MP3 Staggerlee Stonebreaker - Hollywood Kid
Experimental garage blues. No news, just our shared daily lives.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (39:49) !
Related styles: BLUES: Blues Vocals, ROCK: 60''s Rock
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"before his time? ahead of his time? certainly not of his time"...cochise jones
Staggerlee Stonebreaker was formed in the autumn of 1993, the brainchild of Lance Boyle, an unemployed parolee from Stoughton, Massachusetts. Boyle claimed to have seen God during a period of “quiet dissipation” and received divine instruction to form a band “the likes of which the world has never wanted to see (sic).” He accomplished little until a serendipidous traffic altercation with one Staggerlee Stonebreaker, a terminated used automobile salesman who happened to have taken up the guitar some weeks earlier. “Stag” knew of several failed musicians, marching band types in bad marriages, who Boyle and he felt might blend. Negotiations ensued, and one by one they were snared: Juke Nawlins, an individual who could play bass “stunned” by whatever drugs happened to be available while prancing like a Jesus lizard; Stix, a one-named and one-eyed “Uncle Jane” whose drumming had induced concussions in neighbors; and Johnny Flamingo, a tragic error from the moment of conception but a reasonably adequate keyboard player with a distinctive whiny “help me, beat me” sort of vocal presentation.
Plans were sealed. Boyle would manage Staggerlee Stonebreaker , and they braced themselves for fame, money, girls, and girls.
Mercifully, few tapes of the band survive. They missed their one live engagement when Juke drove to Rochester, New York, while a crowd of three paced in Rochester, Massachusetts.
On June 3, 1994, the divine sense of humor interceded. The entire band perished in a carnival mishap while Boyle looked on helplessly in hopeless horror. With events of the following days charitably omitted, enough said that Boyle was unavailable to pursue musical interests for the following 10 years to the day.
Now Boyle has his band.
The music. Personally I don’t like it. If there’s a genius involved here, he must have endured a blinding stroke. Boyle’s efforts to be funny and entice young women are the stuff of science, certainly not of entertainment. The abandon of some of the band’s “fans” seems more to me as some variation of radical incontinence---or a carriage race to oblivion. Do hop in.
O. Wilde, 8/7/2006, London