Best known for his Freddie Mercury-esque vocal acrobatics as the frontman of Shudder to Think, Craig Wedren has also produced and recorded with other artists, in addition to penning music for movies. Although Shudder to Think has been linked with the Washington D.C. hardcore (later emo) scene, Wedren did not live in the area until he was 16 -- previously residing in New York (where he was born) and in a suburb of Cleveland called Shaker Heights. While still in high school, Wedren began recording with schoolmate (and eventual Shudder bandmate) Nathan Larson, before he was invited to try out for a local hardcore band, called Stooge. While the first few tryouts weren't exactly promising, further rehearsals with Wedren improved, resulting in the band (which also included bassist Stuart Hill, guitarist Chris Matthews, and drummer Mike Russell) changing their name to Shudder to Think. 1989 saw the release of the group's debut release, Curse, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses, before the quartet signed with the renowned D.C. indie label Dischord, and issued such further releases as 1990s Ten Spot, 1991's Funeral at the Movies, and 1992's Get Your Goat.