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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

05 June 2018

Somethin’ from The Nothing from Nothin’

Trixz Sly (Torquill Smith) met Johnny Thunders & Jerry Nolan of The New York Dolls while they were in London in the mid-70s. He moved to New York City in 1978 where he formed The Nothing. The following year they recorded their lone 45.

By 1980, several members had left to join other bands & The Nothing broke up. Trixz later formed another band, the Cyanide Sweeties (along with Nothing bandmate Mickey Crash & Reactors guitarist Professor Ginz). They played the rock/punk clubs in NYC including CBGBs, & built a solid fan following at Max's Kansas City. Trixz played with many musicians, including The Misfits, The New York Dolls, The Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Lou Reed, & Keith Richards.

Trixz recorded a solo 45 "Bossa Nova Baby" in 1980. He continued working with experimental music & film until his death in 2005. He partnered up with Adam West (Batman) to film a documentary on Woodstock '94, but the project was never finished. At the end of his life he was an activist for the homeless in Miami. He presented the "Homeless Bill of Rights" to the city of Miami Beach. He was found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was declared as "natural causes."

The Nothing is: Trixz Sly - vocals; Bobby B. Wild - guitar; Phil Schoenfelt - bass; & Mickey Crash - drums.

The Nothing - Scream 'n' Cry b/w Uniformz 7", Wide Awake Musik TS01 1979.

TS 01 A -
Scream ‘n’ Cry

TS 01 B -


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