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The Bags

The Bags

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Biography

The Bags are a hard/punk rock band from Lexington, Massachusetts, formed in 1985. The band is composed of members Jon Hardy, Jim Janota, and Crispin Wood. Though a couple of early recordings were released on the Crawling from Within multi-artist compilation, their debut album, entitled Rock Starve, was released in 1987. An article by Charles M. Young written in Playboy magazine best describes the band’s sound: “The Bags fall somewhere among the Ramones, H sker D , and early KISS. Their debut, Rock Starve, consists of thrilling guitar-bash riffs that pound like the sound of a herd of giant woolly mammoths going over a cliff, just enough melody rasping though shredded vocal cords and lyrics wholly unbesmirched by any panty-waist college-poetry influence.”
The band began touring in 1988, releasing an album under the alias of “Swamp Oaf” and later releasing an actual self-titled LP. The Bags won the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1989. Their next album, Night of the Corn People, came in 1991, though the band broke up shortly thereafter. Though having gone their separate ways for over a decade (discounting a single reunion show in 1996), they reassembled in 2003 to page their latest achievement, Sharpen Your Sticks, one track of which (“Cavemen Rejoice”) eventually found its way onto the PlayStation 2 game, Guitar Hero. Later, in April 2007, The Bags released a follow-up to Sharpen Your Sticks: the 14-track opus, Mount Rockmore. This latest original album was produced by Carl Plaster (Sebadoh, Buffalo Tom, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, etc.).

Associated Acts

Swamp Oaf, The Foul Balls, Skipping Elf, Clown, The Upper Crust, The United States, The Lyres, Rock Bottom, The Handymen

Genres

Hard rock, punk rock, heavy metal

Origin

Lexington, Massachusetts

Website
Years Active

1985 present

Name

The Bags

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