Jesse Dillon - Lead guitar, tenor sax. James Dillon - Drums. Kent Lankas - Keyboards. Paul Fogt - Rhythm guitar.
An Intro to Rock.
It all started in a basement, as it has happend many times before
and shall happen many times again. Rock and Roll!!
One day while I was glancing through the magazine racks in Krogers,
something I usually tend to do when there, my eyes stumbled upon something
wonderful. This spectacle was too good to be true, an issue of Guitar Magazine
with a transcription of Misirlou. THE surf insturmental now made popular by
the movie Pulp Fiction.
For as long as I can remember I've always had a passion for instrumental
surf rock, to the point where friends have told me I was born at the wrong
place and time. I knew there was something great about all of this. I just
didn't know how great it was untill later. As soon as I got home I went
directly to my guitar, a Green G&L Asat Classic lovingly know as the "John
Deere". If any guitar could handle the power and twang of Misirlou, it
would be this one. I pluged it into my Fender Blues Deluxe and waited for
the tubes to warm up. after a couple hours practice I finally had it down
well enough to show the world...no...not just yet...it still needs something
more...it needs........ ....JAMES!!
I called up my cousin James and asked him if he wanted to jam.
James had moved to athens when his father had transfered to ohio for his job
in the mines. Soon after James moved here he aquired a drum kit for his 17th
birthday. James played a killer snare in his marching band and it wasn't long
before he brought his talents to the kit. Misirlou is a great tune but it's
nothing without the pounding beat of the drums...and I was lucky to have a
cousin with a drum set. After listening to the song a few times we cranked
it out. It was hard to get the stacatto picking down even with the Blues
Deluxes' reverb cranked up to 12 but it was coming along well.....but it
was still lacking, it still didn't have the zing that it needed. We really
needed a rhythm guitar and out of our group of pals that played guitars we
only had one person in mind to fill the position.
Paul Fogt was the man for the job. James and I had played with paul before
on a British Litrature project and we knew that he would be a great help with
providing us a solid rhythm guitar. I called paul up and he came right over.
after about a half hour of practicing we had it down. The next step was to
play in front of a crowd.