Burwell, Beloit WI, “I
really like all the different guitar sounds you use, both acoustic and electric. I think the solo on "Come Back Baby" has
got to be one of the most exciting and dynamic I've ever heard. You've got the rock'n'roll feeling down pat yet the
solos are also melodic. Too many guitarists showboat and lose that pure, (and economical), feel that come through clearly
on all of your songs. I was wondering about your production. Do you use vintage recording equipment?”
SB’s “Thanks for your kind words Fred. Actually, my
Fender Jaguar is vintage, & so is my Sears Silvertone amplifier. I use some old mics such as my AKG D190e that I bought
in 1976, but I also have new mics as well. The actual recording process involves a mix of old and new equipment. It just depends
on what the situation calls for. The main objective is keeping the feel of the
music, so that’s achieved a lot of different ways. Vintage stuff is great if it’s used the right way!"
Sara Matthews, Hollywood CA “Your band has played all over the world. What was the most interesting or disasterous gig that you played?”SB’s “Well the best gig that we played would be the Notre Dame festival
in Wichita Falls. It was a gathering of Catholic girls schools
from all over the area, (West Texas, Oklahoma, etc.), and there was over 10,000 screaming girls around 15 years old, and the
stage was a bunch of bails of hay! There we were, up on this “hay stage” and when we put our mouths on the mics,
we saw sparks! So we ended up playing an all instro surf set. The crowd loved it!"
Charlene Nowack, Los Angeles CA “What are some artists you were inspired by?”
SB’s “Well, there are so many we’d have to include
on a list
For starters, you could include; Frank Sinatra,
Holley, The Beatles, The Ventures, Dick Dale,
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Borodin, etc, etc.To try and name everyone that has been important to us without leaving people out isn't possible
really. But we hope that our own style comes thru in our music as well. And the reviews that we've received have acknowledged
our original style so we're happy."
Cucamonga, CA “This isn’t a question, but I bet you
guys don’t have the guts to post it in your FAQ section! I’ve been searching for you on the internet for a couple
of years now, and I see that you finally have a website. Remember me? I’m the girl who was nice enough to let you stay
at my house after one of your concerts. You said that your band needed a place to stay, so I let you because my parents were
out of town for a week. Was I ever sorry I agreed to it! You ruined the carpet with your enormous amounts of food you tried
to eat but spilled, you both used the kitchen and bathroom sinks as a toilet, & when I caught you, you said “oh,
is that a sink?” Yeah, like you didn’t know! Speaking of food, not only did you bring in a feast from your beat
up old van, but you ate EVERYTHING in the house! You also used my parents phone to make crank calls, and to call pay sex numbers.
You both suck! Speaking of sucking, I also caught you both with my next door neighboor’s daughter, in what you later
described as a “Sprague Brothers sandwich!” Gross! She’s only 19! What are you guys, like 30? Just cause
I wouldn’t sleep with you, both of you roamed the neighborhood looking for “chicks” as you called them.
You destroyed our house, you owe us money, and when we contacted Hightone, they said you owe them money too! Losers! What
have you got to say for yourselves?”
“That must’ve been some other band. Write us with your phone number and we’ll go out sometime and talk
about it. Oh, by the way, are you hot?”