Band 0f Fools
A Little History:
The Band of Fools was formed circa 1982 and have been performing
intermittently ever since. Orignally composed of five musicians, they were
often joined by a trio of backup vocalists known as the Toadettes.
The band mostly performed party gigs at the "Pit" which was the home of
three band members and one Toadette. The band's most notable gig
occurred in a downtown Gainesville bar then known as
The New Reality
Kitchen. There they opened for Atoms for Peace and performed
before thousands of screaming fans - or at least several hundred. No evidence
remains of this historic event. Although a tape recorder was utilized,
it was inadvertently switched to "radio" mode, recording only white noise
for the duration of the concert.
Here for your listening (dis)pleasure are actual small samples of one memorable
concert performance by the
Band of Fools at the PIT, October 20,
You may listen to Albert Noir's You
with a Toadette lending a helping chord on vocals and
Firechief Four oz.'s blistering sax
solo. Hear a sample of Capt Jerk's rockin' composition Lost
in the Jungle.
The party was a grand success, mostly due to the keg provided by a Toadette
-- payment for having wrecked the car of one FOOL. Everyone had
and the band, as always, was rewarded with a Thunderous
applause by the appreciative if not drunken audience!
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