Deth Specula is a Santa Cruz "neo-bronto" five-piece rock band. Deth Specula was one of the first ten bands on The Internet Underground Music Archive and used the Internet to broadcast a live music concert from the Cowell Courtyard at the SCO Forum held on the University of California in Santa Cruz on August 23, 1994. This was the first time a live music concert was broadcast over the Internet and the second netcast ever. The first song ever broadcast in a live concert over the Internet was "Internet Band", a Deth Specula parody of the Grand Funk Railroad song "We're An American Band".
- Tim Ruckle / Timmy Rotarian - Lead vocals
- Kameran Kashani / Malcom McCameron - Lead guitar
- Marty Stevens / Kozmo - Rhythm guitar and vocals
- Jon Luini / yam - Bass and vocals
- Robert Boucher / rAsTRo! - Drums and percussion
- Eric Davis / Sharky - Engineer
Deth Specula formed in 1989 to create a rock video parody of the Sex Pistols song Anarchy in the U.K. called "Anarchy at SCO" for use in the SCO Follies, a company sponsored musical comedy revue produced each year by the employees. Deth Specula continued to make video parodies for the SCO Follies in subsequent years and branched out into playing at local night clubs. On March 9, 1994 CNN used the Deth Specula original "Careening Continental" as the lead in and out for their "Showbiz News" segment on IUMA. On August 23, 1994 the band broadcast a live concert over the Mbone. In 1995 they played in the UniForum Battle of the Bands in Dallas, Texas.
Over time Deth Specula became more of an original rock and ballad band than a parody group although they retained their sense of humor as evidenced by originals like "Baboon Liver", "Crop Killer", "Reagan Mask", "Gutterslut", and "Get Even More".
- Weasels and Cream - an 8-song cassette
- A 3-song demo tape
- The Deth Specula Compilation Video - music videos including "Anarchy at SCO", a parody of the Sex Pistols song "Anarchy in the U.K."
- Santa Cruz Operation
- Multicast backbone (Mbone)
- Internet Underground Music Archive
- Severe Tire Damage (band)
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