We are doctor striker, and we've come here to rock major fucking ass
who are Doctor Striker?
Imagining a sonic world that diverged from our own in 1991, Doctor Striker shreds and roars over heavy beats, guitar riffs, bass lines, and synth hooks. He brings the classical and punk worlds together with training and discipline to electronic pop to create a political, personal and incisively optimistic brand of music.
Doctor Striker's lyrics, brutally simple in the punk tradition, are inspired by his upbringing in recession-battered metro Detroit and subsequent life in Oakland, California. His formal training in economics and history at the University of Michigan bring an uncommon depth and historical context. Doctor Striker exclaims: "If you fight the man, you are the man If I'm rich, no one can touch me. / If I'm rich, I am the law. / But I'm poor, I don't care. / I am poor, I am free."
Doctor Striker teamed up with Chris Meeder, Guinevere Q, and Young Sun for the live shows to create a full sensory, theatrical live experience. He crawls across the floor shredding and chanting while Guinevere plays the bass and climbs tables. Chris slams the power on his guitar while Young Sun drives the drums.
Doctor Striker is celebratory and critical, insightful but ecstatic. By committing to a pop ethos, he avoids joining the half-baked rocker-philosopher tradition. Indeed, if Doctor Striker believes in anything, it's in the eternal truth of heavy riffs. Though he's not shy about his vision of utopia:
"Going in to work / We party till it hurts / Sleeping at the desk. / Dream, Party, Rest."
Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar / Doctor Doctor Striker Striker
Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar / Doctor Crispin Meeder Striker
Backing Vocals, Lead Bass / Doctor Guinevere Q No Big Fucking Deal Striker
Lead Drums / Doctor Jengis Anguson Applesauce Pants III Striker