During what should have been a routine medical procedure, the heart of JOHN TALLEY-JONES (URINALS, 100 FLOWERS), TROTSKY ICEPICK's lead vocalist, came to a complete stop. Through the eyes of his doctor, the odds were overwhelmingly against him. But Talley-Jones came back to life after a defibulator delivered two doses of electric current to his heart. This near-death experience literally jolted the creative process of Talley-Jones back to life, the episode inspired the lyrics for the first new Trotsky Icepick song written since the band broke up some twenty years earlier. Like their vocalist, the resurrected Trotsky Icepick has a new lease on life. Talley-Jones has reunited with original band members VITUS MATARE (THE LAST), KJEHL JOHANSEN (URINALS), JOHN FRANK (THE LAST), with TOM HOFER (LEAVING TRAINS).