OUR HISTORY:

A NUMBER OF YEARS BACK, 8 OR SO, WHILE SITTING ON THE GRASS IN THE FRONT YARD OF FELLOW CAR CLUB MEMBERS MIKE AND TINA BELL'S HOME WAITING FOR THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA. TWO GUYS (LONNIE HYDE AND DALE BURKE) DISCUSSED PUTTING A BAND TOGETHER AND PLAYING FOR THEIR CAR CLUB AT A LOCAL CHARITY EVENT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS IN OCTOBER. NEITHER ONE HAD PLAYED IN OVER 8 YEARS, BUT OH WELL, WHAT COULD IT HURT? WITH NO NAME , BORROWED DRUMS, A HANDFUL OF SONGS AND A COUPLE OF FELLOW MUSICIANS, A TEMPORARY BAND WAS FORMED. ONCE THE WORD GOT OUT TO SOME CAR CLUB MEMBERS, ONE OF THE MEMBERS, BRIAN MAZE, DUBBED THE BAND "LONNIE AND THE LUGNUTS". AFTER STRUGGLING WITH RE-LEARNING AND REMEMBERING ENOUGH SONGS TO DO 4 SETS, LONNIE SAID HE HAD A COUPLE OF ORIGINALS IF WE WERE INTERESTED. AFTER LISTENING AND PLAYING A FEW IT WAS DECIDED TO TRY AND PUT ENOUGH SONGS TOGETHER FOR A POSSIBLE CD. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF "STEP ON IT", WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY JEFF MILES, THE OTHER 12 ARE WRITTEN BY LONNIE HYDE (WHO HAD CONCEIVED A COUPLE OF THE SONGS INCLUDING "SURFERS PRAYER" DURING THE VIETNAM WAR). IT WAS ORIGINALLY AGREED AFTER THE FIRST GIG, THAT THE BAND WOULD STAY TOGETHER AS LONG AS IT STAYS FUN. THE REST IS HISTORY.

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THANKS:

THANKS TO OUR WIVES: KAREN, TERRI, JEANNE, MARGARET, AND SHERRY FOR NOT FILING A MISSING PERSONS REPORT DURING THIS PROJECT.



THE LUGNUTS WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL THE REST OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR ENCOURAGING US TO PUT THIS CD TOGETHER.

THE LUGNUTS APPRECIATES THE SUPPORT OF WILLIAM BOYLE AT ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN MUSIC, DAVE AND JULIE ZIERENBERG AT HUMMINGBIRD STUDIOS, TOM DEERING AT DEERING VALVE AMPS (TONE FOR MILES), MIKE HERNANDEZ FOR HIS INCREDIBLE ART WORK AND RAFAEL ESTRADA AT TOM'S MUSIC.



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