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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Fiddycentdraft Lafayette band whore awards


Ok, I don't mean groupies who sleep with band members. I mean musicians who were in a zillion bands. A recent post got me thinking about how many frigging bands a lot of the people I knew had been in. Some people seemed like their mission was to join as many bands as possible.

Thusly, I present to you a ranked list of who were the biggest heauxs, at least in the up to about 1999 period. It's based on the Lafayette band page info, which isn't complete, so it's probably not particularly accurate. I expect that there are numerous guys from hardcore bands that could easily top this, especially considering that the usual lifespan of a hardcore band seemed like it was about 2 weeks.

There are the usual suspects, and a few surprises. I had my money on Steve Miller, but he isn't even in the top five. And Deshazo doesn't even make the list?? How can this be? I think Urbosleeks should have been named the Lafayette Band Heaux Allstars. Between the five of them, I count 19 other bands that they were also in. I'm not on the list (I was a wannabe slut.)

The only requirement here is that the ho suspect must have played at least one show with the band under the pretense of actually joining the band (and not just as a guest musician.) Scott Emmer and Brian Fruge top the list as Class 7 Heauxs, with Chris Cart, Jason Robira, and Ricky Williams right behind them at Class 6 heaux-ness. It's a regular band ho photo finish, folks! I expect that new info and litigation could change these results considerably.

Here are the lucky winners:



Reigning champions Scott Emmer and Brian Fruge. If you're going to let them join your band, make sure you wrap that rascal. They've been with everybody.
7 Scott Emmer: Afangulo, The Finished, Flesh Logs, Nihilist Stormtroopers, Rare Avis, Sanpakus, Toxic Youth
7 Brian Fruge: Afangulo, Bubba Daddy, Flesh Logs, Sanpakus, Sound, Toxic Youth, Urbosleeks



Runner-ups: Level 6 heauxs Chris Cart, Jason Robira, and Ricky Williams.
6 Chris Cart: Awesome Possum, Bubba Daddy, Otis, Reality On Trial, Snufflix, Toxin III
6 Jason Robira: Brown Idol, Fountainhead, Full Hank, Sanpakus, Slow Motion, Urbosleeks
6 Ricky Williams: Afangulo, Blitzkrieg, Bubba Daddy, Otis, Piece Core, Santeria


Here are the rest of the results. Basically it's people who were in at least three bands before they got out of Dodge. I left the people with 2 bands on the list because I suspect they were in a lot more bands than that. Anyway, I think 3 or 4 bands is probably your average musician heauxocity, so to really become a heavy hitter of heauxitude, you've probably got to be at least a fiver.

5 Steven Miller: Fountainhead, Hekatomic Cherries, Meat Dingys, Smites, Urbosleeks
4 Fluid Broussard: August Spies, Fountainhead, Strawboss, Urbosleeks
4 Bernard Pearce: The Finished, Frigg-a-go-go, Slow Motion, Yellow Dye #5
4 Jean Torres: Liplovers, Oktober Groundfly, Rare Avis, The Ryans
4 Jason Trahan: Fountainhead, Rare Avis, Three Guys Plumbing, Urbosleeks
3 Wes Bennett: Afangulo, Blitzkrieg, Piece Core
3 Andre Bienvenue: Bubba Daddy, Sanpakus, Stan Brundy Function
3 Chris Breaux: Gin and Tonics, Heads of State, Stitch
3 Jay Burton: Dire Wood, Hekatomic Cherries, Meat Dingys
3 Benny Hasha: Bluerunners, Heads of State, Stitch
3 Krishna Kasturi: Bubba Daddy, Santeria, Zen Bastards
3 Steve Kerin: Brittle Star, Megatron Jones, Smaug
3 Mike Mcbane: Blind Cavefish, Bluerunners, Brown Idol
3 Scott Olivier: Blind Cavefish, Kevin Sekhani Band, One Hand Clapping
3 Ryan Pankratz: Afangulo, Icepick Revival, Santeria
3 Jay Torres: Oktober Groundfly, Rare Avis, The Ryans
3 Kenny Vallot: Chronicles of Hate, Resent, Zen Bastards
2 Chris Deshazo: Frigg-a-go-go, Heads of State
2 Danny Devillier: Blind Cavefish, Smaug
2 Goose: Heads of State, Stitch
2 Jared Sonnier: August Spies, Chainsaw Sex Vikings
2 Supersex: Afangulo, August Spies

Who will unseat Emmer and Fruge from their his/her thrones?

10 Comments:

Anonymous Crack said...

I'm honored. . . to be a. . . Heaux. . . not interested in un-seating the top heauxs theaux. . .

5:40 PM  
Blogger delshaz said...

it's sweet just to be mentioned...
ceremony at my house tonight... i'll have a beer for each one of ya.
ya stinky heauxs...

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

a couple additions?
Ryan Pankratz (sp?) is now in Hooves
plus, Scott Emmer, if you count guest spots, played in One Man Machine
no band heaux list could be complete without Dallas Griffith (yeah i know, he's past your time):
Object at The End of History, Ballistic Missile, (the) Frames of Reference, MattRock & The PowerBoxx.
i know there's more but i don't know the names.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

Damn, Emmer is a band joining machine. Maybe we could get him, Griffith, Ricky W, Dickie Landry and various Urbosleeks to start a Lafayette mega-band. It would be kind of like Acadiana's version of the spice girls. (Deshazo and Jenkins can be roadies.) And Crack, you were the pioneer in Lafayette band joining, making you the head honcheaux heaux. I tip (and empty) the proverbial band condom to you, sir.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Crack said...

Hahahahaha. . . save some of that spunk. . . fer the ladies. . . hahahahah

2:35 AM  
Anonymous mcbane said...

If we're going to be that completist about it, I was the first bassist for the Zen Bastards and played a few shows in New Iberia I think? And I told Ronnie I would play keyboards for frigg but I chickened out.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

I didn't know you played with the Zen Bastards...was that your glorious entry into the world of rock? I hope you got kicked out of the band for something suitably rock&roll like snorting lines off of the graphic on Wade's new skateboard or something.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous rey rey said...

hey, McBane also played drums for Uptown Express,a staple of Local weddings for many years. Lots of Miami Sound Machine, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and the like. It was also my foray into the glamourous roadie life. I balme McBane for ruining my promising career as a circus monkey.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous rey rey said...

In reference to my typo, I have also been known to balm Mcbane as well.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Great Boudenny said...

Ha ha ha, Uptown Express... Mike you closet heaux! When are you going to put some of that up on Soundclick? And when are we going to see the Uptown Express vs. Pastel battle of the wedding bands?

9:23 PM  

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