It wasn't until 1992 that the Supreme Dicks released their first record, a 7" single on Funky Mushroom Records
that the group described as a "double B-side." The adventurous Homestead Records
label released the Supreme Dicks' first full-length album, The Unexamined Life, in 1993, and a collection of early and unreleased material, Working Man's Dick, appeared in 1994. While the group still occasionally shared stages with Dinosaur Jr.
and Thurston Moore
name-checked the Supreme Dicks in print, they failed to win more than a cult following, and after the 1996 album The Emotional Plague, the band began to splinter. Late in the 1990s, Jon Shere and Daniel Oxenberg opted to relocate to California, while Steve Shavel and Mark Hanson
stayed in Massachusetts. Rather than split up the Supreme Dicks, the two pairs agreed to share the name and both played occasional shows, though the band stopped releasing new recordings after the 1996 EP This Is Not a Dick. In 2005, when the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr.
staged a reunion tour, the Supreme Dicks were invited to open their first show, and in 2011 Jagjaguwar Records
issued Breathing and Not Breathing, a four-disc box set that collected the group's complete catalog along with unreleased live and studio material. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi