“Around 1980 I was working at a drag bar and the idea of forming a band that used aspects of drag mixed with my fascination with monster movies and characters seemed like a perfectly acceptable reason to start a band.” ~ Doug Clark
“I brought Ron Reckless into the band because we wanted to make fun of all the incredibly annoying hardcore bands that started touring all over the country. It had become so that the emphasis wasn't on presentation or content of the bands or their songs of the time, but just on how fast you could play. So we started playing with all these crappy hardcore bands in order to make fun of them and to show that we knew how to play. Actually Mighty Sphincter was started to make fun of the entire punk scene in general, I mean if you look at the lyrics of every song on the first two albums, it's just that apparent. "Impetigo" was actually a song that made fun of one of the local girls who had to be "punk rock" and had gotten impetigo from a homemade peircing. Anyways, making fun of the entire punk scene worked. All of the band has always focused on making fun of everything, even ourselves. Christians, gays, punk rockers… Nothing was sacred when it came to being made fun of and we took every opportunity to do so, and still do.” ~ Doug Clark
The band has had numerous line up changes, this is a list of the various members.
Doug Clark – Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Ronnie Rexless – Vocals
Gregory Hynes – Drums
Joseph Vito Albanese – Bass, Cello
Terry Kloth – Drums
Anthony Cabara - Guitar
John Gillian - Drums
Bill Butler - Drums
Sean Gully - Bass
Bob Judd - Keyboards
Bam Bam - Drums
Bill Yanok - Vocals
Doug Gauss - Drums
Debra Qualtire - Backing Vocals
PLEASE REFER TO http://www.atakra.com/mightysphincter.htm FOR MORE INFORMATION, as what I know was learned from that page.
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