prince Adam; and Catboy have been known to come back into the fold for the occasional show.

The Aquabats’s most recent album is Hi-Five Soup!, released on January 18, 2011 via Fearless Records.


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  • Coolbutlame


    30 Apr 5:58pm Reply
  • tammsters

    how is Danger Woman not in the top 10?? love this band!

    20 Mar 5:54am Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Not sure if the sheriff is serious or if he is Sirius

    18 Feb 1:48pm Reply
  • blaze1289

    hating this band is the equivalent of hating fun [2]

    28 Jan 7:26pm Reply
  • gravitybound

    hating this band is the equivalent of hating fun

    25 Jan 8:57pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    I hope they find a new home for the Super Show! soon because I'm having some withdraws from my daily dose of campy punk rock superheroes.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MsDiplodocusss


    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • appendixes

    the aquabats have contributed so many great things to this word. thank you for yo gabba gabba and all the good feels ~

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • joshy0

    "..Awful, awful, awful band. How can anyone listen to "ska"? Probably the lamest genre of music." Honestly, fuck you. ska is incredibly fun and positive. You don't have to like it, but bashing it like that is totally unwarranted. I don't like country much but you don't see me deliberately going to country artists and shitting on them, do you? grow up

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • saintlyrows

    I was basically crying and I've been sad all day but I just caught myself dancing intensly in bed to The Story Of Nothing. Best super heroes ever.

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Heliocat

    "...Awful, awful, awful band. How can anyone listen to "ska"? Probably the lamest genre of music." Then you obviously don't understand ska...

    5 Mar 2014 Reply

    thats not nice its not their fault theyre fat

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mrbonzoorubber2

    Saw them before they were big

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OrdealByFire


    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • pretttylushx

    it's literally impossible to be sad while listening to the aquabats

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Mechayoshi

    The show doesn't come on enough!

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mistermeatbone

    TylerSymes, they're so much fun though!! :)

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Inkmind

    How has an Aquabats / Peelander-Z tour not happened yet? [2] This needs to happen immediately.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Motorcharger

    The TV show rocks, can't wait for the new episodes! This is the most super rad band, ever!

    26 May 2013 Reply
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