|Also known as||Rozz Rezabek-Wright|
|Born||June 4, 1960|
|Genres||Post-punk, new wave|
|Labels||Truce, Tombstone Records, Imadethese Records|
|Associated acts||Negative Trend, Theatre of Sheep|
According to Willamette Week, Rezabek "gave ex-flame Courtney Love (once Courtney Harrison) her rocker name; he thrashed backstage with Johnny Rotten at the Sex Pistols' final show, took a teenage Joan Jett to Deep Throat, and shall be remembered in punk histories (his own forthcoming) ever after".
In 1977, Rezabek formed punk San Francisco-based band Negative Trend with guitarist Craig Gray (later of Toiling Midgets) and bassist Will Shatter (later of Flipper). He left the band in March 1978, prior to their released recordings.
Theatre of Sheep
In 1980, Rezabek formed Portland new wave band Theatre of Sheep, who were popular locally but never made the jump to a wider audience. Their 1983 cassette-only release, A Cathartic Aquacade, was produced and engineered by Greg Sage, leader of Portland punk band the Wipers. Theatre of Sheep's debut 12" extended play, A Quiet Crusade, was released on their own Sheepish label in 1983, followed by a cassette-only collection, Theatre of Sheep's Greatest Hits. The band broke up in 1984. Theatre of Sheep were later documented with the 2006 compilation album Old Flames.
Rezabek's first solo release, the Stockholm Today 7" EP, was released in 1986 by Truce. A 7" single, "Blue Blessing", followed in 1988, issued on Tombstone Records.
In 1999, Rezabek released his first solo studio album, Lover Legend Liar.
On November 3, 2007, Rezabek performed a set of Negative Trend songs in San Francisco at a Lennon Studios benefit for punk musician Johnny Genocide of No Alternative.
- Boulware, Jack; Tudor, Silke (2009). Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day. Penguin Books. ISBN 9781101145005.
- Negative Trend on MySpace
- Locals Online: Rozz and Negative Trend
- “Courtney's Love” by Gary Aker
- Negative Trend Logo Design
- Two Louies Magazine: History of Portland Rock: The Early 80's
- rozzrezabek.com: Theatre of Sheep for Dummies
- Willamette Week: The Last Pogo: Portland's Old New Wave Champions Theatre of Sheep
- Courtney Love: Queen of Noise. Melissa Rossi. Simon & Schuster Pocket Books 1996. p 64-65
- "Courtney's Love" by Gary Aker, Exotic Magazine, May 1998.
- Soundtrack Incomplete: Kurt & Courtney
- portlandtribune.com, Sep 29, 2010