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Masterpieces (1991 – 2002) released on Sep.6, 2005 by Hopeless Records, it was about celebrating their dedication and musical achievements. This was really a masterpiece and highlighted the Mustard Plug gems from before, during and after the Third Wave Ska craze.

The band went through innumerable changes, but its members' true love for Ska Punk music forced them to stick to their creation. Their CDs are classes in their own as they beautifully blend old songs with new ones, without using digital audio workstation. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based group keeps regularly touring throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and even South America. They also have toured with the Warped Tour and participated in the Ska Against Racism Tour. Since its formation for 4 years the band's 5 LPs, 200,000 albums have been sold and it has performed over 1,200 shows but Mustard Plug is still going great and strong.

1992 Skapocalypse Now! Dashiki Clout
1993 Big Daddy Multitude, on Moon Records
1997 Evildoers Beware! , Hopeless Records
1999 Pray For Mojo, Hopeless Records
2002 Yellow #5, Hopeless Records
2005 Masterpieces: 1991-2002 Hopeless Records

1995: Beer Song
1998: The Freshmen/You Single

2003: Operation: Punk Rock Freedom
2006: Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 6
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The famous Mustard Plug band was formed on Jan. 1, 1991 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bleu VanDyke, Mark Petz, Craig DeYoung and Nick Varano were its founding members, who left the band as it progressed slowly. Dave Kirchgessner (vocals), Brandon Jenison (trumpet), Jim Hofer (trombone), Nate Cohn (drums), Colin Clive (guitar, vocals) and Rick Johnson (bass) constitute the present ska punk band. Today the band is popularly known as Mustard Plug and it plays ska punk, which is a fusion music combining ska and punk rock. The sub-genre of ska punk is ska-core and blends ska with hardcore punk.

They play happy-sound, third wave ska music. The band's songs generally involve raspy vocals, fast singing, along with chorus, an unique guitar techniques, strong chords, walking basslines, 4/4 drumming, and tempting horn parts. In 1990, their band was the earliest American punk bands that decided to fuse ska and punk together.

After the band's formation in 1991, it established itself as one of the hard-working and self-reliant band. The band's journey started in 1992 with meagre and inadequate funds by releasing the cassette ‘Skapocalypse Now', on Dashiki Clout label. However its proper debut was in 1993, when Big Daddy Multitude released, but it made the band nearly bankrupt but it returned with a bang when the same album was re-released in mid 1990s by Hopeless records. It was an instant hit.

By mid nineties the ska-punk had caught everyone's attention and moved into the mainstream music. In 1997 the band's ‘Evil Doers Beware' hit the musical stores and it sold more than 90,000 copies. It was the collaboration between the band, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton. Later band joined The Verve Pipe's maudlin alt rock and they released ‘The Freshmen" for a charity CD. The song created a big buzz and was played on major radio stations throughout the Midwest.

Their break-through album, Evildoers Beware was released in 1997. It received outstanding response from fans. Its 70,000 copies were sold in no time. Pray for Mojo, followed Evildoers Beware and the band returned to the production team of Stevenson and Stephen Egerton helped the band to roll on steadily. Yellow #5, the self- produced CD of Mustard Group was released in 2002 which helped them to evolve as Ska Punk sound.

With stiff competition band was losing its charm but The tour Ska Is Dead which was organized in 2004 by Dave Kirchgessner fused a new spirit in it and once again managed to attract new fans from America and even Canada.
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