A few months later, Andee teamed up with bassist Anthony Pops, of the devastating local modcore group SMITTY'S , and, with the help of a drum machine, they recorded the official full-length pOp*stAr*kiDs debut, "This Is: pOp*stAr*kiDs." It took them seven days from start to finish to record and mix the CD.
Within a couple months, "This Is: pOp*stAr*kiDs" climbed up CMJ's national college radio chart to #92, and hung around there for nine weeks or so. On top of that, it got some TV action, too. Four songs from "This Is pOp*stAr*kiDs" were used on television shows, including MTV's Daria, and some Bravo Profiles.
Since Anthony had left NYC in late '99 for a more Zen lifestyle in Texas, Andee started hunting around for qualified musicians in NYC's famously jaded music scene.ÊDuring the summer of 2000, and against all odds, he managed to put a group together, being lucky enough to find a rare combination of talent and pure enthusiasm in JB (bass and vocals), G$ (keys, vocals and percussion), and Pete Angel (drums). While rehearsing with this formidable lineup and preparing for fall gigs, Andee finished recording the second full-length CD, "The Rise and Fall of pOp*stAr*kiDs," on his own.
After pOp*stAr*kiDs' Halloween 2001 performance at Luna Lounge, drummer Pete amicably left the band to focus on other stuff. The P*S*K drum throne was quickly filled by John Clancy, a skinsman of monstrous ability, who had become an instant fan of the band after catching one of its late summer gigs. Clancy immediately became a brother in the PSK family while adding an incredible amount of energy and musical smarts to the group.
PSK are 100 percent sincere, unfiltered, uncompromised, kick ass, sing-along rock n' roll. If you haven't yet seen this band, you owe it to yourself to check them out. No snobs or fakes allowed! Indulge, Inhale, Inebriate!