Four Star Mary

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Four Star Mary
Four Star Mary.jpg
Publicity photo by the band in 2007
Background information
Also known asDingoes Ate My Baby (in Buffy)
OriginCalifornia, United States
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1997-present
MembersTad Looney
Michael ‘Zu’ Zufelt
Steve Carter
Chris Sobchack
Derrick Tanner
Past members"Michael Buddy" Chanda
Dave McClellan
Doug Granville
Scotty Kormos
Adam Kury

Four Star Mary is an alternative rock group formed in California in 1997. The band named themselves after the Four Star vs. Mary legal case, in which Mary attempted to sue Exxon Mobil, a large US oil company.[1]

Appearance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Lead singer Tad Looney, guitarist Michael ‘Zu’ Zufelt, bassist Steve Carter, drummer Chris Sobchack and rhythm guitarist Derrick Tanner made up the fictitious band Dingoes Ate My Baby in which Oz (Seth Green) plays lead guitar in Seasons Two, Three and Four of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They have also had tracks featured on the shows Party of Five, Road Rules, The Real World and Charmed.

According to an interview in The Watcher’s Guide, music editor John King heard their music at a party hosted by Steve Carter’s girlfriend and thought they would be good on the show. Joss decided that they had the right sound for the fictitious band he wanted. In Buffy, they played at several posting board and cast/crew parties.[2]

Their 2001 single "Pain" is on the original soundtrack CD for the show.

UK appearances[edit]

In 2008, the band made a number of appearances in the UK, finishing in Manchester.[citation needed]


  • Four Star Mary (EP), 1997
  • Thrown to the Wolves (album), 1998
  • "Marlene/Think" (double A-side single), 2000
  • Thrown to the Wolves (album), 2001 (UK re-release)
  • "Dilate" (single), 2001 (UK, spitfire records)
  • "Pain" (single), 2001 (UK, spitfire records)
  • Stripped
  • Welcome Home (album), 2002
  • Live And Unheard Of (EP), 2003 (Limited edition)
  • "Rio" (single), 2004
  • Hello It's Me (album), 2006
  • Pieces pt. I (EP), 2016


  1. ^ "About".
  2. ^ Holder, Nancy; Mariotte, Jeff; Hart, Mary-Elizabeth (2000). The Watchers Guide: Volume 2. Pocket Books. p. 457.

External links[edit]

Media related to Four Star Mary at Wikimedia Commons