I was the original bass player for "The Repellents" After we disbanded "Musical Suicide" , I married Greg Stout, the original Bass Player for Toxic Reasons (War Hero, Drunk and Disorderly). We have one daugher, Bianca (yes, after Bianca Jagger) 19 and a soon to be 1 year old Grandson named Liam (after Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Check out their photos! I also played hockey with and against men and was actually more well known for that in this city than music. After years of playing and coaching, I had an injury to my spinal cord and am totally disabled.
What bands are you or have you been in?
After quiting "The Repellents", I moved back to Cincinnati and formed "Musical Suicide"
We took the Bad Brains all over town buying every bit of smoke we could find - it was hilarious. I remember the Rasta man conversation too haaaaaahahha!
'Freak Show' was never played again by us, true - that 'circus music on acid' feel was all yours hon! I hum that bass line all the time, it is etched in my brain, what little's left of it!
Good to hear from you!
No, the Repellents never played the JC again after you left as far as I know. We went on I guess until 1985 or so, then Yukki, Dave Jr, Rapper, Ricky and I started the Primates in late 86.
I'm guessing on those dates
The Repellents re-formed in the early 90s and made a demo called "Rocker Bob' with Dave Jr, me, Julie on bass and Ivan (Eric Stouder) on drums.
Our reunion show a few months back went great - theres a DVD of it I can send you and some music off the board recorded live, too.
We also got ALL the Repellents recordings on one CD.
Haha about that Rickenbacher guitar - glad you still got it.
I bought that thing for 75 bucks as I recall. I always thought it looked wayyy cooler than it sounded! haaaaaaaa
I can just see you with a big Rick bass!
Do you still have that Electra bass? Those things are now worth a few bucks. I loved that bass.
I'd appreciate the tulip Rick sound more now; I always went for a loud and wretched tone back then.
Christ I guess I've had HUNDREDS of guitars over the years - I kept that red Dean Explorer I always played, love that monster.
Niles lives very near you, in Fairfield. He's doing good as a clothing designer of all things. And like me, a nut.
I also have a daughter Opal in grade school.
I still have a vast music collection.
I'm in two bands here in Bloomington - SickSickSicks [got no singer right now; we are playing instrumental shows with good response] and an unnamed project with Mike Emmett of the World-Famous Scraps on bass. Itll be a power trio.
I was in a band called KromeJob, I can send to a CD if you like. I was also in Pizzle for many fun years too.
Send me your email; if I missed any questions you asked, remind me.
Love - Lumpy
Hi Jakki - Hope you got a chance to hear the recording I made of Musical Suicide's July 1, 1984 show at Modern Times in Broad Ripple. Got your whole set recorded on a low grade cassette using a cheap Emerson jam box under a pile of leather coats. Years later, ran it through lots of sweet outboard gear to get the most out of it I could. It does include what may be the only existing recording of Ben Shipman's song "No Spoons." That was a great show!!!
It has been posted in the permanent MP3 archives of MFT under the "bands" section.