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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…

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  • can't believe this guy went on to be a top tier pop/dance/rnb producer.. good for him!
  • 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
  • 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
  • I wish I had the money to press all 3 of their albums on vinyl...someday...maybe...if they let me
  • love these guys, best ska band ever!
  • 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!!
  • I wish more people knew of their self titled album. A true hidden gem.
  • Heads Are Gonna Roll is my album I listen to when I feel really lovesick, whether the good, or the bad kind
  • Better watch your back, son!
  • 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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