Toxic Reasons

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Toxic Reasons
Origin Dayton, Ohio
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active 1979–1995
Labels Banit Records, Risky Records, Sixth International Records, Treason Records, T-Reason Records, Funhouse Records, SPV/Hellhound, Lone Wolf Records, Bitzcore
Associated acts Zero Boys
Past members Bruce Stuckey
Ed Pittman
Mark Patterson
Joel Agne
Greg Stout
Jimmy Joe "J.J." Pearson
Rob "Snot" Lucjak
David "Tufty" Clough
Terry Howe
Federico "Fefo" Forconi

Toxic Reasons are an American punk rock band, formed in 1979.


Toxic Reasons formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1979. The founding members were Bruce Stuckey (bass guitar and vocals), Joel Agne (guitar and vocals), Ed Pittman (lead vocals) and Mark Patterson (drums).

In 1980, Agne left the band and was replaced by Greg Stout on bass, while Stuckey switched to lead guitar. In 1981, Patterson left the band and was replaced by James J. "J.J." Pearson on drums. Rob "Snot" Lucjak also joined on rhythm guitar.

They recorded their first LP, Independence, at Keystone Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana, then went on tour and moved to San Francisco, where their label Risky Records was located. David "Tufty" Clough joined the band on bass guitar.

Pittman left the group following the release of Independence. During this time, the band created a logo showing the U.S., Canadian, and British flags joined together. The symbol not only represented their tri-national roots (Pearson from Canada, Clough and Lucjak from England, and Stuckey from the U.S.), but also came to symbolize the diversity of their sound, which mixed fast hardcore punk with melodic guitar lines and elements of punk-reggae.

Toxic Reasons have released nine full-length studio albums, the last being 1995's No Peace in Our Time, which was the first-ever punk rock CD-ROM released for Mac and Windows. It included short videos, a history of the band's history as told by Stuckey and a karaoke competition with "White Noise". Several songs from No Peace in Our Time appeared in the 1997 feature film The Waiter, directed by G. Allen Johnson.[1]

Clough also plays with Zero Boys, while Pearson released a solo CD titled Only One Reason, supported by a Midwest and European tour in 2008.

Band members[edit]

  • Bruce Stuckey - guitar, vocals (1979–1995)
  • Ed Pittman - lead vocals (1979–1983)
  • Mark Patterson - drums (1979-1981)
  • Joel Agne - guitar, vocals (1979–1980)
  • Greg Stout - bass (1980-1982)
  • Jimmy Joe "J.J." Pearson - drums, vocals (1981–1995)
  • Rob "Snot" Lucjak - bass, guitar, vocals (1981–1985)
  • David "Tufty" Clough - bass, vocals (1982–1995)
  • Terry Howe - guitar (1986)
  • Federico "Fefo" Forconi - guitar (1988-1989)


Studio albums[edit]

  • Independence (1982, Risky Records)
  • Kill By Remote Control (1984, Sixth International Records)
  • Within These Walls (1985, Treason Records)
  • Bullets for You (1986, T-Reason Records)
  • Dedication 1979-1988 (1988, SFunhouse Records)
  • Anything for Money (1989, SPV/Hellhound
  • Fashion for Fascism (1990, Lone Wolf Records)
  • In the House of God (1993, Bitzcore)
  • No Peace in Our Time (1995, Bitzcore, 1995)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "War Hero" 7" single (1980, Banit Records)
  • "Ghost Town" 7" single (1981, Risky Records)
  • "God Bless America " 7" single (1984, T-Reason Records)
  • Nobody Tells Us 7" EP (1990, Selfless Records)
  • Toxic Reasons/ZB split 7" EP with Zero Boys (1992, Selfless Records)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Berkeley Square December 1981 (2014, Beer City Records)


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