Larry Hobson-Vocals Dave "Hatman" Propp-Guitar Dave Ewald-Bass Ralph Paolinelli-Drums
COCKTAIL WAITRESSES FROM HELL preceeded AUDIO TERRORISM by a few months and had Dave Propp on guitar instead of Johnny Heathen. Which makes it about '84-'85. I remember CP playing a gig at the River Theater in Guerneville and COCKTAIL WAITRESSES were on the bill. That was when we were hanging out with artist and sculptor Dale Enzenbacher. He did some artwork for CWFH that was made into a t-shirt. It was this sexy, devilish woman with a tail and horns serving drinks. I admired Enzenbacher's great talent and loved his philosophy of life. He was a true free spirit. He jokingly said to me on several occasions, "Hey, I'm an artist I can do anything I want".
Dave "hatman" Propp was one of thee earliest punk rockers in Fresno. He was friends with Richard Wineland in like '77. Dave, Richard and Rick Reneau had a "3 guys jamming on guitars" project that was called the SLAGGS. This eventually became the SUBTRACTIONS.
This is really cool: Dave Propp left Fresno in 1980 for Portland, Oregon. He stayed there just long enough to get into a happening punk band and record a really cool punk 7-inch. The band was SADO-NATION and the record was Mom and Pop democracy. I have the record and it is the coolest homemade punk record. SADO-NATION kept on with much success after that and are still gigging to this day (2003).
When Dave Propp returned to Fresno he got a job as doorman at the Olympic Tavern and continued on in that position for several years into the early 90's. The Oly was mainly a blues bar, but there were some pretty good punk shows there every once in a while. In '91, after major remodeling/expansion the Oly became Club Fred. Doorman Dave always wore a hat. Hence the nickname. I still see Dave every once in a while. He taught me some cool guitar licks. He was/is hella good guitarist.