Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires.
Remember when David Bowie fronted an Ohio surf punk band in the 80s? If you were there at The Agora on High Street or at Stache's, or maybe Zachariah's Red Eye Salloon, then you caught it and danced the night away. Surf rolled drums, raging sax skronk, and agit guitar frenzy fronted by kool. Or Koal. Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires were the best band in the Midwest in the early 1980s, at least until the Mats squirted out Let It Be. The Trillionaires released exactly one album and two singles, although I once owned a tattered cassette tape marked only "13th floor" with studio recordings of unreleased classics like Beach Bum, alongside alternate takes of the album trax. That tape is long lost, and I regularly rue its demise. Ronald himself graced the Monthly Planet cover in garish green relief. Legend sez that Zappa told Ronald that he made Bowie look like a fake.
They had the goods and their sole album is a Lost Classic.
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