Big Stick

Big Stick slithered up from the NYC art rock underground in the mid-80’s, worlds apart both stylistically and sonically from the noise-damage darlings of the junkie punk scene they emerged from - Pussy Galore, White Zombie or their high profile big mean daddies in Sonic Youth, Swans, or Foetus. John Gill and Yanna Trance were a live-work-kill together couple who brewed up their crazed sonic schemes in their very own secret headquarters, explaining little and revealing even less. They performed wearing elaborate masks, and all known press photos were similarly mysterious affairs, shrouding their true identities in a veil of feathers and wigs and antlers.

Similar Artists: Killdozer, Laughing Hyenas, Royal Trux, Pussy Galore, Swell Maps, Bongwater, Pere Ubu, Severed Heads,Negativland,Country Teasers,Wolf Eyes, The Flesh Eaters, Family Fodder, Brainiac, Cows,Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey,Urinals, Colin Newman, Scraping Foetus off the Wheel

Discover Big Stick's unique blend of art rock that emerged from the NYC underground scene in the mid-80s. Led by John Gill and Yanna Trance - a captivating couple who kept their true identities hidden behind elaborate masks - this enigmatic duo created mind-bending sonic experiences unlike


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