The San Francisco-based Phoenix Thunderstorm filters cow-punk through the dynamic, occasionally campy, indie roots-punk of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The band is comprised of Sean Heskitt (vocals, bass), Wendy Van Dusen (guitar, vocals), Mike Huffman (drums) and Lemon de George (harmonica, percussion). The group signed to the Mercury subsidiary Scratchie -- a label founded by James Iha and Darcy of the Smashing Pumpkins -- in 1996, releasing their debut album Ride fo the Lawless in November of that year. It was followed exactly a year later by Stained Glass Trash.
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