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Sponge

Sponge was one of the more underrated groups in the post-grunge boom of the mid-'90s. When they were on top of their game -- as evidenced by the hits "Plowed" and "Molly (Sixteen Candles)" -- the band's songs had a knack for jangly riffs and catchy, anthemic hard rock hooks, despite being wrapped in the fuzzy guitars and brooding seriousness that typified grunge music. Sponge grew out of a Detroit-based hard rock act called Loudhouse, which released an album on the Virgin label in 1988 before losing its record contract and disbanding shortly thereafter. Drummer-turned-vocalist Vinnie Dombrowski (born Mark Dombrowski) and guitarists Mike Cross and Joey Mazzola regrouped as Sponge in 1992, adding Mike's brother Tim Cross on bass and Jimmy Paluzzi on drums. Adapting their '70s hard rock influences to fit the grunge zeitgeist, the bandmates earned a major-label deal with Columbia and released their debut album, Rotting Pinata, in late 1994.

Initially, critics compared Sponge unfavorably to Stone Temple Pilots, but alternative radio embraced the band's first two singles: the driving rocker "Plowed" and the jangly, introspective "Molly (Sixteen Candles)." A third single, "Rainin'," also earned airplay, and Rotting Pinata went gold; meanwhile, Sponge went on tour as Live's opening act. With new drummer Charlie Grover in tow, their 1996 follow-up album, Wax Ecstatic, was a more diverse affair, rediscovering some of the band's roots in arena rock, British glam, and jangle pop. Even though singles like "Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)," "I Am Anastasia," and "Have You Seen Mary" enjoyed some degree of radio airplay, Columbia was dissatisfied with the sales figures and dropped Sponge once the album left the charts.

Undaunted, Sponge signed a new deal with the Beyond label, which released the more classicist New Pop Sunday in 1999. It attracted little commercial attention, and more personnel shifts ensued. Tired of touring, the Cross brothers both left and were replaced by guitarist Kurt Marschke and bassist Tim Krukowski; Billy Adams also came on board as the new drummer. After several years of recharging -- during which time Dombrowski played in several Detroit-area side projects -- Sponge returned with For All the Drugs in the World in 2003 and Man in 2005. Dombrowski reworked the lineup once again, this time adding guitarists Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan, before returning again to the studio in 2007 to record Galore Galore for Bellum Records.

Two year later, there was another lineup shift -- Tim Patalan became the group's bassist -- and they released an EP called Destroy the Boy. A full-length called Stop the Bleeding arrived four years later; the LP contained all of the 2009 EP plus new songs. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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teresa.klein e r m a n
Love this track, reminds me of the 90s, hot passionate sex, good times with friends, and I had money.
Treat me Wrong sounds like an attempt at being Social Distortion. Not sure if I like it or not.
Their name is apt. They absorbed all the characterist i c s of horrible vocals, mediocre musicianship , and juvenile lyrics on top of overused riffs and copycat cliches that made up 90's music. In other words, like a sponge, they suck.
the 90's music rocked
Miss the 90's great times great music n bands
Just picked them back up from a life long lost, and remembering a better time where money was easy, and booze was cheap.. Damn... Missing the 90's now...
devries33
never listened to this group that much in the past, but they are not that bad.
Just saw them in Austin Texas , they did a short set , but it was awesome , they just keep rockin , there's a lot more sponge then most people realize , love there music !
...they don't suck i guess. i like them okay.
Love sponge/STP don't care what people think :) nothing wrong with STP or sponge
Put all there talent in rotting piñata . After that Mediocre at best .
just saw them at the HOB in AC, Nj this past sat night & I'm in love all over again!!! What an AWESOME concert!!!
robinsnestx1 5 h o m e
More people should listen tot this group...good singin',good pickin',and good tunes. They deserve better.
spensoid
Like it. Good musicans like good ol' alice in chains.
Wiccans with a desire for Anarchy. They suck
I've always ranked Sponge with Social D, two of my favorite bands.
robmott5607
Just saw Sponge in Poughkeepsie NY the other night. Fan-f'n-tast i c ! ! ! These guys should be so much bigger!!!!
buadro67
played a few gigs w these guys, total rock stars!
one of the better bands of the 90s
The 90's were a tough time for real musicians. I guess that holds true for any decade mired in the "trend" mindset. Sponge had the misfortune to come up during the so-called "grunge" era, but to my ears they're a totally singular sound. The duelling guitars along with Vinnie's unique voice gave many of my rainy nights a light in the dark...
Sponge is one of my favorite bands of the early-to-mid 90's! It always shocks me that more of their stuff is not better known... Bad marketing, maybe?
ak.trout
Mid 90's at the 9:30 club in D.C. Can't forget their rendition of 'Wish You Were Here.'
I wish that you hadn't changed your site arrangement. I can't get music to play since my daughter switched the channel.
ncacp
Saw them three or four years ago, great show!! Great band that not a lot of people remember or are aware of.
nweller1
Sponge is so Original. Their first 3 Albums are just Amazing!!!
played a show with them in detroit at the ritz 1994
Great shows in the 90s with Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
i love this band,so much fun to hear them.

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