Stress (pop rock band)

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OriginSan Diego, California
GenresPop rock
Years active1983–87
LabelsDeep Shag Records, Burnett Records
Associated actsAssassin, Aerosmith
Past membersJosquin Des Pres (20th century musician)
Mike Thomas
Tim Nicholsen
Jeff Gabaldon
Leroy Vega
Jimmy Crespo

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.

Stress performed primarily in San Diego and Los Angeles performing at clubs such as Madame Wong's, FM Station, The Troubadour, and The Roxy.

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.

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Studio albums[edit]


  • Killing Me Night&Day/It's Too Bad (1984) Burnett Records
  • Search For The Fool/You're So Critical (1985) N.E.W. Records

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