Between 1979 and 1984, Deviant (b. Stuart Powell, Enfield, England; vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jellyfish (b. Kevin Nicholson, Tottenham, London, England; bass, vocals, keyboards) were the mainstay of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Tooth. After playing in various other groups, the two reunited in 1989 for a jam session with various friends and session men. Within a year they had assembled a stable line-up with ex-Swamp Angels guitarist Dave Williams and former lighting engineer Pete Smith. After a few gigs and two demos they found ex-Neil Christian bass player Arthur Anderson to record/produce and mix an entire album in 24 hours. The resulting So Join Mr Dreams offered a marriage of Doors, Motörhead and Hawkwind influences. It found little favour in the UK but an audience emerged in Europe. Dejected after a tour of Holland fell through at the last moment in 1992, they entered the studio to record a new album with producer Brian Martin. The resultant Lords So Strange R was a much more ambitious project, featuring the debut of female backing vocalist Jazz J. Soon afterwards they broke up, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Absent from the music scene, they attracted a cult following in Spain and Germany, as well as in ‘underground’ magazines around the world. The group re-formed late in 1994 minus Jazz J and Smith, and after initial studio work, were joined by session drummer ‘Chops’.
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