Todd Strange

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Todd Strange
Also known as "Sexy T" Todd Strange
Born (1966-01-31) January 31, 1966 (age 48)
Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass
Years active 1989–2000
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Crowbar, Down

Todd Strange (born January 31, 1966) is the bassist who played on the first Down album NOLA and with Crowbar. Forming Crowbar with Kirk Windstein (Down), Matt Thomas and Craig Nunenmacher (Black Label Society), they released the best-selling albums of the band's discography. This included the Crowbar self-titled LP with the hits "All I Had (I Gave)", "Existence is Punishment", "No Quarter" (by Led Zeppelin) and "I Have Failed", produced by Phil Anselmo. By 1994, Phil put his band Pantera to the side and resurrected Down which was sidelined for Pantera in the late 1990s. The band released NOLA in reference to the band's hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana, and played 13 shows. Eventually, the album sold 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Soon after, Phil returned to Pantera and Crowbar continued, and the two bands partnered up for tours in 1996. As a result, Todd, Kirk and the rest of Crowbar appear in Pantera's "Home Videos 3" in the credits, and Kirk and the band are seen in scenes including the notorious clip of Kirk dressed up as the Hulk. This event is also included in Crowbar's 1996 home video "Like Broken", but contains slightly different footage.

By the time Down reformed and Crowbar recorded "Sonic Excess in its Purest Form", Todd dropped completely out of music. He is currently working as a machine repair tech in River Ridge, Louisiana. Kirk Windstein played bass during the studio recording of NOLA, with Todd taking the role as live bass player.

Discography[edit]

Crowbar albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Chart positions US sales
September 26, 1991 Obedience Through Suffering Pavement Music
October 12, 1993 Crowbar

(Produced by Phil Anselmo)

Pavement Music 100,000
March 29, 1994 Live +1 (EP) Pavement Music
May 23, 1995 Time Heals Nothing Pavement Music
October 29, 1996 Broken Glass Pavement Music
July 7, 1998 Odd Fellows Rest Pavement Music
March 7, 2000 Equilibrium Spitfire Records

Down albums[edit]

Date of US Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
September 19, 1995 NOLA Elektra 57 100,000

Music videos[edit]

  • 1991 Crowbar - "Subversion"
  • 1993 Crowbar - "All I Had (I Gave)"
  • 1993 Crowbar - "Existence Is Punishment"
  • 1994 Down - "Stone the Crow"
  • 1995 Crowbar - "The Only Factor"
  • 1996 Crowbar - "Like Broken" (Full Length Home Video)
  • 1996 Crowbar - "Broken Glass"
  • 1997 Pantera - "Home Video 3" (Full Length Home Video)

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