"James Lynn Strait" (August 7, 1968 – December 11, 1998) was the lead singer and lyricist for the metal/punk band, Snot, which broke up after his death in a car accident on December 11, 1998. Also killed in the accident was Strait's dog, Dobbs, who graced the cover of the band's 1997 Geffen debut album, ''Get Some'' and served as the group's mascot.
Strait was born in Manhasset, New York, but moved to Santa Barbara as a teen and immediately embraced the SoCal punk scene. Prior to his work with Snot, Strait had never sung in a band. "I always wanted to because it seemed like a lot of fun. But I wasn't into what most bands were playing" .
Strait, who also served as the band's lyricist, started the nu metal genre early in the 90s along with fellow nu metalers Human Waste Project, Deftones and Korn. He also appeared as a guest on Tura Satana's song 'Down', a duet with girlfriend Tairrie B on Manhole/Tura Satana's first album.
Landing a record contract was a dream come true for some of his mates, but Strait was underwhelmed by the development. His response: "Yeah, now I can order cheese on my Whopper" . While his bandmates were signing the contracts, Strait...
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