WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO NEGATIVE ELEMENT? Negative Element was born in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in the town of Willow Springs. Their first show was on Halloween 1980 playing covers by the Germs, Dead Kennedys, Cockney Rejects and Richard Hell. The group at that time included former singer Scott (Sparky) and Little Guy on bass. The original lineup was: Scott (Sparky) - vocals Barry - guitar Chopper - guitar Little Guy - bass Keith - Drums Later, Sparky was replaced with Western Springs native Tom Faulkner. Little Guy also left the band which forced Chopper to take over bass duties.