Guttermouth is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California. The band has a total of nine studio albums, two live albums, and several tours. They were especially known during their participation in the Vans Warped Tour.
They are famous enough for their atrocious lyrics and their behavior that is more explicit, offensive and shocking, nevertheless done in a humorous and sarcastic way. This behavior sometimes caused a lot of problems for the band, like when they were banned from playing in Canada for several years because of their nakedness on stage, or when they had to leave the Warped Tour in 2004 because of their an argument due to their views on politics and their attitude towards other groups.
Guttermouth members begin to play music in different parts of Orange County, California, in the early 1980s >>>. Singer Mark Adkins first starred in a punk rock band called Republic at La Habra in 1982 (he was bassist), and is quickly joined by guitarist Scott Sheldon. Adkins and Sheldon will remain the only two original members of Guttermouth, and some songs that were written at that time will be picked up later by Guttermouth.
Republic breaks up in 1984, and Adkins and Sheldon take different paths: Sheldon plays in a band with future Guttermouth drummer, James Nunn, while Adkins tries several other bands, including one with Nunn, as well as Critical Noise with the future Guttermouth guitarist, Eric Derek Davis, where drummer Tim Baulch will propose Guttermouth to change his band name. This first composition of Guttermouth played a few times in La Habra for a few months before Davis moved to Huntington Beach in 1988, destroying the group. About a year later, Adkins and Nunn also moved there, while Sheldon left California to spend some time in the Caribbean. When he returned to Orange County in early 1989, Sheldon, Davis, Adkins, and Nunn decided to make a band together by using the name that Adkins and Davis had used the previous year, Guttermouth. They recruit as bassist Clint Weinrich. This is the first time we could really talk about the group Guttermouth: they stay together for six years, and release two albums; with Mark Adkins on vocals, Scott Sheldon and Eric Davis on guitar, Clint Weinrich on bass and James Nunn on drums.