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Snot

Snot was formed in Santa Barbara sometime in 1995 by singer Lynn Strait (who had formerly played bass in local punk actLethal Dose) andguitarist Mike Doling (formerly of Kronix). In 1996, Snot signed with Geffen Records after building a strongfollowing with their powerful L.A.area performances, and shortly the group began work on their first full-length recording. Theresulting disc, Get Some, was released in 1997and immediately began receiving favorable notices.Get Some is a dynamic,hardcore metal offering that exhibits the punk and metal roots of Snot members Strait, Doling, bassist JohnFahne ...read more

Snot was formed in Santa Barbara sometime in 1995 by singer Lynn Strait (who had formerly played bass in local punk actLethal Dose) andguitarist Mike Doling (formerly of Kronix). In 1996, Snot signed with Geffen Records after building a strongfollowing with their powerful L.A.area performances, and shortly the group began work on their first full-length recording. Theresulting disc, Get Some, was released in 1997and immediately began receiving favorable notices.Get Some is a dynamic,hardcore metal offering that exhibits the punk and metal roots of Snot members Strait, Doling, bassist JohnFahnestock,drummer Jamie Miller, and guitarist Sonny Mayo.Snot began touring in support of their new record and partly due to the factthatthey were so very well received within the community of rock musicians, they were given a slot on the 1998 Ozzfest tourwhere Strait(among other dubious accomplishments no doubt) was arrested in Mansfield, MA, for indecent exposure after anonstage encounter with amember of Limp Bizkit's touring entourage. While Snot was running amok all over America, theirdebut wasn't getting quite as warm areception as the band and their label would have liked, and after the Universal-Polygrammerger, their future with the new company seemedto be in jeopardy as many lesser and new artists were being cut free fromtheir contracts. Undaunted, the group continued to work on newmusic while pursuing whatever business and recordingopportunities they found available to them. It was during this tough time for the bandthat Strait was killed in a car accident.On December 11, 1998 a truck struck the singer's car on the 101 freeway near Santa Barbara.Strait was 30 years old. Alsokilled in the accident was Strait's dog Dobbs, a boxer that appeared on the cover of Get Some. Fahnestock andDoling tookthe tracks that they had been working on with Strait at the time of his death and had friends of the singer come by(Korn'sJonathan Davis, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, among others) and lay down their own vocalsas a tribute to thedeceased. The subsequent Immortal Records release was called Straight Up. This record is a symbol of thetremendous outpouring of griefand sympathy -- especially within the L.A. new metal and alternative music community -- thatwas indeed massive and sustained. Thevigilance of fans and concerted effort to sustain his legacy by other artists affirmedwhat many close to Strait had known for a longtime: thatthe singer had incredible magnetism and spirit, and that while hewasn't always an angel, he managed to inspire and entertain people. Thesewere certainly among the man's goals, which heobviously accomplished during his lifetime. After the release of Strait Up, Fahnestock joinedAmen and Doling signed on withSoulfly. « hide

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Alive!
2002

3.7
18 Votes
Strait Up
2000

3.2
32 Votes
Get Some
1997

3.7
128 Votes

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