The Spits Punk PhilosophyThe Spits are a punk band from Seattle who are heavily compared with punk icon band The Ramones due to their heavy, fast music style and '1-2-3-4' frequent line song.
The Spits always self-title their albums. Their music can be described as feral punk that will make you lose your job if the boss finds you listening to it. Band members started performing on the streets of Seattle back in the 1990’s. They describe themselves as a gang, not a musical band. The Spits started off as a trio composed of three people: Sean, Erin and Lance. After the band started off, they had different additions to the membership of the band, while, in 2000, Lance quit, but got back into the band sooner after that.
The Spits don’t care much about album sales, this way of thinking being part of the punk philosophy. Commercialism has never been a feature of punk music, and punk bands like The Spits think that their punk career and life style it’s not going to end if they sell only five copies of their album.
The Spits history with record labels is full of punk attitude. Like the DIY philosophy that characterized early punk bands like Sex Pistols and the Ramones, the Spits don’t want to stick with just one record label, they go with which one is the best at the moment and try to do as many stuff as they can on their own. They think that punk bands that have become legends started out their own labels as part of the DIY philosophy. The important thing about The Spits is that they started making punk music because they wanted to play exactly the type of music that they wanted to hear. They mostly make music for themselves and because they have something to say and this way of thinking is the most important part of the punk philosophy. Punkers have always been individualistic musicians with anti-political views.