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Andy Prieboy


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A self taught musician and songwriter, Andy Prieboy was born in California but raised in the industrial wasteland of Northwesten Indiana. He joined his first band at 14. But it was not until the late seventies, when he found himself a part of San Francisco’s then burgeoning Punk Scene, that he began to focus his abilities fronting and writing for Eye Protection, a band whose music, in the forgivable exuberance of youth, Prieboy once described as “neo-classical anti-broadway urban rock ‘n ‘roll.” Though failing to capture the public’s imagination, this tag aptly described the cultural car wreck of the band’s musical intent and product. Eventually heroin, poverty, and obscurity conspired with one band member’s religious conversion causing the band to die, fatally crushed under the weight of it’s motto. It was at this point that an L.A. production company whisked Andy away to Hollywood where he was to be groomed to “become a star.”

Sadly, this grooming was not as thorough as it might have been, had this estimable organization produced something other than fancy receipts to mask “the producer’s” Wal Mart Sized drug habit. And so, when the Feds moved in, Andy was unceremoniously dumped in to the sky’s-the-limit world of rock-musicians-reduced to working retail .

Oddly enough, it was here, In the course of socializing with other penniless rockin’ retailers ,that a serendipitous meeting occurred with the members of the newly Stan Ridgeway-less, Wall of Voodoo. Facing a dubious, often scathing press, Andy went on to tour the world and record three albums with the band for the rest of that decade. During this period, Voodoo scored a hit in Australia with The Far Side of Crazy, a Prieboy composed love song based on the poems of John Hinkley Jr.


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  • activewaste

    I really hope that the stats are only because few people are on Only 167 listeners for the amazing Sins of our Fathers album, and only 81 listeners for When the Heart Awakes, a masterpiece!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dgleadbetter

    You can check out a fresh interview with Andy over at It's pretty sweet.

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • real_bigblack

    Real good tunes. Hope to hear new songs from Andy in 2010

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • strajnic

    Hats off to Montezuma!

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Hark02

    It is great to hear him back after 13 years. Hope he makes an album or two. I would love to hear "White Trash Wins Lotto" at last...

    22 Dec 2008 Reply
  • WoodenFloor

    has anyone heard his new stuff? on youtube 'bands' and 'pricks up front' Fucking incredible.

    4 Dec 2008 Reply

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