Young written in Playboy magazine best describes the band's sound: "The Bags fall somewhere among the Ramones, Hüsker Dü, 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 chords and lyrics wholly unbesmirched by any panty-waist college-poetry influence." The band began touring in 1988, released an album under the alias of "Swamp Oaf," and later released a self-titled LP. Their next album, Night of the Corn People, came out right as the band broke up at the end of 1991. The split did not last long, however, as the band reunited in 1996.
After another split, they came together again in 2003 to write songs for their latest effort, Sharpen Your Sticks. A track from this album, "Cavemen Rejoice", made it into the PlayStation 2 game, Guitar Hero. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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