Issued originally back in 1990, the disc includes a special appearance by Ian Anderson (flute and spoken word on "Bursting Bladder" and flute on "Theological Guns") and the release also had a double sided insert, reproduced below.
Six and Violence is a musical group in the genre of New York Hardcore. Established in Queens New York in 1985, the band appeared at the seminal club CBGBs and other punk and heavy metal related venues in the New York area between 1985 and 2005. The band released 2 full length albums and a series of demos, singles, and EPs throughout their career. Six and Violence is also featured on hardcore and punk compilations from the 1980s and 1990s.
The band consisted of 6 members with line-up changes over 20 years. The most consistent line-up consisted of Kurt Stenzel on vocals, Paul Gazzara on vocals (deceased February 9, 2005), Dave Miranda on drums, Ray Amico on guitar, J. Garino on bass, and Kenneth Kim on cymbals. The live presentation consited of two vocalists, as well as two percussionists who played drums and cymbals in a standing position. The band can be seen in action in a 30 minute television appearance on the Uncle Floyd Show from 1987.
* Guitarist Jim Vafeas and Vocalist Chris Sorgie were among the very first members, later replaced by Ray and Paul.
Six and Violence is notable for being unorthodox within the genre of punk and hardcore, and achieved national college radio play based on comedic elements with songs such as "Golf" and "Planet of the Apes". Six and Violence is also known for musical departures more associated with progressive rock and Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson guested on 1990's Lettuce Prey album.
Lyical content varied from the silly "Hamburger Hairdo" to the philosophical, "All my Best Friends are Turning into their Dads" as well as the controversial “I’m Gonna Kick God’s Ass” and “Death to Guidos”.
The band continues to get seasonal radio play with their Christmas single “Xmas Pigs”, an anti-consumerist spin on the Black Sabbath classic "War Pigs". Their 1991 anti-Gulf War single “Armageddon Outta Here” found relevance with the second U.S. war in Iraq.
Six and Violence is also notable for their use of props and costumes on stage, including men in gorilla suits, women dressed as nuns, and the demolition of television sets and destroying drums with chainsaws. The band was also known for throwing golf balls, hamburgers and bananas at the audience, and often engaged in dangerous stage antics.
Six and Violence shared members with bands such as Ludichrist and Norman Bates and the Showerheads. Six and Violence was peripherally associated with bands of the New York Hardcore genre such as Sick of it All, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, and thrash metal bands such as Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Crumbsuckers. In the 1990s the band was associated with New York band No Redeeming Social Value and released two split singles with them, including one with Japanese band Romantic Gorilla.
The full length records are "Lettuce Prey" (Fist Records 1990) and "Petty Staycheck " (Striving For Togetherness Records 1995). Fist records is notable as having released the first Warzone record, and Striving For Togetherness pioneered a resurgence in New York hardcore with releases by Vision of Disorder, Shutdown, and 25 ta Life.
Today members of the band continue to make music with projects such as The Magic Elf, Tyrannosaurus Ray, Rock of J.Braltar, Reak & Stump, Cookin’ With Kurt, Lopsided Space Kart and SpacEKrafT. Guitarist Ray Amico is road manager for many established musical acts including his childhood heroes Devo.
In 2005 Six and Violence was featured on the soundtrack to the Eidos video game "Backyard Wrestling Vol. 2” as well as a number of independent films. Despite only two full length recordings, the band retains a loyal cult following in the U.S. and abroad.
In October 2007, Dignified Bastard Records  released a two disc retrospective of the band's career, containing both "Lettuce Prey" and Petty Staycheck" discs as well as rare and unheard gems
Kurt, now partially domesticated, is a happy husband and dad of two, great kids living on the panhandle in SF...a great area that was ground zero for the summer of love...i think he still has a cable television show and i know he has his talented fingers in a lot of local musical pies...mostly avant-garde 'chill', ambient music...look for 'Cookin w Kurt'...a great CD he made a few years back.
This CD set is still sealed, brand new, never opened and is in immaculate condition!!!!!!
Established in Queens New York, in 1985, Six and Violence immediately made an impression in the New York Hardcore scene. They shared the stage, studio, and scene with bands like, Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Anthrax, No Redeeming Social Value, Nuclear Assault, 25 Ta Life, Crumbsuckers and Jethro Tull! Their songs shared punk rock’s criticism of organized religion, corporate America and conventional thinking but did so in a unique, comedic way, matched with an unparalleled live show. Going to see Six & Violence live meant you would be witness to an array of moshing apes, sexy go-go nuns, flying White Castle burgers and golf balls, televisions being smashed or chainsawed, and bicycle rides into the drum set (and any/every combination thereof.)
We invite you to sit back, crank it up, and give the music and the lyrics equal attention as they torment your psyche. Feel the life affirming highs and the soul-crushing lows of a bunch of guys from the musical mecca of Queens, NY, for whom nothing was easy. Of particular interest is that Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is a fan of the band, and he contributes musically as well as via spoken word on several key songs. Very rare!!!!!!
DISC ONE 1985–1995
1. HAMBURGER HAIRDO 2. GOLF 3. PLANET OF THE APES 4. SURF GOSPEL 5. GREEN BERET 6. FASCIST ICE CREAM 7. MY HOUSE IS HAUNTED 8. I’VE GOTTA BOMB (And I Wanna Use It) 9. BURSTING BLADDER 10. COMMANDO RAID ON MR. ROGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 11. THEOLOGICAL GUNS 12. KICKED IN THE HEAD 13. DANDELIONS IN SUMMER 14. E.M.F. 15. NEANDERTHALS AT THE WIRE 16. COLLEGE APPLICATIONS 17. I’M BETTER THAN YOU 18. DEATH TO GUIDOS 19. CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC 20. ARMAGEDDON OUTTA HERE 21. SUNSHINE DAY 22. NOTHING IS EASY 23. APES ’95 24. X-MAS PIGS 25. LET’S TAKE A SPIN AT THE LAUNDROMAT 26. VIOLENT ASTRONAUTS 27. f**k THIS 28. GOLF (Live) 29. MOBY’S DICK (Live) 30. I FEEL SPASTIC 31. I’LL KILL YOU
DISC TWO 1995–2005
1. THE SIX AND VIOLENCE (Theme Song) 2. PETTY STAYCHECK 3. ALL MY BEST FRIENDS (ARE TURNING INTO THEIR DADS) 4. I LEFT MY HEAD IN SAN FRANCISCO 5. CORPORATE COMMANDO 6. KILLED IN THE BATTLE 7. SANFORD & SON 8. DIE FOR FUN 9. APOCALYPSO 10. 20,000 LITTLE LEAGUERS... 11. ONE-EYED WANDERER 12. SMASHER OF ROCKS 13. I’M GONNA KICK GOD’S ASS 14. ROADRASH 15. MEDIOCRE LIFE 16. RING INTRO/DEATH TO GUIDOS 17. YOUR BOYFRIEND’S A GUIDO 18. WIGGLY WORLD 19. STEP UP 20. VICTIM IN PAIN 21. WORKING MAN/PETTY STAYCHECK 22. HAMBURGER HAIRDO 23. DIE FOR FUN 2005 24. GET DOWN YOU STUPIDMOTHERf**kER 25. I LEFT MY HEAD IN SAN FRANCISCO (Live) 26. DO THE DO 27. BAND MEETING 28. OUTRO
Masssive 32 Page Booklet Included - With Liner Notes by Kevin Gill! 58 Tracks!!! Aprox Running Time: 2.5 hours
As far as I know, Kurt continues to recover from what was a serious stroke...I think the love and support of his girlfriend, kids, the kid's mom and his many friends have served him well. Saw him at the grocery store about year or so ago and he looked strong, but still impacted by his medical misadventure. Both he and his girlfriend, Jenny, were clear in telling me that the way to keep in touch is Facebook.
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
Jun 1, 2020 13:57:36 GMT
rredmond: I thought they gathered information for search engines?
Jun 2, 2020 13:07:30 GMT
maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT