Majesty Crush was one of the few American rock groups which belonged to the shoegazer genre popularized in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Hailing from Detroit, Michigan USA, Majesty Crush was comprised of lead singer David Stroughter, bassist Hobey Echlin, guitarist Michael Segal and drummer Odell Nails III.
While incorporating the same lush, dreamy sound as other shoegazer acts of the time, it was the lyrics of Majesty Crush songs that set them apart from all other artists of the genre. Stroughter's often strange and obsessive lyrics cover such subjects as stalking Jodie Foster (No. 1 Fan), torture (Boyfriend), a female cashier at an adult book store (Sunni Pie), actresses (Uma), tennis stars (Seles) and Italian porn stars (Cicciolina).
Majesty Crush released only one major album, Love 15, in 1993. Among their notable releases are 1992's No. 1 Fan and 1994's Sans Muscles. The band broke up in the mid 1990s.
Lead singer Stroughter went on to form a similar outfit called P.S. I Love You.
David Stroughter passed away in January 2017.
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