02:18 PM on 10/14/09
As much as I enjoyed Heads Are Gonna Roll, it paled in comparison to Forget The World. As a ska-punk band these dudes were great, but as a synthpop band they were just above average. I can agree that if they put out HAGR today, it probably would have been much more popular than when it first came out. That last album was a pile of shit though.
It's kinda weird that I remember this, but one of the last updates on their website was made just after 9/11 and was about donating to the Red Cross or something and then they sorta dropped off the face of the earth until they announced their breakup. I always found that a bit odd.
Also, I could be wrong (it's been a long time since I've looked at the liner notes), but I swear they had more than 6 members for their first album. I almost want to say they had like 9 (they were a ska band, after all), but maybe they weren't all "official" members or something. I dunno.
Fun fact: Ariel (The Hippos' lead singer) played keyboards on "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too."