Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend STU SPASM, THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET was originally formed to play an afterparty for the NYC premiere of Eric Robel's AMREP documentary THE COLOR OF NOISE. As Spasm puts it, "Eric thought I had a functioning lineup of Lubricated Goat but I have officially ended playing under that name. So it was obvious I must assemble a super group of the finest Noise Rockers New York had to offer . . . My main man, drummer "BLOODY" RICH HUTCHINS was away, so I enlisted drummer Jay Jay Meraz who did a great job but is still pissed off at me for having to abdicate the drummer's seat on Rich's return. Next, I recruited SKELETON BOY who, just as LeadBelly was the King Of The 12 String Guitar, is himself the King Of The Two String Bass. Then, came guitarist ANDREA SICCO of Twin Guns. When our guitars merge it forms a most piquant Aural Melange. I christened the ensemble THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET. Having laboured under the name STU for most of my life, only to discover the much cooler name of ART was hiding on the end all along - a new name for a new band."