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Sponge is a post-grunge band from Detroit, Michigan, which created waves in the music world with its exhilarating music.
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Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, and Joey Mazzola, all erstwhile member of hard-rock band Loudhouse, established Sponge in 1991. To solidify its line up, the band roped in Mike Cross' brother, Tim Cross, on bass and Jimmy Paluzzi on drums. The band signed a recording deal with Sony Records in 1993, and came out with its maiden album ‘Rotting Piñata' the following year. The album got heavy play on radio and MTV, which helped the album to garner more popularity. The album spawned two singles ‘Plowed' and ‘Molly (Sixteen Candles)' which became big hits. The follow up album ‘Wax Ecstatic' released in 1996, could replicate the success of its predecessor. The title track ruled the airwaves and the number ‘Have You Seen Mary', was featured in the Kevin Smith film, Chasing Amy. Around this time there was a slight change in the line up, Charlie Grover replaced drummer Paluzzi.

On June 28, 1996, Sponge opened the first night of the KISS reunion tour. It was through sheer luck that the band got the opportunity to open; it had replaced Stone Temple Pilots who could not perform due to some problem. The band's next album ‘New Pop Sunday', on Beyond Records, was completely different from the grittier sound of the first two albums. The album had songs that were remarkably pop rock in nature. After the release of the album, the popularity of the band dipped. The album spawned just one single ‘Live Here Without You' however; the Detroit Music Awards nominated it for the Outstanding National Single award in 2000.

As the band started to loose its fans the Cross brothers and Charlie Grover quit the band. The remaining duo Mazzola and Dombroski undeterred by the turn of events roped in drummer Billy Adams, guitarist Kurt Marschke and bassist Tim Krukowski. The band with the new lineup came out with the album ‘For All the Drugs' in 2003. The album got lukewarm response and once again to revive the band, Vinnie Dombroski created a new lineup. The band came out with yet another album ‘The Man' in 2005, which was followed by ‘Hard to Keep My Cool', which is sold at, concerts only.

Discography:

  • Rotting Piñata - 1994

  • Wax Ecstatic – 1996

  • New Pop Sunday – 1999

  • For All the Drugs in the World – 2003

  • The Man – 2005

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