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Sprung Monkey is an American band that originated in San Diego, California, USA, initially active from 1991 to 2002, and again since 2005.[1] Sprung Monkey consists of five members, Steve Summers for the vocals, Mike Summers and William Riley for the guitars, Ernie Longoria for the drums, and Ryan Flores for the bass guitar.

Sprung Monkey
Sprung Monkey on stage at the Hollywood Palladium March 10, 2016
Background information
OriginSan Diego, California, USA
GenresHard rock, alternative rock, punk rock
Years active19912002
2005 – present
LabelsPacific Records, Redline Records, Hollywood Records, Surfdog Records
Associated actsThe Accident Experiment
MembersSteve Summers
Mike Summers
William Riley
Ernie Longoria
Ryan Flores
Past membersFrank Melendez
Pat Kim
Tony Delocht

The band achieved mainstream success with their anthem "Get 'Em Outta Here" from their third album, Mr. Funnyface, later featured in the film 10 Things I Hate About You. This success resulted in supporting The Offspring on the Americana tour.[2] Around this time, they were also featured during a segment in the Standard Films snowboard movie TB8 Infinity. They have been included in all three volumes of Music for Our Mother Ocean.

The Sprung Monkey song, "So Cal Loco (Party Like a Rockstar)" appears in the credits of the film, Dude, Where's My Car? Also, "Beautiful" was featured in the film Kart Racer

Another song, "Get a Taste", was featured in the movie Van Wilder during two scenes.

A third song, "Super Breakdown", was a registered song in the 1999 action sports film, Gravity Games: Bikes.

The band itself made a guest appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer's first episode, "Welcome to the Hellmouth", performing the song "Believe". The songs "Saturated", "Swirl" and "Things Are Changing" are also heard in that episode. In addition, the song "Right My Wrong" is heard in "The Harvest", and "Reluctant Man" is heard in "The Pack".

The song "American Made" was featured in an episode of Smallville.

The songs "Bleeding", "Mi Mundo es Muerto" and "Man in a Striped Shirt" are featured on the soundtrack of Taylor Steele's 1992 surf movie titled Momentum.

The songs "Remember", "People", "Love is Dead" and "Stay Down" are featured on the soundtrack of Taylor Steele's 1993 surf movie titled Momentum II.



Studio albums
  • Situation Life (1993)
  • Swirl (1995)
  • Mr. Funny Face (1998)
  • Get A Taste (2001)
  • Dead is Dead (2013)


Year Song Peak chart positions[3] Album
US Alt US Rock
1995 "Momentum" (non-album track)
"Swirl" Swirl
1998 "Get 'Em Outta Here" 13 Mr. Funny Face
"Super Breakdown" 25
1999 "In Spite Of It All"
"Coconut" Get A Taste
2000 "So Cal Loco (Party Like a Rockstar)"
2001 "What's That You Say"
2013 "Save Me" (w/ Mike Muir) Dead Is Dead
"Dead Is Dead"




  1. ^ "Sprung Monkey". Sandie Go Reader.
  2. ^ "The Offspring tour archive". Archived from the original on April 21, 2005.
  3. ^ "Sprung Monkey - Chart history".