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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Where are they now?

Among the landslide of obscure musicians' names mentioned in this long but interesting forum post titled "rock stars who went back to work," I learned that:

  • Justine Frischmann of Elastica has been a teacher.
  • The bassist for Jesus Jones was a bartender in Chicago.
  • Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple, etc.) worked as an airline pilot for a while, before joining Kansas.
  • Topper Headon (The Clash) has been a taxi driver (and possibly a herion addict).
  • Rick Buckler (The Jam) now makes a living restoring and selling old furniture.
  • The B52's Kate Pearson has a motel.
  • Moe Berg (anyone other than me remember The Pursuit of Happiness?) has a regular DJ gig at a small pub called The Tap.
  • Greg Norton from Husker Du runs a restaurant outside of Minneapolis.
  • David Lee Roth now works as an emergency medical technician in New York.
  • Philip Kramer of Iron Butterfly went on to become a rocket scientist before he disappeared (apparently killed in an auto accident).

And last but not least:
  • "the drummer from metal church works at the ace hardware store in olympia, washington (i know this because i worked there too, and on his application, he wrote under previous job 'drummer for metal church')."

2 Comments

Blogger monocle_man said...

Here's one more for the monocle crowd:

Douglas Schemske is a pretty influential plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Washington. He was the drummer for REO Speedwagon but quit before they made it big.

9/21/2005 01:48:00 PM

 
Blogger waterlovinguy117 said...

According to long-lost journalist Boxall, Rocky Ericson of the 13th Floor Elevators works in a Texas bookstore.

For a good look at fame gone away check out "The Work of Director Spike Jonze" and watch the extra "What's up Fatlip."

9/21/2005 03:34:00 PM

 

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