Courtney Pollock

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Courtney Pollock
Born (1975-01-31) January 31, 1975 (age 42)
Genres Rock, pop punk, ska
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts The Aquabats
Supernova, The Sandfleas, The Goodwin Club

Courtney Adam "Corey" Pollock (born January 31, 1975) is an American musician, best known as a member of the Orange County band The Aquabats, in which he played guitar under the stage name of Chainsaw, the Prince of Karate (alternately Chainsaw Karate) from 1995 to 2006.[1]

Biography[edit]

Pollock joined The Aquabats in 1995, replacing original guitarist Matt van Gundy (aka "Gumby") and subsequently recording on all of the band's studio releases from their 1996 debut to 2005's Charge!!. In the early 2000s, while The Aquabats experienced an extended period of inactivity after being dropped from Goldenvoice Records, Pollock began a full-time career managing a custom woodworking business. In 2006, realizing his work schedule could no longer accommodate the band's return to extensive touring following the comeback success of Charge!!, Pollock voluntarily chose to part ways with The Aquabats to focus on his business. He was succeeded by Ian Fowles (aka "EagleBones Falconhawk").

Up until the launch of The Aquabats' television series The Aquabats! Super Show! solidified the band as a five-piece ensemble, Pollock continued to play with the group as an additional guitarist numerous times after his departure, primarily performing at southern Californian shows or large festival events such as the 2010 Bamboozle and the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Pollock also contributed guitar tracks to the band's 2010 EP Radio Down! and their 2011 LP Hi-Five Soup!. In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in the "Showtime!" episode of The Aquabats! Super Show!, playing a lumberjack-like superhero appropriately named "Chainsaw".

Prior to joining The Aquabats, Pollock was guitarist for the Orange County ska band The Goodwin Club from 1993 to 1995, recording on one album and an EP before disbanding. In 1999, he performed anonymously with other members of The Aquabats in the costumed side project The Sandfleas, playing bass under the stage name "Spodie". In 2008, Pollock joined Orange County pop punk trio and longtime Aquabats tourmates Supernova as a temporary replacement following the departure of long-time guitarist Jodey Lawrence. Shortly after his debut with he band, he was announced as a full-time member, retaining his former title of "Chainsaw". He continued to play with the band up until their hiatus in 2010.

Pollock lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and two children.

Discography[edit]

The Aquabats
The Goodwin Club
  • Join the Club EP (1993) - guitar
  • Soda (1994) - guitar
  • Soda + Join the Club re-issue (2015) - guitar
The Sandfleas
  • Four Songs Four Jerks (1999) - one-stringed bass

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: The Aquabats". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010.