Stress (pop rock band)
|Origin||San Diego, California|
|Labels||Deep Shag Records, Burnett Records|
|Associated acts||Assassin, Aerosmith|
|Past members||Josquin Des Pres (20th century musician)|
Stress was a pop rock band formed in San Diego in 1983.
Stress was founded in 1983 by bassist Josquin des Pres and vocalist/guitarist Mike Thomas. They added guitarist Tim Nicholson and went through a number of drummers; most notably Jeff Gabaldon and Leroy Vega (formerly of Assassin). When Nicholson left in early 1985, he was replaced with guitarist Jimmy Crespo, who had previously played with Aerosmith.
In late 1987, frustrated by not attracting major label attention, Stress decided to move in a more pop direction. This failed to obtain the desired level of success and they disbanded.
- Mike Thomas - Vocals, guitar
- Tim Nicholson - Guitar
- Josquin Des Pres (20th century musician) - Bass guitar
- Jeff Gabaldon - Drums
- Leroy Vega - Drums
- Jimmy Crespo - Guitar
- Killing Me Night & Day (1984) Burnett Records
- Killing Me Night & Day (reissue with bonus tracks) (2001) Deep Shag Records
- Killing Me Night&Day/It's Too Bad (1984) Burnett Records
- Search For The Fool/You're So Critical (1985) N.E.W. Records
- Stress page at Deep Shag Records
- Straita Head Sound - website honoring the 80's rock scene in San Diego