The Full Hot Orator (wickedflea) wrote,
The Full Hot Orator

Wes and I were gonna start a ZZ Top tribute band one summer. For a few weeks we were in the habit of getting really stoned and listening to the Top, and we discovered that I could do a really good Billy Gibbons voice. (By the way, don't be misled. ZZ Top are some bad motherfuckers. Every last one of you should be so lucky as to be a louse in the beard of the great Dusty Hill.) So we went over to the Vicious Hell Bastard's house one afternoon to see if he wanted to be the lead guitarist. (I'd have had no chance of being able to match Billy's licks.) Would you believe he and his skanky girlfriend sat there and LAFFED at us for like an hour straight? To this day, I don't think they thought we would go through with it. The nerve of those people.

Yeah, OK, so we didn't go through with it. But they were on mushrooms in the middle of the day--how could they have been able to know that?!?

At some other point, we decided we were going to be some kind of '80s dance-funk and cheese-rock band. We learned the Gap Band's "You Dropped the Bomb on Me," Billy Squier's "The Stroke," Loverboy's "Workin' for the Weekend," and that "867-5309" song. I'm still not quite sure what we were thinking with any of that. We didn't even have a good band name for that project, so it was doomed from the start.

I still have a whole list of covers I want to do. I wish I had a band to work up "Super Freak" with again. It's been like 15 years since Crackerbox Death Sandwich practiced that tune. But I can still play the whole thing, including fills and sax solo! "Super Freak" owns with metal guitar.


I got to work like thirty minutes early today and stayed late. I've obviously pulled some sort of muscle in my brain.


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