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Playlist of The Spongetones

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  • THE SPONGETONES She Goes Out With Everybody

    2:33

    Lead Vocals / Guitar • JAMIE HOOVER
    Lead Guitar • PAT WALTERS
    Bass • STEVE STOECKEL
    Drums • ROB THORNE

    CAST
    The Girl • JOANIE ST. JAMES
    The Guy • JAMIE HOOVER
    The Kids • SCOTT & BRANDON PITTENGER
    The Dog • BONNIE

    PRODUCTON
    Producer, Director, Camera, Editor • STEVE BOYLE
    Associate Producer • TONY MADEJCZYK
    Barber Baby Boom Operator • “FAST EDDIE BARBER
    Performance Location • THE PIER, Raleigh (January 31, 1983)
    Performance Location • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY CAFETERIA (February 6, 1983)
    Performance Location • STEWART THEATER, Raleigh (February 6, 1983)
    Stewart Theater Lighting • BUD SIMMONS
    Other Locations • Joanie’s apartment, Steve’s apartment, Steve’s 1966 Mustang (February 6, 1983)
    Edited • WPTF-TV (February 21, 1983)

    Music Video Restoration • STEVE BOYLE (May 9-11, 2018)

    Original Album • THE SPONGETONES “Beat Music” 1983
    Original Record Label • RIPETE RECORDS
    Record Producers • JAMIE HOOVER & MARK WILLIAMS
    Songwriters • JAMIE HOOVER, MARK X SALMAN

    Use your Chrome Browser or Smart TV YouTube App to view this performance in 4K UHD

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  • THE SPONGETONES Here I Go Again

    2:43

    Lead Vocals / Bass • STEVE STOECKEL
    Lead Guitar • PAT WALTERS
    Guitar • JAMIE HOOVER
    Drums • ROB THORNE

    Producer, Director, Editor • STEVE BOYLE
    Associate Producer • TONY MADEJCZYK
    Camera, Barber Baby Boom Operator • FAST EDDIE BARBER
    Performance Location • THE PIER, Raleigh (January 31, 1983)
    Edited • WPTF-TV (February 21, 1983)

    Music Video Restoration • STEVE BOYLE (May 7, 2018)

    Original Album • THE SPONGETONES “Beat Music” 1983
    Original Record Label • RIPETE RECORDS
    Record Producers • JAMIE HOOVER & MARK WILLIAMS
    Songwriters • PAT WALTERS

    Use your Chrome Browser or Smart TV YouTube App to view this performance in 4K UHD

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  • Needles and Pins - The Spongetones - 1980 - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:17

    The Spongetones play a cover of Searchers' Needles and Pins. This video was recorded in 1980 during their legendary WCNC sessions when the Spongetones were still a cover band.

  • The Spongetones - The Night Before - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:58

    - The Spongetones perform a live cover of the Beatles The Night Before at Charlotte, NC's Festival in the Park on September 3, 2006. Hear and see more of the Spongetones at:

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  • All My Loving - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:09

  • Better Take It Easy - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:47

    - Better Take It Easy - The Spongetones - (Walters) c1980

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  • Meet the Spongetones! - April 15, 2011

    3:58

    I followed Jamie up the narrow, pitch-black stairway of the club. At the top we reached a room with three couches and infinite graffiti covering the walls. One of the windows was taped shut, and the bathroom door was hardly wide enough for an average-sized person to fit through. We were at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, N.C., and I was determined to find out how a Beatle band from 1979 remained together 32 years later.

    The Spongetones started as a one-night Beatles tribute band, bassist Steve Stoeckel told me. After realizing how much fun playing live could be, the group decided to keep at it. When the final line-up, including Stoeckel, guitarist Jamie Hoover, guitarist Pat Walters and drummer Rob Thorne, came together in 1979, their popularity exploded and the band began to create original material that was loved just as much as their Beatles covers.

    To this day, Hoover, Walters, Stoeckel and Thorne are still creating original material, as well as playing live shows as the Spongetones full of original music and Sixties cover tunes.

  • She Goes Out WIth Everybody - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:22

    - Rare Spongetones video from 1983. Jamie gets attacked by a bee!

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  • All Day and All of the Night - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:47

    - More video from the Spongetones' legendary WCNC sessions in 1980. The Spongetones play a cover of the Kinks All Day and All of the Night. Pat Walters lead guitar and vocal. The Spongetones opened for the Kinks in 1980. Over the years, they have covered other Kinks songs, including You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Tired of Waiting for you, Set Me Free, Well Respected Man, etc.

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  • RETURN TO COMBOLAND • THE SPONGETONES • The Making of “World News Polka”

    5:31

    film by STEVE BOYLE

    THE SPONGETONES
    Lead Vocals / Guitar • JAMIE HOOVER
    Vocals / Bass • STEVE STOECKEL
    Lead Guitar • PAT WALTERS
    Drums • ROB THORNE

    featuring
    DARIUS RUCKER
    DAVID BANDFIELD
    JEREMY HUBBARD
    VINITA NAIR

    “World News Polka” music video
    producer, director, camera, editor • STEVE BOYLE
    associate producer • ELIZABETH MALCOM
    lighting equipment • MIKE LEE
    performance location • HOOVERAMA STUDIOS, Charlotte, NC (May 20, 2008)

    “Skinny” songwriter • JAMIE HOOVER

    “World News Polka” songwriters • BARRY MITCHELL
    with additional music • THE SPONGETONES
    ABC World News theme • BOB ISRAEL

    special thanks
    CAPITOL RECORDS • Nashville, TN
    ABC WORLD NEWS NOW • New York, NY
    HOOVERAMA STUDIOS • Charlotte, NC

    THE SPONGETONES


    ABC WORLD NEWS NOW


    RETURN TO COMBOLAND



    ©2008-2018 SkidMedia | SkidFilms Inc.

  • Springfest 1984 - The Spongetones - Part 1 - www.spongetones.com

    9:06

    The Spongetones headline Springfest in Charlotte, NC around 1984. Part 1 features Twist and Shout, She Goes Out With Everybody (a Spongetones original), All My Loving and Chains.

  • The Spongetones - I Wanna Hold Your Hand - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:33

    Before releasing 3 albums of original songs that received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, the Spongetones were considered one of the best cover bands in the world.

    The Spongetones play I Wanna Hold Your Hand at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC in 1984.

  • Youre the One - The Spongetones - www.Spongetones.com

    2:17

    - You're the One - The Spongetones -(Pat Walters) c1980

  • Anyway Town - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:56

    The Spongetones' Anyway Town was on their Number Nine CD, which was released in 2005. Anyway Town is their Penny Lane - a song about their neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. The performance was at Charlotte's Double Door Inn in 2008.

  • Back in the USSR - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:41

    - More video from the Spongetones' now legendary WCNC sessions of 1980 when they were still a cover band. At the time, they received reviews saying that the Spongetones were the better than Broadways Beatlemania and perhaps the best cover band in the world. A year after this video, the Spongetones began recording the first of their 12 albums of original songs. There is only one cover on those 12 albums.

  • The Spongetones - PM Magazine - 1982 - www.spongetones.com

    6:13

    - Spongetones videos, music, photos, chat with the 'Tones, concert schedule

  • The Spongetones, Live with Nicky Hopkins

    50:45

    Wayback Machine: The Spongetones play with special guest, Nicky Hopkins, at Freedom Park in their Charlotte, NC hometown. Circa 1984. WBCY 108 FM arranged to have Nicky stop by and play while he was in town promoting the L. Ron Hubbard movie “Battlefield Earth,” whose soundtrack he appeared on. The show was totally unrehearsed. Nicky just walked on stage and fit right in.

    The Spongetones are: Jamie Hoover, Steve Stoeckel, Pat Walters, and Rob Thorne. Visit for more information, including info on their 11 albums plus Japanese releases!

  • The Spongetones in the Studio - @ www.facebook.com/Spongetones & Spongetones.com

    4:30

    The Spongetones are currently at work on their 10th album and here is a fly on the wall look at their recording session. As Jamie Hoover produces the song, he also plays guitar and provides a guide vocal for fellow Spongetone Pat Walters.

    @ & Spongetones.com

  • The Spongetones - Now Youre Gone

    2:31

    del Beat & Torn. (original ep torn apart)

  • The Spongetones Maryanne

    2:43

    from Torn Apart mini-LP (1984)

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  • THE SPONGETONES “Too Clever By Half”

    3:03

    STEVE STOECKEL
    JAMIE HOOVER
    PAT WALTERS
    ROB THORNE

    featuring
    MATTHEW MELTON • guy
    JENNIFER ADAMS • girl

    music video by
    STEVE BOYLE
    SkidMedia | SkidFilms Inc.

    associate producer • ELIZABETH MALCOLM
    hair & make-up • ELIZABETH TOLLEY
    location • LIQUID STUDIOS, Charlotte, NC
    songwriters • HOOVER / STOECKEL
    from The Spongetones album “Too Clever By Half”

    video production • April 26 - 27, 2008
    edited • December 5 - 18, 2019

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    for more information on Return To Comboland visit:



    ©2019 Loaded Goat Records

  • Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:06

    The Spongetones play a cover of the Beatles' Do You Want To Know A Secret in an early video from 1980. Jamie Hoover, who sings lead, had only recently joined the band. The video was made by the news production crew of a local TV station. They liked the Spongetones music and invited them to record some videos after station operating hours in the the news room. The stage was the set for the local news in Charlote, NC.

  • The Spongetones A Part of Me Now

    2:34

    I wanted to share this wonderful song with everyone, so I put some pics together and made a video! Yaaaaaayyyyy early Spongetones!

  • 25 Years of Beat Music - The Spongetones @ www.facebook.com/Spongetones & Spongetones.com

    9:46

    - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Beat Music, the Spongetones first album.

    The Spongetones are without a doubt the finest example of pure, unadulterated Beatlesque joy to emanate from the indie pop underground. - Goldmine Magazine -- November 2006

  • Now is Now! - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    3:25

    The Spongetones play Now is Now at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC in 1995. Steve Stoeckel, lead vocal.

    @ & Spongetones.com

  • Do Wah Ditty Ditty - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:45

    - The Spongetones perform Manfred Mann's Do Wah Ditty Ditty at the Festival in the Park in Charlotte, NC on September 3, 2006. Hear and see more of the Spongetones at:

  • She Goes out with Everybody

    2:27

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    She Goes out with Everybody · The Spongetones

    Beat & Torn

    ℗ 2008 Loaded Goat Records

    Released on: 2000-04-09

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Annie Dear - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    1:31

    The Spongetones play Annie Dear from Torn Apart, their album from 1984.

  • SpongeTones - Here I Go Again - 40th Anniversary Reboot Concert - Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21 Front Row

    2:47

    Here are the SpongeTones performing this great track live at their 40th Anniversary show held at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21.

  • The Spongetones are Getting Better - spongetones.com

    2:01

    Some psychedelic fun with the Spongetones doing a cover of the Beatles Getting Better. More at spongetones.com

  • SpongeTones - She Goes Out With Everybody - 40th Anniversary Concert, Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21

    2:56

    SpongeTones performing this great track live from the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, N.C. Filmed from the Front Row 8/14/21

  • The Spongetones at the Double Door May 21 2016 #1

    7:29

    If you weren't there, you missed out! Here is part 1 of 3 videos courtesy of uber-fan, Jeff Willis. This part includes 2 songs - the end of one, and all but a few bars of another. Enjoy!

  • The Spongetones: Strawberry Fields Forever

    4:06

    The Spongetones perform Strawberry Fields Forever at the Festival in the Park, September 2002, Charlotte, NC. Featuring Jamie Hoover, Pat Walters, Steve Stoeckel, Rob Thorne.

  • Always Carry On / The spongetones

    2:24

    The Spongetones
    Oh Yeah! より

  • SpongeTones - Torn Apart - 40th Anniversary Concert - Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21 Front Row.

    3:28

    Another of the great songs performed by the Spongetones during their 40th Anniversary Reboot concert held in Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21

  • The Spongetones - Have You Ever Been Torn Apart?

    3:20

    From the 1984 EP Torn Apart. All rights reserved to The Spongetones.

  • Under My Thumb - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    3:55

    The Spongetones play live at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, NC - 1984

    - Spongetones videos, music, photos, chat with the 'Tones, concert schedule

  • The Spongetones Now Youre Gone

    2:31

    Torn Apart EP (1984)

  • Chains - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:27

    - The Spongetones perform live at Springfest 1983 in Charlotte, NC.

  • The Spongetones - Maryanne April 15, 2011

    3:06

    Live at the Double Door Inn, Charlotte, North Carolina - April 15, 2011

  • Springfest 1984 - The Spongetones - Part #2 - www.spongetones.com

    12:19

    Part 2 of the Spongetones @ Springfest in Charlotte, NC. Songs included Annie Dear, Torn Apart (both originals), Revolution and Strawberry Fields Forever.

  • Sleigh Ride - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    2:27

  • The Spongetones - Dont you know

    2:44

  • Try to Please

    2:21

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Try to Please · The Spongetones

    Textural Drone Thing

    ℗ 2008 Loaded Goat Records

    Released on: 2000-04-09

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Stalemates

    2:16

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Stalemates · The Spongetones

    Too Clever by Half

    ℗ 2008 Loaded Goat Records

    Released on: 2008-03-18

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • SpongeTones - Skinny - 40th Anniversary Reboot Concert - Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21 - Front Row

    5:02

    Here are the guys performing this great track live from the front row of the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21

  • The Spongetones: I should have known better

    2:50

    The Spongetones perform I should have known better at the Festival in the Park, September 2002, Charlotte, NC. Featuring Jamie Hoover, Pat Walters, Steve Stoeckel , Rob Thorne.

  • The Spongetones: Get it on

    2:05

    The Spongetones perform at the double door inn In Charlotte NC NYE 2012. This was a cool version of the T Rex classic

  • SpongeTones - Baby Blue - 40th Anniversary Concert - Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21 Front Row

    3:51

    The SpongeTones performing this great song live from the Front Row of the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, N.C. 8/14/21.

  • Revolution - The Spongetones - www.facebook.com/Spongetones

    3:11

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