John F Rickinger I happened to find an old reel to reel recording of you, Rich Piontek and myself at an early 1969 "Peace Valley Connection" practice doing Na Na Hey Hey this weekend. As old as the recording is, the three part harmony was killer. Some things don't change.
John F Rickinger Although a lot of band practices "Dawn of Creation and PVC were at my folks house. I recorded it at Falls Drywall. So many memories of dad Piontek letting us practice there whenever we wanted too. Your folks, Rich's and mine supported us to be who we are today.
Dave Kearns I think 1973 was the first time I saw PVC at a dance at the Sussex Community Hall. You guys inspired me then and still do today.
Mike Truttschel Dave, I believe I have recording of PVC at The Community Hall in 1973 that was lifted from an 8 track tape. No kidding! An 8 track tape
Mark Kenney Wasn't that the main reason the band dissolved? A huge argument whether the Frito truck should get a brake job, or a louder horn?
Mike Reilly May 5, 2015 - I gather the "Frito truck" was the band equipment vehicle, anyone have pictures of it? Dean, you goys should write a book!
Mark Kenney Yes, Mike Reilly, we used a Frito truck to haul our stuff. We had to buy that when our Hearse died
Mark Kenney I guess truth really is funnier than fiction.
Dean Joecks Mark Kenney, were you with me
Mike Truttschel 1955 Cadillac hearse. Torpedo bumpers. No brakes and a sign in the back window: "bad breath is better than no breath at all."
Dean Joecks Mark Kenney, were you with me when I picked up those two hitchhikers in the Hearse?
Dean Joecks Anyone remember how long it took us to find the gas cap?
Dean Nolde not to mention the lobsters...
Dean Joecks I still don't think we're allowed in that place Dean Nolde!
Mike Truttschel Changing the flat tire on the side of the freeway. The jack wouldn't go high enough so we borrowed a shovel from the farmer to dig into the gravel. I wished I had a camera to capture the looks we got digging with a shovel next to this hearse on the side of the road.
Dean Joecks And I've been in the delivery business ever since Mike Truttschel!
Mike Truttschel You lucky stiff!
Dean Nolde - PVC at the Community Center in Sussex — with Mark Kenney, Mark Kenney and Mike Truttschel, Mike Truttschel, Bob Forness, Dean Joecks and Dan Evert. Mike Truttschel Mark Kenney far left, Looks like Bob Fourness on trombone. January 22, 2011 FB
Mike Truttschel That's when we had hair.
Mark Kenney I hate to be picky, but one of us, either me or Mike, is playing the wrong chord. The formation is correct, but we are not on the same fret. If we were playing 'At the hop' then I was correct. If we were doing 'Smoke on the water' then Mike was right. It doesn't matter, Bob had it wrong regardless!:)
Mike Truttschel Either way, Joecks would come over to one of us in his diplomatic way and ask "On the next one would you mind playing the same song as the rest of us?"
Bob Inda I just noticed that this was the moment we needed more more Cowbell!!!!
Bob Inda I think Marks hair still looks the same. must be some gray in it now
Mark Kenney My hair hasn't changed too much, but my damn mustache turned white!
Mark Kenney If Bob is playing the cowbell, that means that I was playing the wrong chord. Bob played the keyboard on 'At the Hop'...Rats! Hey! Who can name the Cornerstone's Motto for that float? January 26, 2011
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