The Brainchild of a disturbed 19-year-old, SHOCK THERAPY was created in1984 by lead singer/guitarist/synthesist Gregory John McCormick a.k.a. Itchy and guitarist Keith E. Jackson in Detroit USA. After spending an influential period of his teenage years in the care of psychiatric institutions, Itchy channeled pent-up aggressions creatively in his early adult life to what became the most original, raw underground music group in existence. Critics and fans alike cannot argue- no band does what Shock Therapy does, has done in the studio, or on stage. But let’s go back to the year 1979, THE year, when Itchy, aka Gregory John McCormick founded a band called SHOCK THERAPY and started to mix up hardcore-guitars with synthetic sounds, to create very ludicrous songs. For a while, the band worked with changing line-up in the American underground, but in 1985 they had their breakthrough with the debut-album HATE IS A 4-LETTER WORD. Just after two weeks the first pressing was completely sold out and even in Europe, where bands like FRONT 242 started to make EBM known to the public, the band had many fans. And still today, three decades after, HATE IS A 4-LETTER WORD is still one of those underground cult-songs, which are played in every independent-disco. The rest is history!