Sam - Vocals
Lovely Larry - Guitars
Dick Jr. - Guitars
Paul Bushnell - Bass
Josh Freese - Drums
Dumb and Uncomfortable was recorded in 1995 at Weir Brothers studio, North Hollywood, CA. The album as produced by Steve Plunkett and Tom Weir, who also edited the album.
Meet the Band
(from ‘Strange, but this group used to be our Neighbours’ by Jordana Blese, staff writer for USC paper The Daily Trojan)
And now for your listening enjoyment …Strange Neighbors!
Not so strange, really. No stranger than any other campus band struggling to survive its infancy. Just a motley-looking foursome brought together by what they call blues rock ‘n’ roll.
Sam, tower of blond goatee and ponytail, of baggy jeans and beer and chemical experimentation, was the lead singer.
But the group’s main spokesman was its bass player, Rich, scruffy and spastic boy-faced man of a thousand t-shirts and an occasional Tennessee twang.
There was Chuck - mellow, disheveled and virtually immobile beyond what was necessary to play the guitar or smoke a cigarette.
And there was Steve, the clean-cut business major who became the group’s drummer after wandering into a party at Chucks house on 30th Street.
THE DISTORTION HAWGS
Cleaning out the office and stumbled across this chestnut - the first (& only) photo shoot of my first band in high school called Catalina Safari (named for the model of Pontiac station wagon I am sitting in). Starting on the hood of the car - Ben Tate on guitar, Patrick Roberts on keys & vocals, Drew ‘The Professor’ Nord on drums, and yours truly on bass. I only regret that this photo doesn’t show how truly green the station wagon was.
Richard Speight, Jr.