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A [[Rock]] / [[New Wave]] / [[Pop]] / [[Punk]] / [[Ska]] band formed out of Orange County, California in 1994.
 
A [[Rock]] / [[New Wave]] / [[Pop]] / [[Punk]] / [[Ska]] band formed out of Orange County, California in 1994.
  
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Throughout many fluctuations in the group's line-up, singer The MC Bat Commander and bassist Crash McLarson have remained the band's two constant fixtures.
 
Throughout many fluctuations in the group's line-up, singer The MC Bat Commander and bassist Crash McLarson have remained the band's two constant fixtures.

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Intro

A Rock / New Wave / Pop / Punk / Ska band formed out of Orange County, California in 1994.

Throughout many fluctuations in the group's line-up, singer The MC Bat Commander and bassist Crash McLarson have remained the band's two constant fixtures.

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Since 2006, The Aquabats' members also include keyboardist Jimmy the Robot, drummer Ricky Fitness and guitarist Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk.

Easily identified by their masks and matching costumes, The Aquabats are perhaps most recognised for their comedic persona in which they claim to be crime-fighting superheroes. This theme serves as subject for much of the band's music and as part of their theatrical stage shows, which typically feature various stunts and fight scenes with costumed villains and monsters.

Musically, The Aquabats have continuously evolved over the course of their career, starting as an eight-member Ska band before reinventing themselves in the early 2000s as a New Wave-influenced Rock quintet. The band's current musical style mixes Rock and Punk with elements of New Wave, Ska and Synthpop.

The Aquabats have released five studio albums, two extended plays and one compilation, among other recordings. From March 2012 to January 2014, the band also created and starred in The Aquabats! Super Show!, a live-action musical action-comedy television series which aired on American cable channel The Hub.

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The series ran for two seasons, earning six Daytime Emmy Award nominations and ultimately winning one.

Albums List

1) The Return of The Aquabats (1996)

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2) The Fury of The Aquabats! (1997)

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3) The Aquabats vs. the Floating Eye of Death! (1999)

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4) Charge!! (2005)

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5) Hi-Five Soup! (2011)

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Members Name Check

  • The M.C. Bat Commander (Christian Jacobs) - vocals (1994–present)
  • Crash McLarson (Chad Larson) - bass guitar, backing vocals (1994–present)
  • Jimmy the Robot (James Briggs) - keyboards, saxophone, other brass and wind instruments, backing vocals (1997–present)
  • Ricky Fitness (Richard Falomir) - drums, percussion, backing vocals (2002–present)
  • Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk (Ian Fowles) - guitar, backing vocals (2006–present)
  • Gumby (Matt Van Gundy) - guitar (1994 - 1995)
  • Nacho (Chad Parkin) - keyboards (1994 - 1997)
  • Roddy B. (Rod Arellano) - drums (1994 - 1997)
  • Ben the Brain (Ben Bergeson) - guitar (1994 - 1997)
  • Jeffery McFerson – trombone (1995)
  • The Baron von Tito (Travis Barker) - drums, percussion (1997 - 1998)
  • Ultra Kyu/The Mysterious Kyu (Charles Gray) - guitar, other string instruments, synthesizer, backing vocals (1994 - 2000)
  • Catboy (Boyd Terry) - trumpet, other brass instruments, backing vocals (1994 - 2002)
  • Doctor Rock (Gabe Palmer) - drums (1998 - 2002)
  • Prince Adam (Adam Deibert) - trumpet, synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals, hand accompaniment (1994 - 2004)
  • Chainsaw the Prince of Karate (Courtney Pollock) - guitar (1995 - 2006)

Touring Members

The following are members who accompanied The Aquabats on tour but never recorded on any official material:

  • Patbat (Patrick McDonald) - trombone (1994-1995, 1997)
  • Moose Nuckle (John Pantle) - trombone (1994)
  • Creedle (Creed Watkins) - guitar (1995)
  • Captain Croxall (Brian Croxall) - trombone (1996)
  • Macaroni, The New Columbus (Scott Moran) - guitar (2000)
  • Popeye (Michael Vogelsang) - guitar (2005)

External Links

www.theaquabats.com