Who is CSATFCWB?
January 8, 2001
The Sex. The Drugs. The Music. The Parties. The Fights. The Girls. But most of all, the music. No, wait, most of all, the sex.
Clark Schpiell and the Furry Cockroaches Without Butts burst onto the music scene in 1988 with the force of a herd of charging rhinos. With their breakthrough hit Oreos from Hell, they lept to the top of the Nodak BillboardTM charts and within a week their first album, Fear the Lawn Gnomes, was certified double-platinum. Their hypnotic mix of screaming, feedback, unintelligible lyrics and mediocre instrumental talent seemed to strike a chord in the drifting, directionless youth of the upper-midwest. The result was a rock and roll dynasty like no other -- short-lived but burning with the fire of a thousand suns.
CSATFCWB's musical reign lasted only 3 years -- by the summer of 1991 the band members (those left alive) were burnt-out husks, eaten from the inside by drugs, hate and madness, and the music was no more.
But the fans live on. This page is dedicated to those courageous, loyal fans who actually bought all of those scratchy, poorly produced cassette tapes and record albums (as opposed to those who simply brough hand-held tape recorders to the concerts because they were too cheap to buy the album and support the band -- you guys suck!). Within these virtual pages you'll find bits and pieces of CSATFCWB history -- poignant, powerful and sad.
Read on. Rock on. Roll . . . on.