Scary Chicken is a Buffalo, NY based band that was active from 1989-2002. Formed at the University at Buffalo, the band recorded and released 4 CDs and 2 cassettes, and has had songs placed in multiple Motion Picture Soundtracks and National TV shows, most recently on Spike TV's "Top Dead Center" program.
The band members are: Tim Bryant (guitar, Vocals), Tom Greier (guitar, Vocals), Paul Zacks (bass), Dan "Scary" Braun (drums). Zacks had previously been a member of the Rochester, NY based band The Elephant Balls Experience.
Formed in 1989, Scary Chicken passed through the Buffalo college circuit and its growing club scene, to become one of the area’s most popular alternative bands. Scary Chicken played extensively in the eastern U.S. throughout the 90's, primarily between New York City, NY, Chicago, IL, Toronto, and Tennessee.
Scary Chicken released a series of self produced and released CDs, including Something Anymore and Flanny EP, before being discovered in 1994 at New York City’s Lion’s Den club by Cevin Soling of Xemu Records.,
The band was the first to tour Hard Rock Cafe clubs from Boston, MA to Miami, FL, and has shared the stage with Weezer, Sloan, Beck, Ben Folds 5, Goo Goo Dolls, moe., Blue Rodeo and members of Moonboot Lover now playing as Soulive. The band was invited to play several large outdoor "EdgeFest" concerts, and was selected for Buffalo's Thursday at the Square concert series.
Famous quotes containing the words chicken and/or scary:
“Filling her compact & delicious body
with chicken paprika, she glanced at me
—John Berryman (19141972)
“Every generation rewrites the past. In easy times history is more or less of an ornamental art, but in times of danger we are driven to the written record by a pressing need to find answers to the riddles of today.... In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under mens reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present and get us past that idiot delusion of the exceptional Now that blocks good thinking.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)