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An art-punk act fronted by flamboyant vocalist/artist Cody Critcheloe, Ssion recorded a series of underground releases during the 2000s, yet were perhaps best recognized for their extravagant live show. Ssion (pronounced "shun") were founded in Kansas City, MO, by Critcheloe, who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, and draw from a range of influences, including the punk spectacle of Iggy Pop and the dance-party new wave of the B-52's as well as performance art and gay culture. Critcheloe's artwork graces the cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Fever to Tell (2003) and the video for Liars' "There's Always Room on the Broom" (2004). Besides Critcheloe, Ssion's membership includes, among others, backup vocalists Taylor Painter-Wolfe and Shannon Michaels, who respectively create costumes and stage props for the act's live shows. Critcheloe made his recording debut as Ssion in 1999 with Fucked into Oblivion, a self-released cassette/CD-R. I Don't Want New Wave & I Don't Want the Truth, another self-released CD-R, followed in 2001. In 2003 Ssion made their label debut, releasing the Minor Treat EP and the Opportunity Bless My Soul album on Version City Records. Next, following a self-released album, Glory Hound (2005), and EP, Street Jizz (2006), Ssion signed to Sleazetone Records. In 2008 the label released the Fools Gold album and the accompanying Clown remix EP. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  2.   The Woman
  3.   Feelz Good (4-Evr)
  4.   My Love Grows In the Dark
  5.   Growin
  6.   A Wolves Eye
  7.   Bullshit
  8.   Weird Yearz
  9.   Psy-Chic
  10.   Blonde With U
  11.   Li$ten 2 the Grrrls
  12.   Street Jizz
  13.   Ah Ma
  14.   Luvvbazaar
  15.   Earthquake
  16.   Clown
  17.   Nothing Happens At Nite
  18.   Fear Us
  19.   Heaven
  20.   High
  21.   Dayjob
  22.   Credit In the Straight World
  23.   Warm Glove
  24.   Nick the Stripper

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