Ass Ponys

Infobox musical artist
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Origin = Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Genre = Alternative country, Country rock
Years_active = 1988 – 2005
Label = A&M Checkered Past Okra Safe House Shake It
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Current_members = Chuck Cleaver Randy Cheek Dave Morrison John Erhardt
Past_members = Bill Alletzhauser Dan Kleingers
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Ass Ponys are an indie rock band based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The band combines rock and country into an off-kilter blend of Americana music. They have gone on national tours with bands such as Pavement, Throwing Muses, and Possum Dixon. Among other periodicals, they have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, CMJ, and The Cincinnati Post. The group went on hiatus in 2005, with Chuck Cleaver focusing his attention on a new band named "Wussy". Bill Alletzhauser currently fronts the band "The Hiders". [Baker, Brian, "CityBeat", May 12, 2008 [http://citybeat.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A144901] ] Randy Cheek plays with The Libertines US and The Fairmount Girls.

Members

*Bill Alletzhauser - guitar, slide, banjo, backing vocals (1995 - 2002)
*Randy Cheek - bass, backing vocals
*Chuck Cleaver - vocals, guitar
*John Erhardt - guitar (1988 - 1995; 2003- )
*Dan Kleingers - drums (1988 - 1991)
*Dave Morrison - drums, keyboards, backing vocals (1991 - )

Discography

Albums

*1993 - "Grim" (Safe House)
*1994 - "Electric Rock Music" (A&M)
*1990 - "Mr. Superlove" (Okra Records)
*1996 - "The Known Universe" (A&M)
*2000 - "Some Stupid with a Flare Gun" (Checkered Past)
*2001 - "Lohio" (Checkered Past)
*2006 - "The Okra Years" (Shake It)
*2009 - "The Checkered Past Years" (Shake It)

ingles

*"Little Bastard", from "Electric Rock Music" (#26 on US Billboard Modern Rock)

References

External links

* [http://www.assponys.org Official website]
* [http://www.assponys.org/archivalasspages/article_rshotlisttext.htm Rolling Stone Article featuring the Ass Ponys, August 2001]
* [http://www.cmj.com/articles/search.php?articleTypeCode=R&searchOption=artist&searchOptionValue=ASS+PONYS CMJ Articles about Ass Ponys]
*cite news|url=http://www.cincypost.com/living/2000/bird030200.html|title=The Word: Veteran local bands head for Austin festival|author=Rick Bird|first=Rick|last=Bird|work=The Cincinnati Post|publisher=E. W. Scripps Company|date=2000-03-02|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070312110916/http://www.cincypost.com/living/2000/bird030200.html|archivedate=2007-03-12
* [http://www.houstonpress.com/Issues/1996-04-11/music/music4.html Houston Press article about Ass Ponys, Apr 11, 1996]
*MusicBrainz artist|id=784985ba-f29f-46b9-a49c-80984753019e|name=Ass Ponys
* [http://www.archive.org/details/AssPonys Ass Ponys collection] on the Internet Archive's live music archive


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