It was the Butthole’s first trip to the big city and Scott & Gary caught them in all their psychedelic desert drug haze glory. Following in the footsteps of fellow Texans the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, they unleashed a devastating performance. Priceless interview too. Gibby informs Scott of the pride he felt in his former occupation as an accountant. Buttholes actually wanted Scott to go with them to MTV the next day and screen the t...Read More
Public Access TV: The Scott & Gary Show
Scott & Gary's first episode taped in Maryland, their first one-hour show, and no one knew quite what to expect. They had established a relationship with kindred spirit Jeff Krulik who ran the Public Access Studio, who kindly invited them to tape some episodes. They knew just a few folks in the area, but their show had been airing there and was getting good feedback. The feedback must have spread because they had a fantastic turnout! ...Read More
Little Beastie Boys and Girl (Kate Schellenbach of Luscious Jackson), during the era of “Cookie Puss” mania. See the early stages of their charm in insightful interview. Driving them to the studio they went on about how they shouldn’t have to do small stuff like cable and that they were going to be big stars. Took us twenty years to figure out that one of the songs they performed, “Egg Raid on Mojo” was about them tossing eggs at a bo...Read More
Members of the tangerine marshmallow underground ring true like a Carnaby Street dream. In this episode Gary and Scott face off in the battle of the Jerry Colonna ("who?”) impersonators. Scott opened the show with an impassioned plea for First Amendment tolerance. See, they had been distributing our show to public access systems in NYC, Boston, Austin, Minnesota and San Francisco. They thought Seattle would be a great addition. Howeve...Read More
Scott & Gary thought it proper to start inviting back some of their favorite guests to see how they were and what they were up to. Well, the talented Mr. Vaughn was up to mucho. He drove his ‘67 Rambler into the audience’s hearts singing songs about love gone not-too-good, love gotten better, dumping your lover and keeping your lover forever. And then something about France and Jerry Lewis. Providing the sensitive accompaniment was th...Read More
Prime ½ Japanese. Personal victory for Scott & Gary was getting these superstars. Brother David did not make the trip. With Don Fleming (Gumball) on guitar, the brilliant Jon Dreyfuss on sax and Mark Jickling on guitar. This was their Valentine’s Day Show, which gave Scott the opportunity to wear red. Sure laugh now, but back then red overalls looked pretty hip.
Come all ye Heathens to Scott & Gary's Christmas episode. Oh wait! It’s the kind of Alter Boy that believes thou shalt be pummeled with sonic intertwining guitars. On this episode Gary decides to use Danny Barfman’s video dating service. He’s still waiting for a response.
The famous first episode of "The Scott & Gary Show," filmed in black & white. Ben went on to write theme music for "Third Rock" and "That '70s Show," and has worked with classic artists like Charlie Feathers, Joe South and Alan Vega. Features the original combo of Lonesome Bob on drums, Aldo Jones on stand-up bass and Gus on accordion.
Always blazing (behind) TV’s ever changing technology, Scott and Gary attempt Public Access’s first 3D broadcast! Featuring the quirky nerd pop and poetic flourishes of the Beatoes. Hailing from inner city Baltimore the band presented matching shirts, wry lyrics, and odes to polyester slacks and Mad Dog 20/20. This was the second band to feature an electric rake. Scott and Gary also pay tribute to the great serials of the past with ep...Read More
Recording for cool indie label Twin Tone, a native Minnesota-ian, and living in a comic book shop (no joke) made Curtiss A a natural for Scott & Gary. His disk was full of hard plucked electric guitar ditties with some out-there lyrics. Producing this episode was a wee tense. Twin Tone kept promising that Curtiss was going to call. But he said he had lots of trouble finding a phone. The label rep said "We have this other band called T...Read More
Crawling from the swamp that had birthed Philadelphia’s fabled Sick Kids, the Yahoos put the rockin’ in rockin’ bones. They had just worked on an EP with Lux and Ivy of the Cramps producing and were itching to spread their batwings and let it rip. Gary and Scott also drove to the hoop to play some one on one and give a strong argument for 1970s style tight-fitting basketball shorts.
Intense pop rock with moody introspective lyrics. This episode includes a commercial for the cult film, “Terminator Exterminator." Scott attempts the spinning plate on a pole schtick he had seen on "The Ed Sullivan Show." To avoid injury he used paper plates.
Containing past members of D.C.'s legendary Chumps along with future Workdogs, No King sounded the way Scott thought The Dream Syndicate was supposed to sound. Their manic beat urban dramas were the perfect accompaniment to their fancy black dress cocktail party. Inspired by "Playboy After Dark," this episode was the social event of the season. The black tie audience spilled onto the stairs and around the studio drinking champagne and...Read More
New York Crunchabilly. Rip snorting stampede of roots rock and roll fueled by Alligator Wine. One of Scott & Gary's favorite bands who actually opened for The Banshees at Radio City! A great bunch-o-guys who have had numerous releases. They later wound up living in Spain spreading that good ole rock and roll religion.
Dr. Eugene Chadbourne, future Shimmy Disc impresario Kramer and drummer Licht. Scott gets a lesson in playing the electric garden rake. The Shockers played one of their prototypical alternative freak-outs. This episode also featured the suave Danny Barfman and his Dating Service. Television at its anarchic best.
The original home cassette artist (close to 250 releases), and son of Sun session man Bob Moore makes a very rare live appearance. The Nashville transplant weaves his cult like influence over all who require a daily dose of eccentric pop. About one hour after the taping this episode was available on cassette through Stevie’s mail order catalog! Talk about quick turnaround!
This was Scott & Gary's Bar Mitzvah episode, number 13. They needed a real man’s band and got it with the Clintons' twangy country rock with a hint of glam. The Clintons were staple of New York’s cow punk scene, and this episode had the best looking couples ever seen slow dancing on Public Access TV. Scott & Gary did their wrestling promo years before it was considered good family entertainment. The Clintons management was also involv...Read More
The Cookies were a very young band of garage poppers. They gained a footnote in music history by being the band that decided to go to Athens Georgia and showed up on the front porch of REM’s Peter Buck’s home and begged him to produce a 45, which he did.