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Music / Snot

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A Hardcore Punk and Funk Metal band from Santa Barbara, California, which formed in 1995, and got a lot of attention, controversy and an underground following. They released an album, Get Some, and toured with Ozzfest. A well known incident early in the band's career involved band leader, singer and founder Lynn Strait being arrested for indecent exposure during a concert where he emerged naked from the oversized prop toilet used in Limp Bizkit's concerts.

Despite this incident, things seemed to be going well and the band started recording a second LP. After Strait died in a car crash, along with the group's mascot, Strait's dog, Dobbs, the band broke up in 1998. As a result of the good relationships the band developed with a lot of major rock stars, they released Strait Up as a tribute; it featured lyrics and vocals written and performed by members of major-name rock, punk and metal bands, including System of a Down, Korn, (həd) p.e., Soulfly, Rich Kids on LSD, Incubus, Sevendust, Limp Bizkit, Coal Chamber, Slipknot, Sugar Ray and Ugly Kid Joe. The album also featured completed versions of some songs intended for the band's second LP. This album, and the live album Alive! sold better than the group's debut LP.

Much as Sublime had done, Snot reformed in 2008, with the original line-up and former Divine Heresy singer Tommy Vext as the band's new vocalist. Unlike Sublime, which kept its original sound upon reformation, Snot completely changed their sound, becoming more Heavy Metal-oriented. The new sound and the band's naming caused some friction among Snot fans, and this line-up soon broke up, leading most of the band to form the new band "Tons", which returned to Snot's Punk Rock roots, and featured Brandon Espinoza on vocals.

Former members:

  • Mike Doling: Guitars (1995–1998, 2008)
  • John Fahnestock: Bass (1995–1998, 2008)
  • Jamie Miller: Drums (1995–1998, 2008)
  • Lynn Strait: Vocals (1995–1998)
  • Sonny Mayo: Guitars (1995–1998, 2008)
  • Shannon Larkin: Drums (1998)
  • Mike Smith: Guitar (1998)


  • Get Some (1997)
  • Strait Up (2000)
  • Alive! (2002)

This band demonstrates the following tropes:

  • Genre-Busting: The band's studio and live albums mix Hardcore Punk and Funk Metal. The tribute Strait Up bares more than a little resemblance to the genres of the Special Guest musicians, rather than Snot's trademark style.
  • Middle Name Basis: (James) Lynn Strait.
  • Motor Mouth: Lynn Strait had a fast, gravelly and almost unintelligible voice. For decades, online lyric sites had trouble understanding him until someone found the album's liner notes.
  • Posthumous Collaboration: Strait Up includes both new material with guests, tracks intended for the band's second LP but never completed as the result of Strait's death, and completed tracks with Strait on vocals.
  • Protest Song: "Snooze Button"
  • Take That!: "Mr. Brett" is this towards Epitaph Records founder and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: "Deadfall" is based on [[Film/Deadfall the 1993 film]] starring Michael Biehn and Nicolas Cage and peppered with quotes from it (mostly Cage's).
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: "Get Some O' Deez", "Get Some Keez"