Sunday, May 15, 2011


,A Roto Rarity! "Jollity Farm". We stole it from the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band who in turn stole it from a 78 by Leslie Sarony w/ Jack Hylton & His Orchestra.

Thanks for listening!

Monday, April 11, 2011

RRGTCB backs David Steinberg on his 1976 LP

Don Novello, a.k.a. Father Guido Sarducci, opened for us a few times. Roto co-wrote with Novello "Tears on the Dashboard". We recorded a demo with Don. David approved and we recorded it "for real" with Mr. Steinberg's plaintive lament over the high cost of gasoline (remember, this was 1975). "Some loves are like cars, they're born not to last"......etc.

Squeaky sax solo by Mabuse.

The ROTO Horns on Peter Alsop's LP 1976

Solo artist Peter Alsop was RRGTCB's opening act for many Ice House performances. For his Flying Fish LP "Asleep At The Helm" Peter enlisted the section work of the "Roto Horns" for "sweetening" on 4 of his songs. Prominently featured on the title track, "Doin' It For You", "The Young Woman Disco" and "When You Ask Me First" we enjoyed the session and were very pleased with the results.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

RRGTCB @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre 1/30/1975

Our "big time" concert with a "big name" opening act !
And Dr. Demento as MC!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

And shortly after our performance the Ash Grove burned down

Thanks, Erika a.k.a. "Fifi"


The 1963 "Production Band" trombone section in L.A. Co.'s annual Battle Of The Bands

It's Awf d'Walle------ It's Sgt. Charts

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And Then The 4 Remaining Rotos Pressed This

A Baxter Original
"Gonna Be Mine Tonight"

"Mack The Knife"

Both were recorded and released after the departure of Dr. Mabuse.

(Above scans OBVIOUSLY do not properly reflect the "roundness")

Vinyl Releases - Roto and Beyond

The 1976 Roto 4 song EP

Side 1
1. Breakout
2. My Love

Side 2
1. Ticket To Home
2. Million Bucks

I think we pressed only about
100 of these. We sold them at the Ice House and at other gigs around town.