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“There was too much hippie music at Bates and dirty folk and jam-band stuff. We said, ‘Let’s make rock and roll and do something that most people on campus aren’t doing.’ And we picked a really offensive name for our band and made the school wanna hold candlelight vigils and stuff.”

— Peter Granquist ’07, lead vocalist for the campus band Slut Puppies, quoted in The Bates Student assessing the Bates music scene and explaining the band’s over-the-top name, borrowed from the Carl Hiaasen novel Basket Case.