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In 2000, Sewage was put on hold as Spike took a hiatus reforming the band in 2009. (then disbanding and reforming again in 2013). In 2010, the reformed SEWAGE (which included Lucky Strano, on guitar and Early Gates on drums-both of the band Morning Glory and Chris Ryan of Team Spider and Johan Rubeline, bass player of Autonotos) released the EP “Out of Hell A-live” which included the singles “What Happened to Punk Rock”, “Rock N Roll Revolution”, “Detox Doll (Live in Tompkins Square Park)”, “Sewage Hi Def (Live in Tompkins Square Park)” and “Subway Surfing in the Bronx”. In 2010 Spike signed to a reality documentary deal with "Dedicated Lane Productions" titled “Resurrecting Spike” to film his adaptation to how society and the Lower East Side neighborhood had changed drastically due to gentrification during the previous decade. In 2017 Spike while touring Italy signed a deal with the Italian punk rock label Professional Punkers to release their 4th LP by the name of “The Italian Sessions” which consists of 14 tracks recorded with multiple Italian punk rock musicians that joined the studio to record the album, the album is already available in every digital store and it will be soon printed in Europe to be distributed internationally with the aid of multiple labels.
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The early days of SEWAGE as a band, began as squatters at 3BC hanging out in Tompkins Square Park and involving themselves in the riots including the 1991 Riot. Sewage has performed multiple times in the celebrated New York City Cannabis (Pot) Parade with rocker David Peel; Onyx, and Cypress Hill (a popular Hip Hop act in 1992). On June 27th 1993, Sewage opened up the fatal final show of infamous scum rocker GG ALLIN. Sewage has performed at ABCnoRio (http://www.abcnorio.org) with Bambi as well as with the drunk punk band Public Nuisance. SEWAGE has performed at a number of squat shows even playing with the Casualties at the 13th Street Squat. The band lived in the squats and on the streets yet were not crusties or politically activists. Rather, the group's members fought street and bar fights, as well as challenging abusive authority in a time when gentrification was starting back when police were shutting down the neighborhood and evicting artists and musicians for purposes of development. Spike and Sewage were selected as the quintessential punk look and were included in the filming of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame's documentary the History of Punk Rock, a permanent instalment at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where a photo of younger Spike stands in front of CBGBs in 1998. Sewage is a mainstay on the New York Tristate Punk and Punk Rock scene having performed live on Crucial Chaos WNYU radio a s well as a couple of Squat Pirate radio stations. SEWAGE has performed frequently at CBGB's with the Ramones as Dee Dee Ramone was a friend of the band and also included SEWAGE in his fanzine Shooting Dope. In 1998, Paul Indrek Kostabi, namesake and owner of the world renown art gallery KOSTABI WORLD, arranged SEWAGE to be signed to a record deal on Grim Reaper Records after the band had recorded a split 7 inch vinyl release with the band Hammer Brain in 1996. Spike Polite then signed with Eastwood Talent which placed him (as a model and actor) and the band, in many commercials and movies. To name a couple: Armani, Debra Harry's clothing line, NYPD Blue's Players, a Sony commercial, 200 Cigarettes film, Requiem for a Dream film, Late Night with David Letterman and many other projects. SEWAGE has performed frequently at the Tompkins Square Park memorial concerts remembering the 1988 & 1991 Riots each year. In 1998 SEWAGE, performed in the Spike Lee’s produced film "Summer of Sam" on ABC/WALT DISNEY in which SEWAGE was used in the television commercial for the movie, as well as in the Entertainment TV station with host Howard Stern. After the filming, SEWAGE released their self-titled full length CD which was sold through Tower Records and Coconut Records nationwide permitting SEWAGE to perform at larger venues. The record release event was at Club Life where they performed with the punk legends The Dickies, In 1999, Spike joined MTV video jockey Jessie Camp as the guitarist for the band Jessie Camp & the 8th Street KIDZ in the MTV music video “See You Around” (https://youtu.be/PrtQPP_KnZU) which costarred Marky Ramone of the Ramones and Reverend Run from the proto rap group Run DMC in the song "SEE YOU AROUND" on Hollywood Records which aired every hour on the hour on MTV for dozens of weeks.
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