Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)

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"Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)"
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Single by Sponge
from the album Wax Ecstatic
Released 1996
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length4:08
Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Vinnie Dombroski
Producer(s) Sponge and Tim Patalan
Sponge singles chronology
"Rainin'"
(1995)
"Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)"
(1996)
"Have You Seen Mary"
(1997)

"Rainin'"
(1995)
"Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)"
(1996)
"Have You Seen Mary"
(1997)

"Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)" is a song by alternative rock band Sponge, released in 1996 as the debut single from their second album Wax Ecstatic .

Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock. Although the genre evolved in the late 1970s and 1980s, music anticipating the sound of the genre can be found as early as the 1960s, with bands such as The Velvet Underground.

Sponge (band) alternative rock band from Detroit

Sponge is an American alternative rock band from Detroit, Michigan formed in 1991 by Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Tim Cross, Jimmy Paluzzi, and Joey Mazzola. Dombroski and the Cross brothers were founding members of the hard rock band Loudhouse, later joined by Mazzola at the end of the band's tenure. Sponge was signed to Sony Records in 1994 but has since switched to other labels.

<i>Wax Ecstatic</i> album by Sponge

Wax Ecstatic is the second studio album by the band Sponge. It was released in 1996 on Columbia Records. Originally intended to be a concept album revolving around the death of a Memphis drag queen, that idea was aborted, though many of the tracks that ended up making the cut originated from this idea.

Contents

Music video

The music video for Wax Ecstatic revolves around a roller derby girl (Angelina, or "Angel", per her nickname) and her aspirations to better her output in the sport. She purchases "Wax Ecstatic" pills (a gold colored gelatin tab), and starts taking them. Footage is shown of 1990s-era roller derby, along with footage of the band playing to include lead singer Vinnie Dombroski promoting Wax Ecstatic as being the answer to all of her problems. Towards the end of the video Angelina is shown playing in a bout. She would get mixed up in a collision and fall to the ground. The gold-colored goopy substance that comprised the Wax Ecstatic pills starts dripping from her mouth, proving that they were not the answer she was looking for.

Roller derby contact sport

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, mostly inside the United States.

Vinnie Dombroski American singer-songwriter

Mark "Vinnie" Dombroski is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter for the alternative rock band Sponge. He has also fronted various Detroit-based bands throughout his career.

Track listing

singel - ver. 1

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina)" Vinnie Dombroski Tim Patalan, Sponge4:08

singel - ver. 2 (1996)

Chart performance

Chart (1996)Peak
position
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 15
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 11

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