E. U. (Experience Unlimited)
First Album Released: 1976
Last Album Released: 1996
Popular 90's Song: da butt
Experience Unlimited (or simply E.U.) is a Washington, D.C.-based go-go band that enjoyed its height of popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s. Fronted by lead singer/bassist Gregory "Sugarbear" Eliot, the group has had a fluctuating membership over the years, but they have maintained a fairly loyal following. The band's biggest hit was 1988's "Da Butt" which charted at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also featured in the movie School Daze, was ranked #489 on Blender Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" and #61 on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 80s. In the hourly intros for the latter program, Sugarbear says he is proud to be a one-hit wonder.
E.U. may be a "One-Hit Wonder" to the rest of the world, but to us, they've been crankin' hits for the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) for decades. They are some of the early pioneers of Go-Go.