The scene: Seattle, Washington. A town known for its rainy days, the grunge explosion and Microsoft Corporation was also the home town of three recovering metalheads who just wanted to form a band that didn't resemble Soundgarden or Queensryche. Having common interests in The Fastbacks and Husker Du along with an extended background of playing in "horrific cover bands" Ean (guitar/ vocals), Denny (bass/guitar/vocals) and Josh (drums) got together in 1991 to form Sicko. Not shying away from their geek-core credibility, Sicko maintained their trademark sound of hyperactive pop-punk without an ounce of taking themselves too seriously. Amongst all the Pearl Jam and Nirvana wanna-be that flooded their city in 1992, a small fan base welcomed them as a relief for something different along with their debut four song EP on Empty Records. Followed by a split seven inch with The Mr. T Experience, their first album "Can You Feel the Love in this Room" was released in early 1994. Accompanied with their happy-go-lucky sound and Indigo Girls cover of "Closer to Fine," an unsuccessful tour of the United States and drummer change was to follow. In 1995, Johnny Ray Young filled in on the skins briefly while they recorded "Laugh While You Can Monkey Boy." Not too long after those sessions, Josh rejoined the group, "Chef Boy R U Dumb" was also recorded and both of these albums were released in that same year. Unfortunately, after the release and supporting tour of 1997's "You're Not the Boss of Me," Sicko announced their separate ways in July of 1998. The following year, frontman Ean Sicko moved on to form his own project "Tales from the Birdbath." Accompanied by members of the Primitive 5, they released their first album on Empty in 1999. ~ Mike DaRoncoPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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