in my crappy apartment drinking too many weidemans and
reading scene magazine I came across an add looking
for a singer... The tag line cracked me up: "champion
cover band attitude a must!"... So i had to call. Ended
up in cleveland at Dieters with his friend John who
were starting a "dark" band... Well, hate is a dark
emotion, I think, so I'm in... Dieter and I begin pasting
songs together in his pad with his guitar and my lyrics,
sticking to the "under 3 minute" rule... Otherwise we
figured it would just bore the shit out of people...
We went through a million bass/drummer combos, and John
eventually gave up (after a sad thing called "avalon"
with John & his girlfriend, cal from Uzizi, and me on
drinking and droning)... Rep Tyler/Pete (of the Reptiles)
jumped in along with Jenny Tobias (Ghost Sonata) for
our infamous GGE Records tape and a debut at J.B.'s
on Helloween 96... Another member shift leads to David
James (D.O.S..) joining on bass and Steve Mckee (F-models,
Scream Theatre, They Say Then) beating them pagan skins...
this line-up stayed thru till the end (aaaahhhh...the
After we recorded the EP that never happened (12 inches
of Slave Cave)... Dieter decided he didn't want to play
at our up-comming gig (the first show in nine o' clubs
new "Picasso's Grave")... since it was already advertised,
Dave found stunt-guitarist Stephanie to fill in the
shows we already had booked... and Sleaze Cave limped
into the past...r.i.p.