Jim! This was a hell of a band. John Sprott, the best
guitarist and most entertaining front man with a bag
full of one liners and the wit of Jackie Mason's
best Las Vegas banter, the very deep, sophisticated
driving force of Johnny Ray on drums, the melancholy
debonair heart throb Bob on Sax and the ever loving
M-C-Onion on bass! The group started when
John, Johnny and I started working on a surf band.
We had about a set of music and we started
rehearsing at the Main Street Saloon in the
afternoon. One evening, I believe "Smokin' Al"
RIP, had an acoustic gig and saw us set up and
freaked leaving the club thinking he had been
bumped. Truth was we were just late tearing
down from our afternoon rehearsal. The club
manager told us we had to play the entire night, so
we started with our set of surf songs, but soon ran
out of material. We decided as a group to play
classic rock that we all knew and would put those
songs to either a polka, waltz, ska, or thrash beat.
It worked, we looked around and realized we had 50
fans and they were starting to help us with our
shows. Our last gig was 9-9-1999, the famous
End-of-the-World Party in Lubbock. We hope to
play again someday!
The Last Gig