UPPER CRUST (1995–PRESENT). Lord Bendover (vocals/guitar), Duc D’istortion (guitar), Count Basie (bass), Jackie Kickassis (drums).
Upper Crust dress like eighteenth-century French fops and play like AC/DC. The band, consisting of Lord Bendover (“perpetually at your service”) on guitar and vocals, Count Basie on bass and vocals, the Duc D’istortion on guitar and vocals, and Jackie Kickassis on drums, plays what could be a one-note joke superbly, with songs that celebrate the virtues of being born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth.
The band started in Boston in the early eighties and soon began a long and noble career as the upper class of rock and roll, with hilarious and kick-ass songs as well.
Discography: Let Them Eat Rock (Upstart, 1995); The Decline & Fall of the Upper Crustn(Emperor Norton, 1997); Entitled (Reptilian, 2000); Once More Into the Breeches (EmperornNorton, 2001).