The Spongetones

Spongetones Beat Music Album Cover


Label: Ripete Records
Catalog #: 392152
Formats: Vinyl LP, Cassette
Released: 1982
Country: USA
Status: Out of print

Label: Air Mail Recordings
Catalog #: AIRD-095
Formats: CD
Released: 2008
Country: Japan

Beat Music was re-released with Torn Apart on the Beat and Torn CD in 1994.


Jamie Hoover
Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Producer
Steve Stoeckel
Bass, Vocals
Rob Thorne
Drums, Percusssion
Pat Walters
Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Mark Williams
Recording Engineer

Beat Music

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The Spongetones celebrated 25 years of Beat Music in 2007 and
30 years in 2012. Official 30th Anniversary Beat Music tees may be purchased in the Spongetones Store.

Spongetones Beat Music back cover photograph
Original lyrics for The Spongetones
The original score for

Original lyrics and score sheet for A Part of Me Now

Track   Title   Length
1-1   Here I Go Again   2:37
1-2   Tell Me Too!   2:31
1-3   Cool Hearted Girl   2:58
1-4   Take My Love   2:42
1-5   A Part Of Me Now   2:30
1-6   She Goes Out With Everybody   2:26
2-1   Every Night Is A Holiday   2:50
2-2   Don't You Know?   2:43
2-3   Where Were You Last Night?   2:35
2-4   You're The One   2:09
2-5   Better Take It Easy   2:43
2-6   Eloquent Spokesman   3:39

All The Buzz

The Charlotte Observer reports on the rising popularity of The Spongetones. The report cites the review of Beat Music by the Rolling Stone Magazine senior editor and the rating of "She Goes Out With Everbody" on American Bandstand.

Article in Charlotte Observer discusses reaction by Rolling Stone to Beat MusicThe Spongetones pose for a promotional photo for the Charlotte Observer

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