| Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com |

Post new topic Ernest Bovine, Sneaky Pete and Thumbs Carllile
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Ernest Bovine, Sneaky Pete and Thumbs Carllile
Roger Rettig


From:
Naples, FL
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 8:48 am    
Reply with quote

On my earliest trip to the USA (Spring, '82) I bumped - almost literally - into Doug in a music store on Ventura. Renewing our acquaintanceship (we'd met before in London) was fun and he also directed me to 'Calamity's' - a music venue nearby.

I don't suppose it's still there but it may be.

I was grateful for the tip! The band was 'The Shut-Outs' - Sneaky Pete was on steel and the incomparable Thumbs played his Telecaster and sang. MusicMan amps abounded in those days.

I'm sorry for the quality of these photos but it's all I have. While I'd imagine that Doug's Chevy van is long gone, perhaps his licence-plate still survives?





_________________
RR
Emmons LG3 D-10, Zum Encore
(Real men play 'Day'!)


-------------------------
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jack Stanton


From:
Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 9:12 am    
Reply with quote

Great pictures, Roger!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Earnest Bovine


From:
Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 9:31 am     Re: Ernest Bovine, Sneaky Pete and Thumbs Carllile
Reply with quote

Roger Rettig wrote:
While I'd imagine that Doug's Chevy van is long gone, perhaps his licence-plate still survives?


Found it! and here it is on the C6 guitar that I got out to get ready for SWSGA in 2 weeks.
That photo is in the parking lot behind Valley Arts.

View user's profile Send private message
Earnest Bovine


From:
Los Angeles CA USA
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 9:32 am    
Reply with quote

Bob Regan and Rosalie North (Mrs Greg Humphrey) on guitar, Garth Hudson on keys. The club was in Torrance, formerly "Latitude 21" featuring tropical entertainment by The Aliis.
Greg used many many players in The Shutouts but the group that played the most was Greg & Rose, Steve Duncan, Jack Daniels, Dan Tyack, Doug Atwell, and me (on keys, never on steel). This was in the days when all the discos converted to Urban Cowboy.
View user's profile Send private message
John McClung


From:
Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 1:18 pm    
Reply with quote

My band Elvis Montana played Calamity's a lot in the early 80's. Fun place, manager was a PITA. Really cute South Bay waitresses. The Shut Out's were one of the most-booked bands there. Think the name later got changed to All You Can Eat. The club is no longer there. Fond memories, including one night with Vince Gill sitting in, he was a South Bay resident and friend our our singer, Laura Sinclair.

Me on MSA D-10. Norman Stepansky on bass behind Vince the Dreamboat.


_________________
E9 INSTRUCTION
Mullen pre-RP D-12 9+10 / Zumsteel S12 7+6 / Rittenberry SD-12 8+5 / Li'l Izzy / Webb amp / Stereo Steel combo amp-preamp / JBL, BW & Telonics speakers in Telonics cabinets / Hilton and Telonics volume pedals / BJS bars / George L strings & cables / StealSeat.com pack-a-seat / Macintosh computers / This Space for Hire / Burma Shave
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Roger Rettig


From:
Naples, FL
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 1:28 pm    
Reply with quote

So Vince had a triple-0 Martin even back then? Great pic, John.
_________________
RR
Emmons LG3 D-10, Zum Encore
(Real men play 'Day'!)


-------------------------
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Skip Edwards


From:
LA,CA
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 2:02 pm    
Reply with quote

Calamity's!! I used to play there a lot back then. Sharp-eyed folks will recognize Garth Hudson behind Thumbs.
What a great band the Shut-Outs were...really awesome. It's too bad that Sneaky, Thumbs & Greg are no longer with us...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Bob Blair


From:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 8:05 pm    
Reply with quote

These photos are killing me!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dave Zirbel


From:
Sebastopol, CA USA
Post  Posted 2 Jan 2019 8:34 pm    
Reply with quote

Good stuff!
_________________
Dave Zirbel-
Sierra S-10 (Built by Ross Shafer),ZB, Fender 400 guitars, various tube and SS amps
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 3 Jan 2019 2:28 am    
Reply with quote

I used to play their "PacMan" game on breaks .
_________________
Desert Rose S-10 4+5,GFI D-10 8+5 Mullen G2D-10 8+5 Carter D-10 8+5,Blanton SD -10 any amp that isn't broken.Steel Seat.Com seats...Licking paint chips off of Chinese toys continously since the mid 50's.Peavey Nashville 112,and LTD ,Sho-Bud Bill Groner Bars.Christmas tree amp.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and steel guitar accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum



BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron