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  • AKA: Jimi LaLumia and the Psychotic Frogs
  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • Active: 1981, September 25 (Fri) - 1981, September 25 (Fri)
  • Number of gigs played: 1
  • Number of other acts played with: 1
Sceneroller, Jimi LaLumia & the Psychotic Frogs, Jimi LaLumia, Ricky "The Duke" Staal, Tommy Raccanelli, Peter Scarlata
Performed with
  • Johnny Thunders
    1981, September 25 (Fri) - 1981, September 25 (Fri)
  • Donna Destri
    1981, September 25 (Fri) - 1981, September 25 (Fri)
  • Cherry Vanilla
    1981, September 25 (Fri) - 1981, September 25 (Fri)
  • Jayne County
    1981, September 25 (Fri) - 1981, September 25 (Fri)
About This Act

From Punk Globe interview with Jimi LaLumia:

It was intended to be a one off novelty,because others started running with the idea, and I knew it was just a matter of time until there was a record; and so, Jimi LaLumia & the Psychotic Frogs was born: i'd never been in a band before,never made a record before, I was busy helping/managing others..and then suddenly, 10,000 copies of the single sold 'right out of the box' ,as they say, in 1977, and there was a demand for a next record, and live shows, so I put an actual band together.Worldwide, magazine guys who hated disco jumped on board; we got attention in Trouser Press, Gig, a jazz publication, DownBeat,Billboard, Variety,Circus,The NY Daily News,Rolling Stone put us in "Random Notes", the UK Melody Maker featured us as a single of the week(thank you,Ian Birch)and it just snowballed from there.As I mentioned above, even PUNK Magazine paid

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From Classic Rock History:

Jimi LaLumia and The Psychotic Frogs were a fascinating group. On one hand, you had a trio of musicians that were playing hard tight rock grooves balanced against the self-described maniacal vocals of Jimi LaLumia. It worked perfectly! It was a unique sound that captured the essence of the punk scene in all its pissed off glory; yet there was a fresh spark of originality that separated the band from other groups of the time. It was the big balls lyrics of LaLumia that made the group so special.

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