Message Number: 0001
Date: 04/28/1997; 02:08 AM
From: Bill Bates, firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, all you Long Island folks probably know about the Good Rats (founded 1965) but hardly anybody else does. (g) You gotta love a band with the motto: "Always blame it on the dead guy!".
After the Fudge years Vince Martell would occasionally jam with the Marchello brothers' band, The Good Rats. We'd love to hear from any of you fans who actually attended one of those gigs featuring the Good Rats and Vince Martell.
FYI: The Good Rats have a very nice web site of their own at:
The Good Rats sell their cd's, t-shirts etc at the site as well as keepng their fans informed of recent events. Last time I checked the Rats are planning an official reunion show this summer at Calico Jacks, Oceanside, Long Island,NY. They also have an entire song from their latest album on a WAV file you can listen to for free at their web site.
I SAW GOOD RATS IN THE 70'S AT CLUBS AROUND NY. I WAS AT A SHOW WHEN THEY SAID THIS WAS THE FIRST PERFORMENS OF "TASTEY" THE ALBUM, I HAVE ALBUMS, TAPES & 8 TRACKS. I HAVE TO ASK VINCE ABOUT YEARS & DATES WHEN HE JAMED WITH THEM. I LOVED "GOOD RATS"
I'm planning on getting some Good Rats cd's pretty soon and "Tasty" is one that is still availible. Any information you could provide us about Vince's jamming with them would be very appreciated. All the best, Bill.