Speedball JR is Scorchin Sacha on guitar, Beatgirl AleXandra on Bass, Freaky Frank on drums and Electric El on Hammond. The band was formed in the summer of 2000 during Ghent’s (surfcity Belgium) famous surf explosion. They originally played more traditional surf rock like Dick Dale, Bobby Fuller Four and the Ventures. You can hear these influences on their first studio session which was recorded at the end of 2000 at Peter De Veire’s yellow ape studio.
Later on they developed a more trashy sound with more garage and sixties influences and started to write their own tunes. The band also gigged with a number of cool surf bands like Jon & The Nightriders, Slacktone, Dick Dale, The Wangs, among others, all the time they were honing their sound and finding their own place among these contemporaries.They also supported Bo Diddley at one of his final shows ever.
The first full CD “Whiplash” was recorded in 2003 at Zamans Catfarm studio and was released by Drunkabilly Records. This album is also available on vinyl and includes a video which was shown on the TMF,the Belgian MTV.
The second album "For the Broad Minded" was recorded at CCR in Deinze and released on Green Cookie Album in 2006.
The third album "Treble in Paradise" also on Green Cookie was released in 2011 and is selling like hot cakes!
Speedball JR continue to Gig all over Europe, Bringing their intense reverb soaked liveshow to festivals and venues near you! So put on your shrunken head necklace, steal your grannies ironing board and surf on down to a venue near YOU!!!
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"Cool! Thanks for sharing your story. That is intersting: the show in which you saw Tek, Morgan, and Gillespie on one stage is the tour that my personal friend, Al King, drummed for them (he and I were in a couple Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti bands together,…"
"UHHHHHH....NO , BUT , GOOD GUESS. GIDGET HAS A FOLK GROUP THAT'S GETTING NOWHERE WITH THEIR WHOLESOME SOUND AND IMAGE. SO , WHEN THEY'RE OFFERED A SPOT ON A LOCAL TV SHOW , THEY DECIDE TO DRESS ALL IN…"
"IT'S EMBARASSING , I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANY OF DENIZ TEK'S SOLO MATERIAL , except for one single. I could be mistaken , tho'. I have that Dodge Main CD (Morgan , Tek and Wayne Kramer.) , and the live Powertrane CD…"
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