October 19, 1954
National City, California
Skid Roper (born Richard Banke, 19 October 1954 in National City, California) is an American musician active in the 1980s and early 1990s. He has recorded with several groups including surf band, The Evasions, but is best known for his work with Mojo Nixon between 1985 and 1989.
With Nixon, Roper served mainly as an instrumentalist. He commonly played instruments such as the washboard and the mandolin. Since parting ways with Nixon in 1989, Roper has released three solo albums. The first two albums had a much stronger country influence, and were considerably less raucous than his work with Nixon. Roper also formed a surf band called Skid Roper and the Shadowcasters.
Roper's latest CD, Rock and Roll Part 3 was released in 2010. A passionate creation, which took 10 years in the making, Roper plays guitar, mandolin, organ, harmonica, percussion & whistling. Skid sings each track and wrote all but one song.
With The Evasions
- Son of Surf! (1981)
With Mojo Nixon
- Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper (1985)
- Get Out Of My Way! (1986)
- Frenzy (1986)
- Bo-Day-Shus!!! (1987)
- Root Hog Or Die (1989)
- Unlimited Everything (1990)
- Trails Plowed Under (1989)
- Lydia's Cafe (1991)
- Rock and Roll Part 3 (2010)
- Mendoza, Bart.Skid Roper Man of Mystery San Diego Troubadour. 2010-08. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
- San Diego Reader Skid Roper Entry
- Sanford, Jay Allen.Skid Roper Heart Shaped Pie Pan San Diego Reader. 2010-10-28. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
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