Layabout performance - 1982
(Left to right) - Ralph Koziarski (Sax), Alan Franklin (Lead guitar, vocals), Mel Rosas (Drums),
Ralph Franklin, (Base), Stephen Goodfellow (on guitar, vocals).
We were absolutely scared shitless. This was our first performance
and our sound was really rough. Wanting to have as much control as possible so that we
might pull it off, we talked Mel into letting us perform in his very cool studio on
Bagley, downtown Detroit.
At the time I was playing rhythm
guitar, and since I'm one of those people who can't
walk down the street and chew gum at the same time, I continually fucked up.
Shortly thereafter, the band members disarmed me, taking away my guitar and really pissing
me off, but I soon discovered that being free to concentrate on the theater of singing and
connecting with the audience.
Our friends were kind. They said the music was...interesting, although the singer in
the sweat soaked shirt screamed too much.
Ralph Koziarski (On far left) has wailed sax with us from time to time, offering us a