What is a Squonk?

What indeed. If you are here researching a Squonk mod for vaping, I'm afraid there's none of that here. The association of the word Squonk to vaping is about 100 years behind the curve.

No, what we are about here is the evolution, or if you must the Genesis of the Squonk - as it was that band, in 1976 that launched the idea of the Squonk to a wider audience.

To sum up a Squonk, let's turn to the sleeve notes of a Trick of a Tail - the Genesis album that begat the song:

"The Squonk is of a very retiring disposition and due to its ugliness, weeps constantly.
It is easy prey for hunters who simply follow a tear-stained trail.
When cornered it will dissolve itself into tears."

Text from the sleeve notes - A Trick of the Tail, by Genesis. 1976

For many Prog fans of a certain age, it was our first encounter wth this Mythical Beast. Not, it would seem though, the first one of Messrs. Banks & Rutherford. Although it's a question that seems to be asked more often theses days, due to the advent of the aforementioned Squonk mods for vaping - but this is all very recent.

The Squonk, however is well over 100 years old, being one of a number of creatures featured in the book "Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods", published in 1910 by William P. Cox.

So, it was around decades before vaping was ever thought of, let alone invented...

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