As you can see below Bruno DeSmartass left a comment on the original Sluglords post. It answers quite a few questions I had about the band........
I never lived with Ted Falconi, (shudder...:) though we are good friends. I went on tour with Flipper back in '84 and '85 when Will and/or Bruce were to sick to tour. I've played with them over the years on and off, culminating in 2006-7 where we did a lot of touring and playing at the Fillmore with the DKs and at CBGBs in NYC the last week before it closed. I'm a glorified Flipper bench-warmer.
So, as Bruno says, the cd is available HERE.
It has 22 tracks, including the remastered Trails of Slime 12'', plus unreleased and live tracks; at $9.99 to download it's unreal value for money. I can really recommened it, I've got my copy already and it adds to the original 12'' really well.
So, onto Goofball and ....to my eternal shame, I wasn't aware they existed. They are: -
Bruno DeSmartass - Guitar, lead vocal (Flipper, the Sluglords, Bad Posture, Red Asphalt)
Mike Ingram - Bass (Los Cerveceros, Koolie Cat, The Texas Manglers)
Jay Smith - Drums (Rhythm Pigs, Tragic Mulatto, the Cinnamon Girls)
After spending a morning listening to this on repeat, it's right up my street. Great stuff, wtih everything I loved about Bruno's previous bands evident here. Check them out for yourself Goofball.
You can download/buy their cd from here. I bought my copy this morning and, if you pardon my French, I fucking love it.
Thanks for the great music Bruno.
The sites below are a nice time travel through Bruno's career and all have something special to offer. I remember Red Asphalt from a million years ago, but what I don't remember is thinking "Fuck, these are good", which I did when I heard them this morning. There are a few MP3's to download two of which, Red Asphalt and Goodbye Sunshine are really good; quirky in a poppy Zappa sort of new wave way. Work that one out if you can.
A few sites that are well worth a look see: -
All pics shamelessly stolen from the MySpace sites :)