The Spits Punk BandThe Spits are an American punk band, known for their unofficial album titles that reproduce the famous punk line that made iconic punk band the Ramones popular during the 1970’s. Their 4 albums are titled 1, 2, 3 and, respectively, 4 after the famous '1-2-3-4' beginning line used by the Ramones in their songs.
The Spits describe themselves as punk for the people or popular punk. They specialize in loud, noisy and dirty punk. The Spits dress up in costumes when they appear on stage. This practice also has political punk connotations because one of the band’s members frequently appears in a Ronald Reagan mask. The band also respects the famous punk DIY philosophy when improvising low-budget shows and dirty garage-rock presentations.
The Spits punk band is composed of Lance Phelps at drums, guitar player Sean Wood and bass player Erin Wood. They also have a keyboard player in the person of Gregory Toumassian and a drunken background vocal known as Broose Young. The band is originally from Seattle and most of their songs have been featured in skate videos, snowboarding films and skateboarding show segments because of their fast and hard tune. The Spits deliver a hard-core and agitated sound that fits perfectly in their musical stage shows where they appear in masks. Some of their famous songs include titles like Die, Die, Die, SK8, Rat Face, Spit Me Out, and Violence Club, which is the most self-explanatory song when it comes to their style. The Spits retain the old punk hard-edge violent themes that used to make bands like the Ramones, the Clash and Sex Pistols famous. Punk history is full of bands that want to keep the punk hardcore spirit alive through songs that express anti-political views. The Spits fell into a chiller category because their songs don’t have high political meaning, but are fun for skaters and teenagers.