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Punk pop was popularized in the mid- to late 90s by chart-topping US bands such as Green Day, the Offspring, and Blink-182, as they mixed sophomoric humour with reckless yet anthemic rock. Other bands had been around for just as long mining the same territory, such as the Huntington Beach, California-based outfit, Guttermouth.
Formed in 1989 and comprised originally of Mark Adkins (vocals), Derek Davis (guitar), Scott Sheldon (guitar), Captain James Nunn (bass) and the first in an ever-changing cast list of drummers, the band issued their debut, Full Length, in 1994. Soon afterwards, Guttermouth signed a recording contract with former Offspring member Bryan Dexter Hollands Nitro Records, and began issuing albums at a breakneck pace, including 1996s Teri Yakimoto, 1997s Musical Monkey, and 1999s Gorgeous, the latter featuring new drummer Ty Smith. By the dawn of the new millennium, Guttermouth had switched...