If you didn’t grow up watching Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer then we at Sound on Sight feel bad for you. Not only did you miss vampire slaying feminism (literally), but you missed one of the best television bands out there. Always spotted playing shows at the Bronze, Sunnydale’s popular and seemingly only night club for the local teenagers, Dingoes Ate My Baby embody everything the 90’s stood for.
The band was comprised of four members; Oz, Devon (their singer), and an unnamed bassist and drummer. Their music, which was provided by Four Star Mary, is loud, fast, and blends rock with more mainstream 90’s grunge. All of them dressed in classic 90’s clothing, from patterned Hawaiian shirts and black nail polish, to bleach blond tips and spiky hair. Their music was the score for much of the series, as they often played at the Bronze while Buffy kicked undead butt.
Dingoes Ate My Baby first appeared on the show in 1997 (season two, episode 4), which also marked the introduction of Seth Green’s character, the band’s lead guitarist named Oz. The band’s final appearance was in 1999 (season 4, episode 3), which coincided with Oz’s departure from the series.
Although their music wasn’t the best, their enthusiasm was to die for, and their sound marked TV history for a generation of viewers.
– Caitlin Marceau