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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: Unknown - 1986
Sceneroller, The Ideals, Maure Silverman, Tony Paulerio, Carl Rusk, Ray Brandes, Paul Carsola
About This Act

From Ray Brandes on Che Underground: The Blog

At the beginning of the summer of 1981, the Ideals (comprising 18-year-old Ray Brandes on lead vocals, 17-year-old Tony Paulerio on lead guitar, 20-year-old Maure Silverman on rhythm guitar, 17-year-old Paul Carsola on drums, and led by 14-year-old prodigy Carl Rusk on bass) were gearing up for a summer of Point Loma keg parties at $50 a performance.

The band, whose short career had reached a pinnacle opening for the Penetrators at Mission Bay High School’s prom, played mostly rockabilly and early rock and roll, with Eddie Cochran’s songs making up about 50 percent of our set list!