RGRGUITAR

The story behind the man

ONSTAGE

LISTED BELOW ARE THE PEOPLE AND BANDS RGRGUITAR HAD PERFORMED WITH.

THE SIXTIES

THE MAGIC FOUR & THE MANTATIONS  

THE SEVENTIES

PLATINUM  CLOUD STONEHEAD   ASH WEDNESDAY   COGNAC   BLIND AMBITION    SMOKE   THE DELTAS   FULLERTON  ROAD   AZZIZZ   MORRIS JEFFERSON

 

THE EIGHTIES

MIDNITE FLYER .  (MOST OF THE EIGHTIES I WAS A SOLO ACT AND I DID MORE WRITING AND RECORDING THAN ACTUALLY PERFORMING.)

THE NINTIES

THE WAY WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT BAND OF THIS PERIOD, HOWEVER I DID A LOT OF GUESTING (SITTING IN) IN LOTS OF LOCAL BANDS. THE WAY WAS A RATHER UNIQUE GROUP, AND HERE IS WHAT STARTED IT; I WAS JAMMING AT A CLUBHOUSE PARTY WITH BERNARD ALLISON, WHO I HAD JUST MET THAT VERY NIGHT AND I WAS PLAYING A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS (GUITAR,BASS,KEYBOARDS,AND DRUMS)WITH THE DIFFERENT ACTS THAT WERE PLAYING THAT NIGHT. A YOUNG KID COMES UP TO ME AND SAYS"I PLAY GUITAR TOO." SO I TOLD HIM TO GRAB AN AXE AND LETS JAM! HE SAID THAT HE WAS TO SCARED TO PLAY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND THAT HE HAD JUST COME UP TO ME TO TELL ME THAT HE THOUGHT  I HAD BEEN THE BEST PERFORMER THAT NIGHT.ABOUT A WEEK LATER SOMEONE KNOCKS ON MY DOOR AND WHEN I OPEN IT THERES THIS KID AND A FRIEND OF HIS AND THEY ASK ME TO DO THEM A FAVOR,SO I START TO GRAB MY GUITAR AND SHOW THEM SOME STUFF AND THEY SAY NO , WE WANT YOU TO GET US SOME BEER! SO WE GOT IN THEIR STATIONWAGON AND WENT TO THE STORE AND I ASKED WHAT DID THEY WANT,A SIX PACK? HE REACHED IN HIS POCKET AND PULLED OUT ABOUT 6OO DOLLARS AND SAID TO GET WHAT I COULD FOR THAT!! THEN THEY EXPLAINED THAT THEY WERE HAVING A PARTY AND THIS WAS THEIR WAY OF INVITING ME. SO.... WE WENT TO THEIR HOUSE AFTER COMPLETLY FILLING THE STATIONWAGON WITH BEER.  WHEN WE ARRIVED JOES PARENTS(IT WAS HIS HOUSE)WERE IN THE PROCESS OF LEAVING ON VACATION,HIS MOTHER(DIANE) HANDED ME THE HOUSE KEYS AND SAID YOURE IN CHARGE AND THEN HER AND ED(JOES DAD) LEFT. AFTER MAKING SURE THAT WE HAD A GOOD SUPPLY OF COLD BEER AT HAND, WE WENT TO THE BASEMENT AND STARTED SETTING UP THE VARIOUS EQUIPMENT THEY HAD, WHICH INCLUDED DRUMS, GUITARS, BASSES,AND P.A. STUFF. AFTER DECIDEING WHO WOULD PLAY WHAT INSTRUMENT (I WAS ON THE DRUMS)WE STARTED TO PRACTICE SOME OF THE ROCK STANDARDS THAT MOST MUSICIANS KNOW.DAMN, WE SOUNDED AS IF WE HAD BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER FOR YEARS INSTEAD OF A FEW HOURS!!!I SAID THAT WE NEEDED TO FORM A BAND AND WE CALLED OURSELVES KILLING FLOOR.PEOPLE STARTED ARRIVING AT THE PARTY AND WHEN WE GOT A GOOD ENOUGH CROWD WE STARTED TO PLAY.EVERYONE WENT CRAZY AND SAID THAT WE WERE THE BEST GARAGE BAND THEY HAD HEARD IN YEARS.LETS SEE, WE HAD STEVE DUDLEY ON LEAD AND VOCALS, JOE PANOZZO ON RYTHYM AND VOCALS, DANE DEWALT ON BASS AND VOCALS AND ME ON DRUMS AND VOCALS.WE JAMMED ALL NITE LONG EVEN PLAYING SOME ORIGINAL STUFF BY STEVE.