Boss Hog actually
first Boss Hog's formation (as described in the Bio)
was extremely fluid.
Before the final consolidation
the band Boss Hog released some EP for the trendy "noise"
label Amphetamine Reptile. They were:
Lechin' & Lyin' 1989
After the release of
Cold Hands, Jon formed the Blues Explosion, amd the Boss
Hog were forced in the backburner for a while.
They came back in 1993 with:
Positive (Girl+) 1993.
This CD was the Boss
Hog turning point.
Only Martinez and Spencer remained from the original
lineup, with Jens Jürgensen assuming bass duties and Hollis
Queens joining on drums.
was critically acclaimed and the band felt that it had begun to
distance itself from the endless parade of "Amphetamine-Reptile-type"
bands then in vogue.
In addition, Boss Hog began to shift away from its earlier, in-your-face
"sexploitation" aesthetic towards a smoother, more "glamorous" approach.
Thanks in part to a mini-tour in support, the CD sold many, many
This success in indie circles ended up in a deal with major. The
band left Amphetamine Reptile Records and signed with Geffen
It's 1995. We step
into Boss Hog's self-titled masterpiece:
It was: "A briliant
attempt to relive Rock&Roll's coarse roots".
Boss Hog's first release on Geffen's DGC label, produced
and mixed with the enigmatic Steve Fisk, represents another massive
step forward for the band. Boss Hog cavorts through a dizzying range
of musical and lyrical styles. While still based in the "classic"
catatonic-sex-zombie-gone-bad Boss Hog style, the new album mixes
in punk rock anthemics, soulful croonings, funky "boing-boing" numbers
and a neo-Gothic fear piece ("Texas"). Songs about love and relationships
are peppered with handfuls of angst and anomie--and an episode of