|Spring - Frustrated with
the solo show's lack of business progress, Skafish forms a new
band. The group consists of jazz-based guitarist Cary Mott, keyboardist Kyle
Johnson, Gary Indiana bassist/saxophonist Karl Young, and female drummer Sandy
Krupa. Sandy is a relative of
legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa and had toured with Spencer Davis in America.
Pushing the envelope once again, Skafish strips and throws his underwear into
the audience while singing a new piece, “I’d Rather Be An Abortion.”
The band has energy and shows definite promise, but certain members are
inherently uncomfortable with the outrageousness and the theatrical intensity of
the performance. The act plays one
benefit for the Chicago homeless and two local club dates, breaking up
after a few months. After the new group disbands, Skafish refocuses his
energies into the solo show, while still performing with Javier Cruz's
Winter - Skafish performs gritty dance music behind
female strippers/nude dancers at a local restaurant/bar.
Running a drum machine, playing bass synthesizer with the left hand, and
lead synthesizer with the right hand, Skafish sings and raps on top of the mix,
often improvising words and music on the spot.
Luckily, Skafish quits the gig 1 week before a police raid sends
employees, patrons and dancers, (who are also soliciting prostitution) to jail.
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