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(1) The Hippos were a third wave ska-punk band from Southern California. Unlike other typical bands of the genre, The Hippos employed heavy use of a Moog synthesizer. The Hippos’s first full album release was Forget the World, released in 1996. Interestingly, many of the songs on Forget The World were written when Ariel Rechstaid, the band’s primary songwriter, was only 15 years old. This album employed traditional ska-punk… read more

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  • Avatar for ddddbbbb
    can't believe this guy went on to be a top tier pop/dance/rnb producer.. good for him!
  • Avatar for jellian
    I miss the days of playing in a ska punk band, listening to amazing bands such as the hippos, loving living life, summers and skateboarding... I had an amazing youth. Thank you Hippos
  • Avatar for BearsandLions
    holy fuck, how did I not know! The only song I'd ever listen to was asleep at the wheel, but fuck me running this is stupendous
  • Avatar for Skavovoee
    I wish I had the money to press all 3 of their albums on vinyl...someday...maybe...if they let me
  • Avatar for masha_t
    love these guys, best ska band ever!
  • Avatar for Elementree1
    Please check our band "The Ohms" out. We sound alot like The Hippos and have a huge roots reggae/ska influence. Our last.fm page is: http://www.last.fm/music/theohms NEW MUSIC!!
  • Avatar for FeuerTier
    I wish more people knew of their self titled album. A true hidden gem.
  • Avatar for kaneelkip
    Heads Are Gonna Roll is my album I listen to when I feel really lovesick, whether the good, or the bad kind
  • Avatar for SubStndrdTuning
    Better watch your back, son!
  • Avatar for WatchBanditRun
    The Hippos self titled final album will be one of those hidden gems that future bands will claim as their inspiration. We will be among the lucky ones who listened to it before it was popular.

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