Sunday, July 19, 2009
F.Y.P (aka Five Year Plan) was Todd Congelliere's rock and pop punk predecessor to his current band Toys That Kill. The group began as a one man band with a cheap Fisher Price drum machine providing the beat (per 7" liner notes).
Friday, July 17, 2009
Scott Sturgeon, also known as Stza Crack, (pronounced "Stizz-uh") (born March 4, 1976) is a musician who has fronted several skacore bands in the New York City area, the best known being Choking Victim and Leftöver Crack. The stage name Stza is a tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan, in which the members would take their stage names and scratch it on a turn table, taking the sound "za", such as GZA (Genius) and RZA (The Razor).
In 1990, Sturgeon and a friend of his, Alec Baillie, formed No Commercial Value, which later evolved into Choking Victim and then again into Leftöver Crack. Although many members of these bands have come and gone, Sturgeon remained a constant figure, writing the vast majority of the lyrics and music and becoming the bands' self-appointed spokesperson. Stza played live in Choking Victim, the original incarnation of Leftöver Crack. Sturgeon is also associated with the band Morning Glory through Leftover Crack member Ezra Kire.
In 2005, he played solo (doing acoustic shows) and in a new band, Crack Rock Steady Seven, featuring members of The Infested in