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The Presidents Of The United States Of America

The Presidents of the United States of America were one of the most unlikely success stories of the post-grunge alternative rock scene in Seattle. Where the rest of their Seattle brethren traded in heavy guitars and heavy angst, the Presidents rejected torment for humor, writing short, simple, and absurd punk songs that relied more on goofy attitude than sludgy riffs and tormented screams. It was a formula that worked, as the group's self-titled debut album became a double-platinum record much to the surprise of many critics, music industry insiders, and the band itself.

Childhood friends Chris Ballew (lead vocals, two-string basitar) and Dave Dederer (three-string guitbass, backing vocals) played in a number of groups and projects before forming the Presidents of the United States of America around 1990. The duo recorded a demo tape, which began circulating around the Seattle musical community and, in the process, earned them a cult following. Drummer Jason Finn, a member of Love Battery, saw the duo in 1991 and, after a few years of persuading, joined the band in 1993. Within a year after Finn joined, the Presidents became one of the most popular bands in Seattle. In the spring of 1994, they released their eponymous debut album on Pop Llama Records. The record became an independent hit and the band attracted the attention of major record labels; the group eventually signed with Columbia Records, who re-released the Presidents' debut in the spring of 1995. By this time, Finn had left Love Battery to become a full-time President.

The Presidents of the United States of America became a hit in the summer of 1995, when MTV and modern rock radio began airing "Lump" frequently. "Lump," followed by the radio hit "Kitty" in the fall and the radio/video hit "Peaches" in the spring of 1996, propelled the album to a surprise Top Ten double-platinum status. The band quickly capitalized on their sudden success by releasing their second album, The Presidents of the United States of America: II, in November of 1996.

In December of 1997, the Presidents called it quits after Chris Ballew left the band to spend more time with his family. A farewell concert followed in February 1998 and a rarities album, Pure Frosting, was released in March. Rumors of a possible reunion and collaboration with fellow Seattle resident Sir Mix-a-Lot (under the collective name Subset) floated around in 1999, but the project never materialized. However, the band did reconvene in 2000 (without a rapper) under the officially shortened moniker the Presidents and released their third album, Freaked Out and Small. Another long hiatus preceded the release of Love Everybody in 2004. That same year the band reissued their debut album on their own label in "Super Bonus Thrillpack" edition featuring a DVD. Late in 2007 the Presidents announced a new album, These Are the Good Times People, would be delivered in the spring of 2008. Sporadic activity, including occasional one-off gigs, followed into the 2010s, although Ballew spent more time on his children's music project, Caspar Babypants, before a sixth album, Kudos to You!, arrived in 2014. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Just discovered them yesterday and am loving their music
totally motionless except for heart-from lump
jeff12260
Meow!
You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least five songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
Just f
nicko252008
She's LUMP!!
Kidy at my foot and I want to kik it
Luv ths fckn sng...
��wckdtwstds w e e t c a n d y ��
sarahm_mccau g h e y
Cool
Little blue dom buggy is my favorites
Lmmfao!!!
genesisae
I'm Crying
Video killed the radio star great cover TPOTUSOA takes me back in time!
True........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
craterfist
*Kame Hame
craterfist
Hame Kame nostalgia!
best band on earth...
Try to make'em see the sun is shining outside
Love this song
Pusa: Imitated but never duplicated
Just as timeless as the buggles version
mozoveronica
They very famous and i like it.
Omg forgot about these guys.
love this song lump
HFStivals
@Bruce Wayne they arnt 80's they are mid 90's to present
darkdecline
this came out while I was in college. Sucks to get old
Favorite 80s song!
Whats up with the album art?! Soap?
Love this song! The Presidents Of The United States need to make a comeback.
Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump Lump
This band is f**king awesome
Nope.
No No Oh No.
OpeOpen.
KILL OBUMMER OR HE WILL KILL U I SWEAR
Nice song Suckin Obummer
I love this song.
Don't read this cause it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you do not post this to at least three songs you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put it on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on your screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works.
The only thing I agree with is Obama does suck pretty bad.
mrmonkee2002
why are u listing to the POTUSA anyway. this band has been around for a long time and has huge following. so stop listing if you dont like them.
jestaflave
tkapp13, 13 must be your age, sorry that you are mad about a group that made it throughout the entire grunge era. You wouldn't know anything about that though.
jestaflave
hey bob you are a boring whiny cliche person, I know you are just mad because they made so much more money than you
tkapp13, your observation is spot-on. This is another boring, whiny, cliche ridden group of depressing losers from the 1990's.
The Presidents suck as much as Obama
F**k everyone and their blah blah blah...or DIE posts. I thought that stupid s**t died along with AOL. (tisk-tisk, people)
Don't read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now you've started reading this so don't stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary because it actually works
Haha! I didn't know their 1st album was a soap ad lol!! (I know its not, before you all attack me)
Get to see these guys LIVE in march.... ORSUM!!!!!
dheustis
I sang 'Peaches' to my babies when feeding them Gerber's peaches in '97 & '98. Gerber's should have cashed in on that song.
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