Sick & Wrong was formed in 1990 by Farrah and Jim Anderson. The early sessions took place
in a University of Washington parking garage. Farrah ask Wendy to join the band and they
swiped a shopping cart to push their sole amplifier to the Wallingford Estate. At the age
of eighteen Wendy kicked her parents out of the house so there was no one to complain but
Through the basement door entered many eager to audition. Those naive enough to leave their
gear "overnight" were locked out and never spoken to again. Johnny and Jim proved themselves
worthy and were inducted.
With newly acquired confidence and equipment, Sick & Wrong pummeled punk rock audiences at
Seattle's Storeroom. Much to the delight of BBC camera-wielding documentry-makers who were
compelled to ask Sub Pop honchos Pavitt and Poneman, "Why aren't these guys on your label?"
Sub Pop responded with a seven inch single on Wesson Oil-colored vinyl which received fabulous
reviews and sold out quickly. More releases followed on various labels and all have sold out.
The band is sure of one thing; people buy Sick & Wrong records from Austin, Texas to Milan, Italy.
The final lineup consisted of no Jims. Both Muddy and Static are solid athletic individuals who
were thoroughly drug tested and put through a grueling initiation. Which included years of loading
and driving the van, and fronting their own bands, The Queen Annes and Shattered Machine. Adam, on
the other hand, applied for and was granted the Sick & Wrong scholarship for specially-priviledged
guitarists and can also be found doing research with Spike and Bone Cellar. The image of skin pounder
Young John Pimp is often featured on the covers of Sick & Wrong releases. He is now, incidentally,
of legal drinking age (a problem before).
At a Sick & Wrong concert one might have observed mock fellatio, nudity, dildos, silly costumes, strings and
sticks breaking, beer swilling and spilling, line dancing and mooning. But it's the girls that everyone
came to see.
Mr. Wendy and Little Miss Farrah took command as all eyes were upon them while the ears were treated to
a supersonic game of good cop/bad cop.
Back in '96, a British music magazine mistakenly deemed Sick & Wrong too sexist because the writer was under
the impression the Wendy and Farrah were men. How do the girls respond to these false accusations-
"What's wrong with being sexy?"
Read what Boston's Lollipop Magazine thought about Sick & Wrong's "Hot Beef Injection" CD here