the sTriP started life in 1994. Following the breakup of Liquid Menthol Tortoise johnnie and james decided to form a two-piece band with johnnie playing guitar and singing and James playing drums. They had a couple of practices, wrote a couple of songs and in January 1995 recorded their first album "Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom" on a four track cassette recorder.
After that came many more albums released on various different mail order tape labels around the UK under a variety of names.
the sTriP died in 1998.