The seminal Boston-based group helped generate and define the independent live hip-hop and funk scene in the ‘90s -and the music remains timeless. Chucklehead recorded 3 albums, selling over 40,000 copies and toured the US non-stop for seven years, appearing in front of over half a million people. At the apex of grunge, Chucklehead was forging a new path, mixing live hip-hop, funk and rock and roll, influencing other bands and foreshadowing much of the mainstream popular music that’s dominated the airwaves since.
The indie-funk watershed Big Wet Kiss dropped on Summit Records in 1992. The sophomore Fuzz and final album Belly Up followed in 1994 and 1997 on Wonderdrug Records. The group’s albums and live shows received support and critical acclaim from media outlets from MTV and The Village Voice to Details and Billboard Magazine.
A regular on MTV, the group won four Boston Music Awards, Six Boston Phoenix (RIP) Awards and was heard on hundreds of commercial/alternative and college radio stations. Chucklehead sold out venues across the country as a headliner and opened for legendary acts as diverse as KRS-One and Bob Dylan. They were sued by Pillsbury, kicked out of town by at least one sheriff and dutifully studied for clues to funk supremacy by countless bands. Several members of the band are still not permitted to drive in the state of Maine.