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Whipping Boy
Broke up in 1998 after critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful releases. Reformed in 2005.

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Whipping Boy came to public attention with the critically acclaimed Heartworm album released in 1995. They had been together a number of years at this stage, and had already released a low-key debut in 1992, Submarine. Despite its critical acclaim, Heartworm sold poorly and the band was subsequently dropped from their label, Columbia Records. They released a self-financed, self-titled follow up album which again got huge critical acclaim. However, without the backing of a major record company the record once again flopped. The band had already grown disheartened with their experience and had broken up in 1998, three years before they could afford to release their final album. Despite little commercial success, Whipping Boy frequently appear in "best album" and "best band" polls in their native Ireland, and have gained celebrity fans such as Billy Corgan and Lou Reed(who claimed that if the band's single We Don't Need Nobody Else wasn't a huge hit, he knew nothing about music). The band reformed in September 2005, announcing several Irish dates, and mentioning the possibility of recording another album.



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