"Limp what? Bizkit who?," you say. Well, maybe you haven't heard the buzz yet, but don't worry...
you will. And by the time it reaches your virgin ears, it's guaranteed to have transmogrified into a deafening roar.
Limp Bizkit is anything but what's implied by its unusual moniker which, by the way, refers to the "limp bizkit" brain of one of the band's "burnt out, pot-smoking maniac" roadies. These Jacksonville gents possess one helluva monstrous sound that will literally knock the wind right out of you. Dark, intense, powerful, enlightening and energetic Limp Bizkit redefines any and all musical genre barriers while creating an entirely new standard for aggressive music. Definitely a leader and not a follower, Limp Bizkit slams out a completely innovative, singular sound steeped in funky-ass bass grinds, tinges of jazzy percussion, phat hip-hop grooves, jagged guitar riffs and an overall intensity that packs a wallop with more bite than a pissed off pitbull on crack. The vocals range from angry outbursts and vein-popping screams to groovy little raps and soft spoken, seductive whispers.
"The Bizkit began in late 1994 when vocalist Fred Durst hooked up with his long time friend and
bass player, Sam Rivers, who in turn recommended bringing his jazz drumming cousin, John Otto, in to
round out the rhythm section. Before long, guitarist Wes Borland and DJ Lethal (House of Pain) joined
the fold and Limp Bizkit was born.
"Their first break came when a little (ahem) band by the name of Korn played their first gig in the
Jacksonville area. After the show, Korn's bassist Fieldy and guitarist Head met up with Fred and went
back to his place to get a few tattoos (Fred is not only an amazing singer, but also an accomplished
tattoo artist). An instant bond of friendship was struck between them and the next time Korn came
back to Jacksonville they hooked up with Fred again. This time Fieldy and Head heard the Limp Bizkit
demo and were immediately impressed with the band's powerful sound so much so that they promised
to pass the tape along to producer Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Korn). They did, and Ross loved it. The
buzz on the band began to intensify twofold and, as a result, Limp Bizkit landed a tour with House of
Pain and another with the Deftones. Offers from record labels across the country began pouring in.
After carefully considering all of the deals, Limp Bizkit chose to sign with up-and-coming indie label Flip
Records, which in turn brought them to Interscope."