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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1985 - 1987, January 31 (Sat)
  • Number of gigs played: 7
  • Number of other acts played with: 20
Sceneroller, 3 Guys Called Jesus, Ryk Groetchen, Robert Labbe, Matthew Rothenberg, Steve Duke
Worked with
  • John Stees
    1985 - 1987, January 31 (Sat)
    Tour manager, Roadie, Equipment tech, Security

Photo by Margarat Nee, 1986.

3 Guys Called Jesus, 1986 (photo by MRAT)

3 Guys Called Jesus; Club Cult, 1986 (photo Margarat Nee)

About This Act

“Ragged, but melodic music, with enough Velvet Underground references to be dubbed pop-psychedelia.” — The San Diego Union, “Back to the future with psyches, mods, garage rock,” Sept. 17, 1985

“3 guys called jesus … were fuc in hot, they played old hits such as Gloria, and there own songs, they would a definite see agian band.” — “San Diego’s Guide Lines Social & Political Magazine,” review of Three Guys Called Jesus’ March 1, 1986, appearance at Jacky Robinson YMCA with Angry Samoans, RasZebraE, Decision

Formed in spring 1985, 3 Guys Called Jesus initially comprised four members: guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rothenberg (formerly of Noise 292); bassist/vocalist Steve Duke; drummer Robert Labbe; and lead guitarist Ryk Groetchen. After Ryk’s departure in fall 1985, 3 Guys Called Jesus indeed became a trio, a lineup that would endure until the band’s last performance in January 1987. Read more:

  • Nid: 4414
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