The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band, formed in 1987. They are originally from New Brunswick, New Jersey. By time of their acknowledgement by the national punk scene, they had reignited a "pogo" element to New Jersey punk rock by playing fast light-hearded songs, a model followed by various other local bands (e.g. Blanks 77 and the Bristles). In the early stages of their career, they played a hybrid of punk, funk, metal, and just about anything else they felt like including. They were known for their energetic live shows, albeit with an amateurish element on their recordings at that stage. Soon, they had whittled it down to their own brand of punk, and become one of the most popular bands in the punk scene.
The Bouncing Souls are one of the best selling and longest lived of the punk bands from New Jersey, following the legacy of previously successful punk bands Adrenalin OD and the Misfits. After playing mostly parties and shows they put on themselves, they released their first full-length album, The Good, The Bad & The Argyle on Chunksaah Records in 1994. The album was a compilation of several EPs the band had released previously. Two tracks...
|years active||1987 – Present (time)|
|origin||New Brunswick, New Jersey|
|music genre||Punk Rock|
|current members|| Greg Attonito|
|past members||Shal Khichi|