Lynn Strait: Vocals
Durst, Others Line Up Studio Time For Snot Tribute
"We knew that with some of the bigger acts, this time of year is when you have your only downtime," Fahnestock told MTV News of the sudden flurry of activity on the project. Deftones singer Chino Moreno is also planning to record a track for the album, though he is currently busy working on his band's new album. Fahnestock (who is producing the album with fellow Snot member Mikey Doling) said that they hope to be finished with recording on "Strait Up" by the end of February and hope to have the album in stores this summer. After releasing a major label debut on Geffen Records in 1997 and touring with the 1998 edition of Ozzfest, Strait was killed in a six-car accident while driving from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles on December 12 of 1998. Korn's Jonathan Davis "He was one of the best frontmen out there," Fafara recalled of Strait. "He had a style that was undeniably unforgettable." When Strait passed away, the band had already written nine songs for its next album, and Fahnestock and fellow Snot members Doling and Jamie Miller decided to record the instrumentals and bring in various friends of Lynn to provide lyrics and vocals for the tracks. "Jonathan and a good friend of Lynn's collaborated on the lyrics," Snot bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock told MTV News of Davis' contribution. So far, Fahnestock and Doling have finished five tracks: Soulfly's Max and Marcello join System Of A Down's Shavo on "Catch A Spirit," System's Serj has recorded "Starlit Eyes," RKL's Sears finished "'Til Next Time," (hed) pe's M.C.U.D. recorded "I Know Where You're At," and Incubus' Brandon Boyd polished off "Divided (An Argument for the Soul)." Fafara is working with the tentative title "Illumination" for his track, and admits that the project is highly emotional one for him. "I tried to start writing, and I put the music on and tears just came out of me," Fafara said. "I told my girlfriend, 'I can't write this now.' "We were friends on a personal level," Fafara explained. "He was a wild man, and people really appreciated that." Fahnestock conceded that taking the music of "Strait Up" (and all responsible for it) out on the road would be virtually impossible, but noted that he may try to put together a one-off tribute show. For now, though, he's just pleased with the outpouring of support that he and Doling have found for the project. "So far, everything has fallen into place exactly the way we hoped it would," Fahnestock. "It's going to be a great tribute," Fafara said. "It's a wonderful way to pay tribute to Lynn."
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Mike Doling (guitar) -- Soulfly/Snot
did you end up in the Soulfly tribe?
Snot Info. From jeffs pimprock page
MF Pitbulls is formed by Shannon Larkin (who
would later replace Jamie on tour) The lineup includes Tumor,
is formed in Santa Barbara, CA. This original lineup featured Mike
Doling on guitar, Lynn Strait on
vocals, Brent on drums, and Ruben
on bass. Bassist John "Tumor" Fahnstock joins
Snot to replace Ruben. Lynn Strait calls
Sonny Mayo at his Mom's house in D.C, in an effort
to recruit him into the then fledgling Snot. Lynn says " I'm looking for
Metal" Sonny replies "You called the right place." Snot records their
first demo with GGGarth in Burbank. This
demo included My Balls, Stoopid, Lose, Just for Kicks ( later to become
Tecato), and Can't Be Trusted. Snot enlists the services of Drummer Cornfed
(now the drummer for Ultraspank), to replace Brent, the "spoiled
rich kid, who was just in a band to be cool". Snot records a demo at 4th
St. in Santa Monica with Jim Wirt (produced both Incubus records). The
demo included Stoopid, Lose and Unplugged.
MF Pitbulls is formed by Shannon Larkin (who would later replace Jamie on tour) The lineup includes Tumor, Jamie, and Sonny. Snot is formed in Santa Barbara, CA. This original lineup featured Mike Doling on guitar, Lynn Strait on vocals, Brent on drums, and Ruben on bass. Bassist John "Tumor" Fahnstock joins Snot to replace Ruben. Lynn Strait calls Sonny Mayo at his Mom's house in D.C, in an effort to recruit him into the then fledgling Snot. Lynn says " I'm looking for Metal" Sonny replies "You called the right place." Snot records their first demo with GGGarth in Burbank. This demo included My Balls, Stoopid, Lose, Just for Kicks ( later to become Tecato), and Can't Be Trusted. Snot enlists the services of Drummer Cornfed (now the drummer for Ultraspank), to replace Brent, the "spoiled rich kid, who was just in a band to be cool". Snot records a demo at 4th St. in Santa Monica with Jim Wirt (produced both Incubus records). The demo included Stoopid, Lose and Unplugged.
1996 Snot snags drummer Jamie Miller from Souls at Zero, where he had replaced Shannon Larkin.
July 1996- Snot signs to Geffen Records. Snot embarks on their first tour with Sugar Ray and The Urge. After this, Snot would tour relentlessly, for the next several years, doing tours with Fishbone, Suicidal Tendencies, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Sevendust, Coal Chamber, Human Waste Project, Deftones, KoRn and Soufly, and Ozzfest.
May 27, 1997 Get Some is released.
LYNN DAY '99
August 7th... Loudside (loudside.com) is heading up a campaign to do something very very big in memory of our good friend, Lynn Strait.... As many of you know Aug. 7 is Lynn's birthday, and i feel as i'm sure a lot of you do, that Lynn's life was cut way too short, and Snot truly did not get the recognition they deseve. SO on August 7th we are going to get everyone in the damn world to go and buy the Snot album. And if we get enough people to do it, we can get it to chart on BillBoard.. And i know a lot of you may have it already, or say OH im broke.. but you have 2 months to save up the 13 bucks, and for that measly amount, we can do something historic, and prove to the music industry how valuable Snot was, and how valuable hard music is....I mean when Kurt Cobain died, 6 straight days of MTV coverage....
When Lynn died, it was a fucking blurb....And to me Lynn was and is way more than a blurb on the Mtv Online news page.. Also this will prove to bullshit labels that Snot can sell records. As some of you prbaly know, Snot was released from their contract with Geffen,, so now they need to find a new label to put out the remaining Snot projects, and this will aid in the release of Strait Up, and the Snot live album..
So August 7th, even if you already have the Snot album.(i have 3 copies.. i'm still buying one)... please please go to your local music merchant and pick up a copy(or 2 or 3 or 10)of Get Some, and let's make Lynn the legend he was meant to be. Together we can have a big voice.... let's scream.... T. Loudside.....
have made a flyer for people who wish to print it out and make copies.
It is 4 upped already, so all you do is print, copy and cut. You can find
the flyer here. For best results, save it to your hard drive, and then
print it from Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro or another graphics program.
New Snot Album? STRAIT UP project unveiled.
In a Loudside featured chat today, Snot bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock, and guitarist Mike Doling announced plans for an upcoming release of recently recorded Snot material in a Temple of the Dog style tribute to Snot vocalist James Lynn Strait simply titled "STRAIT UP". Snot had completed basic tracking for a new album at the time of Lynn's passing, and he was to have recorded vocals a mere five days later. Now they have enlisted friends of the band to assume the lyrical duties on the material including MCUD(hed p.e.) , Mark McGrath(Sugar Ray),Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), and El Hefe and Fat Mike of NOFX.
on the table is a collection of remixed demos, B-Sides, and live material,
tentatively entitled "Get Some More" The band is still unknown
about the future of their relationship with Geffen Records, due to current
industry situations, and will release more information on STRAIT UP, and
Get Some More as they are available.
SNOT SINGER LYNN STRAIT KILLED IN AUTO CRASH
James Lynn Strait 1968-1998
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 1998 -- Lead singer Lynn Strait, 30, of the hardcore music group Snot was killed in a car crash on Friday, December 11, 1998. Though some details are still unknown, according to Sean Henning, the bandís co-manager, Strait was exiting the 101 freeway between his hometown of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria when his Ford Tempo collided with a truck at approximately 1 p.m. The ensuing three-vehicle crash resulted in the death of Strait. Also killed was Straitís dog, Dobbs, who fans know from his appearance on the cover of Snotís Geffen debut album Get Some (May 1997) and who became the bandís mascot and symbol.
Said Henning, who co-manages the band with Nic Adler: "Weíre devastated. This is a tough one. His family, friends and fans will miss him. Lynn had a lot of fans who grew to love him through his music, and hardcore music has lost a great frontman, singer, and songwriter."
Snot was in the process of recording demos for its next album, following a successful national tour that included the OzzFest. Strait was heading to Los Angeles when the tragedy occurred. He is survived by his mother and two sisters, all of whom live in Santa Barbara, and a brother.
The 30-year-old lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Snot was killed Friday as he attempted to drive across Highway 101 in this seaside community, the third fatality along that dangerous stretch of highway in the last year.
James Lynn Strait died instantly after his 1992 Ford Tempo was broadsided by a southbound full-size pickup truck about noon, officers said. Strait's small bulldog, who was sitting in the back seat, also perished. Pickup driver David Redderson, 20, suffered a neck injury and was treated at Saint Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara and released, a nursing supervisor said. Redderson, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, had been on his way to Ventura to spend the holidays with family, said his brother, who drove to the crash site about eight miles north of Ventura. "By the time he [Redderson] went to apply the brakes, it was too late," California Highway Patrol Officer George Orozco said. Visitors and Mussel Shoals residents gain access to northbound Highway 101 by crossing against southbound traffic.
Strait, a Santa Barbara resident, was crossing the highway after visiting his girlfriend in the community. Strait apparently pulled into the path of the truck, which was going about 65 mph. The impact sent Strait's car spinning into the center divider where it stopped, Orozco said. The truck skidded sideways and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side near the center divider. A group of passing motorists stopped and pulled Redderson from the wreckage, Ventura County Fire Capt. Michael Wickham said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, Orozco said. Although no evidence of drug or alcohol use was found, Chief Deputy Coroner Jim Wingate said toxicology tests would be conducted on Strait. An autopsy was scheduled today. Funeral arrangements were pending.
Strait joined the Santa Barbara-based band Snot after playing bass in a punk band called Lethal Dose. Snot,known for its loud, hard rock sound, performed in several venues in Los Angeles and Ventura before being signed to a Geffen Records contract in June 1996. Eleven months later, the group's debut CD, "Get Some," was released.
Strait apparently divided his time between the homes of his parents, James and Marie Strait, who live in Santa Barbara and are separated, and the residences of several band members. A family friend told officers that Strait had been planning to visit a friend in Los Angeles Friday. A backpack filled with his clothing was found in his back seat. Debris from the wreckage littered the center divider as well as the highway, which is two lanes in each direction. One lane in each direction was closed for about four hours, causing a four-mile traffic backup both north and southbound.
The hard rock community suffered a great loss with the tragic dath of Lynn Strait, December 11, 1998. The Snot frontman may have received national attention with his headline-stealing antics on last summer's OzzFest, but his true legacy will be the esteemed place held in the hearts of the friends, bands and fans that he came into contact with throughout his life. Around the world, word of the fatal, mid-day car accident that took his life shook those that were close to him--from his Santa Barbara, CA. home, where bandmates mourned his loss, stating that the band would not continue as Snot without him, to the East Coast, where a somber Sevendust set included a dedication of "Prayer" to the 30-year-old singer, and even in Europe, where sullen mood beset the Soulfly camp with news of their lost tribe member. Also killed in the crash was Strait's dog, Dobbs, who was teh band mascot, and on the cover of their Geffen debut "Get Some." Despite recent lineup changes, Snot was writing material for a mid-year release at the time of the accident. Strait is survived by his mother, two sisters, and a brother.
How did the band start?
We're allways working on new stuff. We have practice amps on the bus.
We were actually writing stuff today before the show. Mike and I got together
and we wrote some shit. We're allways writing stuff.
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