Wellingtonians, The Hasselhoff Experiment, created "hoff hype" in 1997, when after being together for six months, they released 200 copies of their self titled debut album on vinyl in 1997. The limited editions were snapped up and earned the rockers the award for Best New Act at the 1998 b Net Music Awards, which then in turn led to being signed by Flying Nun. The Hasselhoff Experiment has released two albums since - Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned and Out of the Sandpit and Onto the Drive.
Chris Stapp and Matt Heath's adept manipulation of miniatures combined with the band's nihilistic performances make for one of NZ's most hilarious (albeit puerile) music clips. Depictions of drug inhalation and drinking while driving, along with violent confrontations with the law, only add to the tongue-in-cheek Back of the Y establishment-baiting that a generation of bogans, students and boy racers has come to know and love.