Stick Against Stone

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Stick Against Stone
Also known asSAS, Pancreatic Ballet, Stick Against Stone Orchestra
OriginPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresPost-punk, no wave, dub, funk, free jazz, Art punk, worldbeat
Years active1981–1990 - 2011-
LabelsMediaGroove, T.M.I.
MembersSari Jozokos Morninghawk, Bob Wenzel, Andrew McAuley, Tom Shad, Jesse Kranzler, Kaori Kiki Nakajima
Past membersBrook Duer, Richard Vitale, Jim Laugelli, John H. Creighton Jr.,[1] Chuck Sullivan, Geraldine Murray, David Soule, Anne Galhagher, Lyn Thomas (Freeman), Herman Pearl, Kevin Amos, Daniel Ramirez, Robert “Xeres” Shepard, David Mihaly, J.B.
WebsiteOfficial website

Stick Against Stone is a Post-punk / No Wave band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; that later resided in Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco, California and remained active (in no less than six incarnations) between 1981 and 1990. The group returned to performing in 2011 and currently resides in the New York City area.

Since their founding, the band went through several line-up changes, but never released a full album until 2010 – and it wasn't until the 2014 release of The Oregon Bootleg Tapes - Live (a live recording from 1985) that critical attention finally arrived in the form of positive reviews in New York Magazine,[2] Vibe,[3] Wax Poetics,[4] Cuepoint[5] (Robert Christgau) and Pitchfork,[6] where writer Miles Raymer remarked about the group: “They had their eyes on the 'there and then', but they were playing 20 years into the future.”[6]




  1. ^ "John Creighton". Discogs.
  2. ^ "The To Do List". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  3. ^ "First Listen: "Instant" From Stick Against Stone's The Oregon Bootleg Tapes". Vibe. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  4. ^ Gale, Ezra. "Wax Poetics #60". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (2014-10-24). "Robert Christgau:Expert Witness: Baseball Project / Hamell on Trial / Richmond Fontaine / Delines /Stick Against Stone /Ry Cooder /Modern Baseball, (Yep Roc), (New West), (El Cortez '02)". Medium. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  6. ^ a b "Stick Against Stone: The Oregon Bootleg Tapes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-02-07.

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