The History section of this web site is very sparse, especially the pages from 1980, onward. With time, these pages will be flushed out with lots of photos, and the sparse text will be replaced with, ah, well - it'll be replaced. The text following 1980 comes directly from Joe Nolte. Hopefully someone out there will be "encouraged" to write me with alternate ideas about the events described...
So we spent that spring at Radio Tokyo studios, run by Ethan James (original
member of Blue Cheer), with a new producer, Bill Inglot. As far as Bill goes,
we were good friends, I currently have at least 30 or 40 CD's that he's
mastered (excellently), but for some reason we didn't click during the
recording process. Hell, he probably hates me too. I hope not, though.
1982 was interesting - we had enough pull to headline shows, but for me the
heart and soul of it all had evaporated. I was going through the motions. We
got shows at the Whisky where we were allowed to put our own bill together,
and were thus able to introduce the world to Three O'Clock and the Bangles
(nee Bangs), among others. It was very much a "Star is Born" situation. My
brothers were gone, I had a band divided, I'd gotten to the point where I no
longer gave a shit about writing or doing anything - you get the idea.
We finished the recordings, did a couple of videos ("Wrong Turn" and
"Everybody Had It With You") and played a lot of less and less satisfying
Boredom and misery.