The Stick Man was a crazed, racist character who walked the streets of his neighborhood blasting anyone with his raygun that he thought was defiling his race or just bugged him.
They formed in after lead singer Bobby Soxx formerly of the Teenage Queers attended a show by guitarist Clarke Backer's previous group, Bag of Wire. Close friends with members of the Butthole Surfersthey often shared the stage, each opening for the other until the Surfers began to tour nationally and gain popularity. They went on hiatus in and reconvened in to write new material; their last show was in June The group was distinguished by their raucous and aggressive musical style which featured an incredibly loud, howling guitar and a thundering distorted bass, backed up with confrontational and offensive lyrics, and correspondingly Bobby's decadent lifestyle.
Stick Men With Ray Guns was in many ways performance art, gleefully exploring violence and irrationality. Their sets were openly hostile or combative with the audience. They were completely unconcerned about what people thought of them. They often played unusual or intentionally irritating audio tapes prior to going on stage and sometimes experimented with annoying lighting effects if they had access to the lighting in a club.
This seemingly self-destructive behavior was exaggerated whenever they played off their home turf of Dallas, often choosing to open sets out of town with songs they had never practiced. Before the band started inBobby Soxx was notorious for starting fights frequently,  urinating on other groups during their shows, and inserting microphones into I Am The One! - Stick Men With Ray Guns* - 1,000 Lives To Die anus before leaving the set. In its heyday, the group recorded little in the studio, Clarke once intentionally destroyed the master tapes from a particularly weak recording session, though a few rough mixes survived and have been reluctantly included on various releases.
They never toured outside of Texas and were not well known beyond the regional punk scene. However, as interest in the early Texas punk scene increased over time, groups like Stick Men with Ray Guns and The Hugh Beaumont Experience acquired a cult status among punk fans. After spending time in prison and a mental hospitalBobby Soxx died of liver failure due to acute alcoholism on October 23, As their notoriety has increased, both Clarke Blacker and Bob Beeman have participated in a number of in-depth interviews that have appeared online.
Their Some I Am The One! - Stick Men With Ray Guns* - 1,000 Lives To Die Deserve to Suffer album has now been re-released on the band's label, We Don't Have the Time Music, and is currently available for digital download worldwide.
A second album, Rock Against Reagan - Live in Houston April 6,was released on May 15, and is now available Slave Driver - Bunny Wailer - Tribute digital download as well. On Thanksgiving weekendthe well known Austin, Texas record store End of an Ear released the vinyl lp "Grave City" as their new End of an Ear label's debut record.
The first pressing quickly sold out, and a second pressing was ordered in January, The second pressing has the record label reversed white text on a black background to differentiate the two pressings. In September 12XU held a simultaneous release of two live vinyl lp albums; "Property of Jesus Christ" and "1, Lives to Die", which featured Dads Song - Dig Hay Zoose - Struggle Fish restored live performances recorded at two shows in and These two records give the listener rather different, but intense performances by this controversial Texas band.
Ive Got A Crusch On You - The Great Jazz Trio Featuring Lewis Eley - The Club New Yorker, Suppose They Gave A War - Various - Spirits Ride The Wind: Odd & Obscure Garage Psych from the Late, Chinese Rocks - Heartbreakers* - L.A.M.F. Definitive Edition, Empty Road - The Reverend Vince Anderson - The Blackout Sessions