Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend STU SPASM of LUBRICATED GOAT, CRUNT, and THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET were originally formed for an afterparty celebrating the New York City premiere of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE documentary THE COLOR OF NOISE.

  "It was obvious I must assemble a supergroup of the finest noise rockers New York City had to offer . . ." says Spasm. First choice was basher extraordinaire "BLOODY" RICH HUTCHINS, veteran of such explosive musical exports as LIVE SKULL, OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and RUIN. Next, SKELETON BOY of WOMAN was recruited. "Who, just as LEADBELLY was the King Of The Twelve-String Guitar, is himself The King Of The Two-String Bass." Then came the twang, with the addition of suave slinger ANDREA SICCO of TWIN GUNS. "When our guitars merge, it forms a most piquant aural melange." In a nod to the latter half of his birth name, STU SPASM now became ART GRAY, and an entirely new mess was born.

Once was not enough, and THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET soon staggered to the streets. The fifth arm of the Quintet became an ever-rotating slot, a wildcard ranging from horn sections to scrap metal percussion. THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET continute to cut a sleazy, heavy, swinging swath through the New York music scene.