America’s bad boys to rock Moscow
The band, which was formed in Philadelphia in 1993, plays a mix of punk-rock and hip hop.
Their first album “Use Your Fingers,” which was released in 1995, was a failure. But the band’s vocalist and guitarist remained cheerful, and soon brought on bassist Evil Jared, drummer Spanky G and DJ Q-Ball. Together they recorded the album “One Fierce Beer Coaster,” which became a success mostly due to the single “Fire Water Burn.”
As Billboard magazine noted, the band’s music reflects rather diverse influences, including Wu-Tang Clan, Depeche Mode and Weezer. They play songs with names like “Kiss Me Where It Smells Funny” and “I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks,” but despite their immature humor, the band’s musical talents are undeniable.
In 1999 the group released its third album, “Hooray for Boobies.” The band’s political incorrectness drew a wide following, and the album was a huge commercial success. “Hooray for Boobies” went platinum in the United States, thanks mostly to the incendiary single “Bad Touch.”
In the years since the band has developed a loyal following in Europe and around the world, and on June 29 the American bad boys will the Green Theatre in Moscow’s Gorky Park.