Crash was the lead "singer" of the Music With Rocks In band variously known as:
- Insanity (e.g. Madness)
- Suck (e.g. Kiss)
- The Whom (a rather more grammatically correct version of The Who)
- The Blots (e.g. The Ink Spots)
- Lead Balloon (e.g. Led Zeppelin)
- The Surreptitious Fabric (e.g. The Velvet Underground)
- Ande Supporting Bandes
He is described as being as musical as a blocked nostril.
He and his "band"mates come to a prominence of sorts during the events of Soul Music, where they are responsible for two riots - one at the Cavern Club and one at the free festival organised specifically to promote The Band With Rocks In.
He is one of the few humans to have encountered Death and actually got away with it. Death was off on one of his 'fancies' and was wandering about with the Canting Crew, moonlighting under the name of "Mr Scrub". He asked Crash if he could Spare some change? , and was told to push off.
Possibly a reference to Slash, a British-American musician who is the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he performed and recorded between 1985 and 1996. He received plenty of critical recognition as a guitarist. In August 2009, No less than Time Magazine ranked him #2 on its list of the "10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time".