Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Sponge Bob and the punk band

Once upon a time, there was a punk band from Chicago called the Dwarves. They were led by a singer named Blag Dahlia and one time or another featured members by the names Fresh Prince of Darkness, Chip Fracture, Wholley Smokkes and HeWhoCannotBeNamed.

In 1990, they released a record on Sub Pop called Blood Guts and Pussy which has appeared on more than one list as the most offensive album of all time.  One of the few song titles I can mention is “Skin-Poppin’ Slut”—so you get the idea.  Twelve songs in 13 minutes and 7 seconds, so it goes by pretty quick.

Here’s the amazing part of the story. Another member named Salt Peter wrote the song “Doing the Sponge,” which, if you know your SpongeBob SquarePants, is a big song from the series. And singer Blag Dahlia is the guy singing that song for Nickelodeon.

A bit of an odd juxtaposition, don’t you think?

Alan Cross

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