Talk of label deals were always around. Moonlight Records and Record Bar promoted The Knobs like they were the next Rolling Stones. And Don Dixon (Arrogance) and Robert Kirkland (Arrogance), who both produced their first EP along with Mitch Easter (Let's Active) as engineer, also tried getting them deals, including a slightly post-partied Robert calling the head of Curb Records as 3am, hounding him for a Knobs deal. There was even a showcase for major labels at CBGB's in New York, but no deal.
Without a major record label behind them, The Fabulous Knobs survived until 1984 when Debra left the band. The group renamed themselves The Woodpeckers and added Dan Baird as lead singer. After a year, Dan left to join The Georgia Satellites and kept a song Terry Anderson wrote for the Knobs called Battleship Chains. This song would be the second national hit for The Georgia Satellites giving both the Satellites and Terry a well needed pay check and a gold record to hang on their wall. After the demise of The Satellites, Terry gave Dan Baird another national hit, this time as a solo artist with the song I Love You Period .
Terry and Jack Cornell continue their hardcore party rock with their band The Olympic Ass Kickin' Team . Terry also plays with Dan in the group The Yahoos, while Debra DeMilo will occasionally appear with her band, DeMilo with Arms (featuring Scott Davison from Arrogance).