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Genres Thrash metal
Years active 1987–1997
Labels Ty Fy Records
Associated acts Marilyn Manson
Past members Dan Fontana
George Kokkoris
Barry Alpert
Jeordie White
Shawn Rogers
Jon Somerdale
Chad Steinhart
Bob Franquiz
Mike Pallans
Bobby Blanton
Justin Gonano

Amboog-a-Lard was a thrash metal band from Florida. Formed in 1987, the band was notable for its membership of Jeordie White who went on to join Marilyn Manson.[1][2]

Amboog-a-Lard was originally formed in 1987 by Dan Fontana, George Kokkoris and Barry Alpert. They practiced in the garage of the Kokkoris family, and their first gig was in early 1989 at "The Treehouse" in Hallandale, Florida. Jeordie White and Shawn Rogers finalized the band line-up. In 1990, Dan Fontana replaced departing Shawn Rogers as the vocalist of the band; at that point, the band committed to recording a demo at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida. For the next two years they would gain notoriety in Florida and open for larger bands such as Anthrax, Exodus, The Ramones and many others.[citation needed]

Barry Alpert was asked to leave band by Dan Fontana in 1992 due to personal and musical differences and was replaced by Bob Franquiz.[3] Along with him a keyboardist, Chad Steinhart, joined the band. That same year Amboog-A-Lard's Jeordie White won the award for Best Rhythm Guitarist at the first annual South Florida Slammie Awards. In 1993, the band released their only album titled A New Hope (recorded at Studio 13 in Deerfield). Jeordie White left the band in December 1993 to join Marilyn Manson. In 1997 Amboog-A-Lard would be disbanded by its last original member, Dan Fontana.

Band members[edit]

  • Dan Fontana - Guitars, vocals (1987–1997)
  • George Kokkoris - Drums, backing vocals (1987–1993)
  • Barry Alpert - Bass, backing vocals (1987–1992)
  • Jeordie White - Rhythm guitar, bass, backing vocals (1989-1993/4)
  • Shawn Rogers - Vocals (1989–1990)
  • Jon Somerlade - Drums (1993–1997)
  • Chad Steinhart - Keyboards, sampler (1992–1997)
  • Bob Franquiz - Bass, backing vocals (1993–1994)
  • Mike Pallans - Guitar
  • Bobby Blanton - Bass
  • Justin Gonano - Bass


Points of interest[edit]

  • Barry Alpert and Jeordie White were roommates until Alpert's departure.
  • Bob Franquiz, after touring with seminal hardcore act Strongarm, became the pastor of a church in Miami Lakes, FL.[4]
  • Amboog-a-Lard songs are available as free MP3 files on Jeordie White's homepage.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jeordie White's biography
  2. ^ "The Concept Behind "A New Hope"". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. 
  3. ^ [Miami New Times, 1/05/94]
  4. ^ [1]