Desperation Squad

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Desperation Squad
Origin Pomona, California, U.S.
Genres Avant-garde, Punk Rock, Outsider Music
Years active 1984–present
Website http://www.desperationsquad.com
Members

Mr. P
"Papa" Bob Jones
Ian Crosstown

Vidal Lepe

Desperation Squad is a rock and roll band from Pomona, California. They played their first live show on May 19, 1984 and are still active as of 2012. They toured with the Warp Tour in 2001 and 2007 and gained an international audience when they appeared as semi finalists on the first season of Simon Cowell's "America's got Talent". They are currently playing the Punk Rock Picnic on April 26, 2012.

Drummer Alan Waddington had previously worked with Steve Jones and the band The Unforgiven in the mid-to-late 1980s in Southern California.[1]

Members[edit]

Original 1984 lineup[edit]

  • Mr. P - vocals
  • Alan Waddington - drums
  • Jeff Nixon - guitar, vocals
  • "Papa" Bob Jones - guitar
  • Laura Kovach - bass
  • Ian Crosstown - trumpet

2006 lineup[edit]

  • Mr. P - vocals
  • "Papa" Bob Jones - guitar
  • Ian Crosstown - drums
  • J.P. Maramba - bass

Current Band Performers[edit]

  • Mr.P-vocals
  • Bob Jones-guitar
  • Ian Crosstown-drums
  • Vidal Lepe-bass

Other featured players[edit]

  • Becky Hamm - vocals (1985–2000)
  • Dave Carpenter - bass (1987–1990)
  • Mark Givens - keyboards (1985–1988)
  • Elaine Donaldson - vocals (1984–1985)
  • Caroline Topalian - vocals (1985–1986)
  • Dan Scratch - bass (1991–1993)
  • The "Alarm" - bass (1993)
  • Rod Curtis - bass on "That Thing" recording (1983)
  • John "Rockin' in the Free World" Harris - bass (2005)

Discography[edit]

  • (In Memory Of) The Soul Cleanser (1988)
  • Hot Diggity Dogs (1990)
  • I Am The Mayor (The Rock and Roll Mayor) (1993)
  • This Is Our Demo (2001)
  • A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit Neil (Neil Diamond Tribute CD) (2005)

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