Formed in 2002 on the spur of the fucking moment to open for The Sex, Foreplay was a conceptual art-rock band inspired exclusively by Victorian narrative pornography. At their now legendary first show in an apartment in Northeast Washington D.C., Foreplay played their 12-minute set on the couch, while The Sex, who were headlining the show, were setting up to play in the master bedroom. Foreplay's unique delivery and charismatic onstage presence captivated the audience so much that The Sex simply stormed the stage and played right there in the living room, for fear that Foreplay would steal their thunder.
Foreplay consists of multi-instrumentalist Jack Shepherd on Glockenspiel and Triangle, and Patrick B. B. ("the extra 'B' is for "Bargains") Resing on Toy Piano. Their music is characterized by extended "noise-rock" jam sessions accompanied by readings from "The Pearl," a truly enlightening compendium of narrative pornography published in 1879.
Foreplay are best known for their 12-minute conceptual piece "They Do it in the Fashion of Dogs" and the bawdy drinking song "The Olde Dildo." They have no known albums to date, but rumors of a master tape containing "The Olde Dildo" and "Fashion of Dogs" have kept fans talking for years. Featuring ex members of The 86ers, The Muffmen, Neyborhood Threat, and the French rap trio The Damage Brothers, Foreplay went on to form Glenn Hoddle's Revenge. The rest was history.