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 (2)
, White Zombie
or their high profile big mean daddies in Sonic Youth
, 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.