Worm Quartet is a one-man Rochester, NY-based band that forcibly staples punk and electronica together and throws them into a blender with hysterically twisted lyrics. They have been featured repeatedly on the Dr. Demento show, with many “Funny Five” appearances, and had the most requested song of the year in 2004 with “Great Idea For A Song.” They have played live shows with an incredibly diverse array of bands ranging from the Voodoo Glow Skulls to The Great Luke Ski. Influences include Atom & His Package, The Meatmen, “Weird Al” Yankovic, M.O.D., Bloodhound Gang, The Ramones, Descendents/All, The Freeze, The Cars, Screeching Weasel, KMFDM, Faith No More, Bad Religion, They Might Be Giants, and just for the hell of it, Jim Steinman.
“Faster Than a Speeding Mullet” is Worm Quartet's best-loved album, and marked a major step forward for the band in production, content, and repeated unnecessary usage of the word “nipple.” Featured tracks include the evil ex-girlfriend ode “Great Idea for a Song," the ska-tinged threat to propagate the species “I’m Gonna Procreate,” a 17-song montage of short tunes entitled “The Short Bus Suite,” the stunningly-silly yet strangely sweet high-speed techno-ballad “My Wife,” and a tribute to cubicle life called “Coffee.”
“Already well known to Dr Demento listeners for such gems as I Bit William Shatner and Frank's Not In The Band Anymore, Worm Quartet kicks it up a notch on the new CD Faster Than A Speeding Mullet. A fine singer and distinctive musician who could certainly do well in non-comedy music if he chose to, Shoebox has our most requested song so far in 2004 with Great Idea For A Song. It's here, along with what may be comedy music's best-ever song about the urge for reproduction (I'm Gonna Procreate), the world's most caffeinated song about coffee, and an affectionate but very funny song about the singer's wife.”
- Dr. Demento
“It's the kind of stuff that'll make you laugh like an imbecile, or stop returning your imbecile laughing friend's calls. Worm Quartet exists (or so it's been theorized) squarely in the middle of the musical Bermuda Triangle formed by Atom and his Package, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and They Might Be Giants. Can something be squarely in the middle of a triangle? Yes, if that something is Worm Quartet. Aided by hyperactive keyboards, Worm Quartet spews all manner of lyrical insanity faster than any sane brain can absorb it.”
- Ink 19 (ink19.com)