September 22, 2009

Check Out My Band

We're called the Scott Burrell Blues Explosion. Our name used to be Toni! Toni! Toni!, but due to some sort of copyright infringement we had to change our name. So, for now, we're the Scott Burrell Blues Explosion.

As you can probably guess from my shirt, our name, and our fan club (the Rockabullies -- that's one in the red and black tanktop), we're a post-slowdrive, blues infused, meaningfulcore band that is heavily influenced by the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. In fact, we've all taken pseudonyms when we're performing. Here's the line-up:

  • Dickey Pimpkins - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Get Down Randy Brown - bass, backing vocals
  • Rusty LaRock - drums
  • Harper - harmonica, effects, harmonica effects
  • Jumpin' Jud (me) - rhythm guitar, organ, lead vocals

We've played all around the Chicagoland area. Our manager says we'll probably be able to schedule a national tour in the next few months, but word on the street is that we won't be able to perform in Washington, Arizona, Utah, Michigan, Ohio, and parts of New York and California. I guess time hasn't healed those wounds yet.

A long of our songs are written from the perspective of different players, or about the players. Probably our most famous song, so far, is "Taco Joe." It's about Joe Kleine. Here's the chorus:

Hey-ey Joe

Get us a tac-o

Hey-ey Joe

We want that tac-o

I wrote that particular lyric, but Dickey usually writes the songs. He's really good with melody. You can find our demo right here, and it'd be cool if you could hand that off to anyone you might know. Who knows, we could end up in a town near you.

And yes, we do do a cover of "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project. It's our first song every night.

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