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eyevocal

eyevocal

12. Januar 2021
"Cub [Koda] was a great friend of mine and, like most who knew him, I loved him dearly. He called me 'Billy Lee' and I played keyboard for The Uszniewicz-Tones. Honestly. The true story of that 'band' is this: When Brownsville Station toured, Cub would scour Salvation Armies and Goodwills looking for bizarre garage singles, then bring them home and we'd hoot at their weirdness. One drunken night The Station, along with several roadies and friends, recorded a couple songs called 'Surfin School' & 'Cry On My Shoulder' (discovered on Junk Shop 45s) which Cub then had pressed up himself as a single on his own label called One-Shot Records. On subsequent tours he would 'distribute' copies, leaving them in various Goodwills in an an effort to 'pay back' the Universe for all the incredible singles he had found. When Greg Shaw actually found one and reviewed it in 'Who Put the Bomp' we thought we would die. Eventually he offered some of those tapes to Norton and, amazingly, they bought them. We were dumbfounded. Being a writer, Cub created a quasi-fictional past for the group which he referred to when writing the liner notes for the albums. But I always thought The Truth about the songs' origins was just as amusing. I could never say too much good stuff about that guy. He was a wonderful friend and I still miss him greatly."
"We had a lot of fun drinking beer and doing them and then laughing at how amazing they sounded the next day. A great memory for me is recalling Cub with wrap-around shades, beat up Goodwill sax in hand, snapping his fingers and leading that 'band' in those ridiculous send-ups."
--William R. Small, Steve Hoffman Music Forums.
christrevor

christrevor

6. Dezember 2020
"King Uszniewicz" was actually Cub Koda. Surprised this isn't more widely known.

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