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The Aquabats

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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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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    7 Jun 4:34pm 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 7:19am 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 11:49pm 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 4:26am Reply
  • BANDITOATTACK

    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

    DO THE POPCORN CHICKEN!!!

    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
  • heart_of_a_lion

    How has an Aquabats / Peelander-Z tour not happened yet? That would be more fun than Discovery Zone at 8 years old

    1 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
  • Shadowlord39

    These guys' TV show is amazing!

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -Magic Chicken- greatest (๑・ω・๑)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    The TV show is meh but i'm not a big fan of the band anyway.

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BANDITOATTACK

    says the guy who doesn't listen to salena gomez. whats that all about man

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hornsfan80

    says the idiot that listens to Selena Gomez

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Armadillo_Lord

    this band is for loser dorks. i hate them and anyone who enjoys them.

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Mechayoshi

    Their show is made of win

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
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