Monday, March 14, 2011

The New Earth Rhythm Band was one of nearly two thousand unsigned bands who submitted a song to Chicago's WKQX radio station to be considered for their hometown album in 1978. Calling the song "Pork Butts" was a bold strategic move concocted by percussionist Roel Trevino, who was certain it would make their submission stand out amidst the hundreds of songs with "love" in the title. Their tape did stand out, not because of any ham-assed gimmicks, but because of the music, which one amused judge described as Kool & The Gang meets "Peaches In Regalia".