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  • Release Date

    1988

  • Length

    9 tracks

Stephen M. Perry (August 13, 1958 – August 4, 2019), who used the stage name Lizzie Grey, was an American professional musician. He is perhaps best known for his membership as a guitarist in the heavy metal band London and for co-writing the Mötley Crüe song "Public Enemy #1". From 1990 until his death in 2019, he performed with the glam rock band Spiders & Snakes. When Lizzie Grey left London in 1988, he made a conscious decision to return to his roots in 1970s British glam rock. Grey began a project under the name Ultra Pop to pursue this end, recording the first album, Ultra Pop (1988), largely as a solo effort. Kerrang! magazine critic Malcolm Dome gave the self-titled Ultra Pop album a 5-"K" review in 1988, after which Grey formed a band and began to tour under the "Ultra Pop" name with members Vince Votel, Chris "Cupcake" Taylor, and Ernie Machado. According to drummer Tim Yasui, "Ultra Pop borrowed their stage image from a combination of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange film and the Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Grey hired ex-London drummer Tim Yasui (stage name Timothy Jay) in late 1990 to replace departing drummer Ernie Machado during the writing of a third album, and decided to change the name of the project to "Spiders & Snakes" to reflect the heavier sound that Yasui brought the band, as well as to quell confusion and fan dissatisfaction the name "Ultra Pop" was creating.

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