Bill Whitten shaped the brand new York City music group Grand Mal following the dissolution of his previous group, the Connecticut combo St. Johnny, in 1995. While his previous device gloried in Sonic Youth-style fuzz and reviews (with a definite slacker surroundings), Grand Mal was decidedly much less lethargic, glorying in glammed-up hostility and gutter-punk abandonment. Whitten released Grand Mal having a mainly single EP in 1996. The punctuations of energy and hearty stabs at club-kid tradition (bolstered from the vocals of Carmen Quinones) obviously indicated a fresh route for Whitten. Lead guitarist John deVries (previously of Agitpop) quickly became an capable accomplice in the brand new venture, and both continued to attract upon the motivation of such ’70s rock and roll ‘n’ roll functions as the NY Dolls and Mott the Hoople. A revolving solid of musicians added to the group’s 1st two produces. By enough time of 1999’s Maledictions recording, Grand Mal got solidified around Whitten, deVries, bassist Steve Borgerding, drummer Parker Kindred and key pad participant Jonathon Toubin. The group released the recording Accuracy Exits in 2000; 3 years later on the glam weighty Bad Timing made an appearance.