Not exactly boasting, but I’ve been in a few fake bands in my time.
I’m not talking about the ones that collapsed after a few rehearsals and a fight over the name (“October Workshop? Are you nuts? How about Hungry Toys”). I’m talking about make-believe combos created for the purpose of telling stories on the screen.
I’ll tell you about Lenny and the Squigtones another time, but I recently came across these shots from a different project and thought I’d put them on display. Some were taken by myself, others by others (obviously) and it’s photographic proof that the Barbusters existed outside of Paul Schrader’s film Light of Day, and what’s more, that I played in a band with Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox!
While rehearsing for the movie by day, we played a few gigs to warm up for the shoot. Couldn’t give you the name of the venue. I realize that telling you it was “a bar in Chicago” wouldn’t do much to narrow it down.