1984 Battle of the Bands at Downers Grove North. Please note the following: Referee shirt. Skinny black tie/Chess King shirt/plastic sunglasses. Fedora/suede vest. Drummer with octobans. You just can't make this stuff up.
To anyone who doesn't think we were hugely famous and universally adored, this photo (from about 1987 at ISU's ballroom) definitively proves otherwise.
Photo by the talented and sweet Eve Abaray. Stewart Warner building, West Lakeview, before it left us.
Pretty sure this was Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City in the early '90s. This was when we were really hitting our stride as songwriters and performers. And how can you argue with two vintage Fender guitars and Marshall amps?
Mos bought that guitar (a 1974?) at a Wicker Park Pawn shop for $350, You could do that back then.
1994--the last RF show at Phyllis' Musical Inn. Frano. Phyllis'. Empty Foster's can filled with pebbles to serve as a shaker. Jimmy with a beer. No further explanation needed.