|ALTERED FEATURES 1980 at Davey Fowler's
L yo R: Wendy West-vocals Dale Stewart-gtr Steve Mercado-gtr
June Beard-drums Joceylin Fedrau-bass
|ALTERED FEATURES 1980 at the Bucket-Fresno State
Wendy West-vocals June Beard-drums Dale Stewart-gtr
off camera: Joceylin Fedrau-bass Steve Mercado-gtr
|The first band Joceylin and I attempted was a band with Wendy
West and Larry Gone in 1980. June Beard (from NBJ), was on
drums and it was called ALTERED FEATURES. Our one gig was
at The Bucket at Fresno State and I set up my boombox on record
at the back of the club to record our set. The interesting thing
wasn't the band, we mostly sucked, but a couple of guys who
noticed an unattended tape recorder rolling, saw an opportunity
and took it upon themselves to make comments about the band as
we played our set.
At the time I was ticked. But, what was I thinking leaving an
unattended tape recorder running with a bunch of drunk guys
standing around? It's funny as hell now. In a thuggish voice: "Hey
man......what's up? (chuckle)...I don't know but these guys really
suck.....(chuckle chuckle)jukebox!, jukebox!, jukebox!
.....who are these guys?.....I don't know, but they sure
suck......(chuckle chuckle)" ALTERED FEATURES did some
recording at Fresno City College but shortly thereafter we went
our separate ways.