BIOGRAPHY

STP originally formed in April 1983, as Sharon Tate's Phoetus, when Chris Jordan [ex Post Mortem] met the other four hanging out in Harvard Square posing, and bumming change. The original lineup was:
Vocals
Guitar
Guitar
Bass
Drums
  :  Chris Jordan
  :  Cliff Truesdell
  :  Jono Kornfeld
  :  Jordan Wood
  :  Alex Hall
The band played their first show at The Rat in June of 1983. Cliff Truesdell was thrown out of the band immediately afterwards due to chronic lethargy, he was replaced in August with Johnny Horton [ex Common Front].
Vocals
Guitar
Guitar
Bass
Drums
  :  Chris Jordan
  :  Johnny Horton
  :  Jono Kornfeld
  :  Jordan Wood
  :  Alex Hall
They played one show with Impact Unit, and a live radio show at Brandeis University with that lineup.
Late in 1983 Jordan Wood and Jono Kornfeld left to form Deathwish. Soon after that STP broke up.
STP did reform in 1989 but then with a slightly new lineup. Arthur Gottschalk had replaced Jono Kornfeld on guitar, Rob Stratton [ex Common Front] had replaced Jordan Wood on bass and Billy Sylvester [thankfully] had replaced Alex Hall on drums. Chris Jordan had to beg the band to take Cliff Truesdell back, and they finally relented.
Vocals
Guitar
Guitar
Bass
Drums
  :  Chris Jordan
  :  Cliff Truesdell
  :  Arthur Gottschalk
  :  Rob Stratton
  :  Billy Sylvester
With this lineup, the band recorded four tracks ["Social Crisis", "Three Times Down", "Sick" and "Fuck Them"] and released it as the "Sick Plus Three" demo tape in February of 1990.
Rob Stratton left the band in July of 1990 and Chris Jordan invited John "Kid" Kozik aboard to replace him.
Vocals
Guitar
Guitar
Bass
Drums
  :  Chris Jordan
  :  Cliff Truesdell
  :  Arthur Gottschalk
  :  John Kozik
  :  Billy Sylvester
The band recorded 7 tracks ["Hate Is the Move", "When I'm Gone", "Social Crisis", "Wake Up", "Isn't It Love", "Die" and "Cereal Killer"] for their second demo,"Hate Is the Move", in September of 1990.
Four of the tracks from the "Hate Is the Move" demo ["Hate Is the Move", "Die", "When I'm Gone" and "Wake Up"] where released together as the "Hate Is the Move" 7" single on Lost & Found Records in 1991.
Lost & Found Records later put out a full-length CD without the band's consent [surprised?]. The CD has the complete "Hate Is the Move" demo on it plus two songs stolen from a cassette from a 3rd, [and final] studio session ["You Can Run" and "Only Lies"].
Besides the releases mentioned above STP also contributed with two tracks ["Social Crisis" and "Three Times Down"] to the compilation "Boston Hardcore 89-91" issued [unfortunately] by Taang! Records in 1995. The band received a total of 12 copies as payment.
Chris Jordan and John Kozik did release another STP 7" single on their Boston's Finest label, with original [unpirated] versions of "You Can Run" and "Only Lies". It sounds better than the versions on the Lost & Found Records CD [because they weren't stolen from a cassette]. It's also notable since it has Taras Hrabek from Wrecking Crew on drums, and it includes the sleeve [that of a naked woman bound by ropes] that Uwe of Lost & Found Records in fame initially rejected for the "Hate Is the Move" 7" single.
After four years together, STP broke up in 1994.
Where Are They Now?
Billy Sylvester wrote a moderately successful children's book. Apparently he's living out in Seattle and is working on a more mainstream sounding band.
Jordan Wood joined Slapshot in 1986/1987 but left in early 1991. His life tragically ended in early 1994 when he committed suicide.
Arthur Gottschalk died of a heroine overdose on Christmas Eve 1994.
John Kozik... Since he left STP, he's played in Toe Tag, Anal Cunt, Out Cold, Ointment [with members of Groinoids and Kilslug] and Insult. Today, he's married, living in Burlington, Massachusetts and plays in three bands. He rejoined Anal Cunt in 2003 after a 10 year break. He also plays in a surf/garage group called Phantom Creeps as well as an instrumental surf tribute band called Crimson Ghosts.
Cliff Truesdell lives in San Francisco where he, until recently, played with San Francisco based Punk band The Almighty Sons but is presently the singer and guitar player for a band called Black Furies.
John Horton, who briefly joined the band as second guitar, died of a heroine overdose in 2001.
Chris Jordan is hiding out in New Hampshire plotting his revenge on the world...
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