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    Nerf Herder

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Bridge Under Troubled Water lyrics
    2Golfshirt lyrics
    3Lipstick On Your Collar lyrics
    4Love Sandwhich lyrics
    5Rise Above lyrics
    6Sigfried and Roy lyrics
    7Welcome To My World lyrics
    8I'm Not A Loser lyrics
    9Rock City News lyrics
    10Sorry lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    14 [2008]
    2How to Meet Girls [2000]
    3American Cheese [2002]
    4My E.P. [EP] [2001]
    5IV [2008]
    6Nerf Herder [1996]
    7High Voltage Christmas Rock [2000]


    Nerf Herder is -

    Parry Gripp - Singer / Guitar
    Steve "The Cougar" Sherlock - Drums
    Charlie Dennis - Bass

    The self-proclaimed nerd-rock band Nerf Herder was formed in 1994 by singer/guitarist Parry Gripp, drummer Steve "The Cougar" Sherlock, and bassist Charlie Dennis, taking their

    name from an epithet in one of the many spats between Princess Leia and Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, the trio specialized in post-grunge punk-pop full of geeky humor, similar to Weezer crossed with the nervy edge of the Descendents and the snarky pop-culture obsession of the Dead Milkmen. The band caught a break when a demo of their song "Sorry" fell into the hands of Lagwagon singer Joey Cape, who was looking for bands to sign to his small, independent My Records label. Initially approached only about including "Sorry" on a various-artists compilation, Nerf Herder ended up recording a ten-song eponymous debut for the label, with Cape co-producing. In 1996, a goofy ode to "Van Halen" became a local smash thanks to a San Francisco modern-rock radio station, which helped spread the song around the country. Nerf Herder landed a major-label deal with Arista, which remastered and re-released the Nerf Herder album later that year; meanwhile, "Van Halen" became a modern-rock radio success around the country. Nerf Herder next recorded the theme song to the WB TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and faded from the public eye thereafter. When they resurfaced, it was with a new bassist, Pete Newbury (formerly of Ten Foot Pole), and a second guitarist, Dave Ehrlich; Newbury quit soon after, though, to concentrate on his job as a radiologist, and was replaced by Marko 72 for a European tour. Marko also departed quickly, and the band recorded its second album, How to Meet Girls, with Justin Fisher on bass. Completed in the summer of 1999, the record was finally released in early 2000 by the Indie label Honest Don's.

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