Born in 1994, the Lemmings late 80’s baseball inspired lyrics and pop/punk musical form creates the unique sound now known as...zen baseball punk! The Lemmings collaborate to create their unique musical sound, with influences from the Ramones, Sloppy Seconds and Green Day. The Lemmings lyrics are part social commentary, part reflection on life, part just plain fun.
The Lemmings are: Rich Pasternack (lead guitar and vocals), Jim Miller (vocals, kazoo, recorder and baseball bat brandisher), Chris Pasinski (bass and backing vocals), and Melanie Pasinski (drums). The band formed in tiny Alden, New York, in 1994, went through several lineup and personnel changes until the current team including three of the original members solidified in 1999.
The Lemmings now recording their fourth CD, “Jim Rice” scheduled for release August 2003. The new 16 song CD will include the title track 'Jim Rice', and three more new songs “Hostile Hippie,” “Paper Money,” and “Loose Lips Sink Ships” that the Lemmings are already performing at their live shows. A few copies of their third CD “The Ron Cey Experience” are still available at the Lemmings website. 'The Ron Cey Experience' includes the catchy fast pop tune “Parachute Pants” which earned the Lemmings a spot on the Erine Ball Stage at the Buffalo stop of the 2002 Warped Tour, and fan favorite, “Dirtbag Comb,” a classic 2/4 punk song.
The Lemmings receive regular airplay on WBNY 91.3 FM, WRUB, national sports station WNSA 107.7 FM and several other stations. The Lemmings continue to build recognition and are currently booking in New York, western Pennsylvania, and Ohio. So lace up your Nikes with the red stripe, break out the dirtbag comb, and pay homage to David Hasselhoff ...it’s the Lemmings!