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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
  • Active: 1980 - 1983
  • Number of gigs played: 4
  • Number of other acts played with: 6
Sceneroller, Oil Tasters, Guy Hoffman, Richard LaValliere , Caleb Alexander
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Photo: Jim Brozek

Richard LaValliere, Caleb Alexander, Guy Hoffman. Photo: Mike Douglas

About This Act

The Wikipedia: 

The Oil Tasters were an early 1980s band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States. The band comprised bassist and vocalist Richard LaValliere, saxophonist Caleb Alexander, and drummer Guy Hoffman.

The trio, founded on Milwaukee's East Side, released a 2-song 45 record in December 1980. It included "What's In Your Mouth" backed with "Get Out Of The Bathroom," a track which also appeared on Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt's compilation cassette release Sub Pop 5 (1981). In August 1981, a three-song EP was released with "That's When The Brick Goes Through The Window," backed with "Earn While You Learn" and "Smoke."

The Oil Tasters left behind an LP recorded for Thermidor (1982), a Berkeley, California-based independent label.

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    • Oil Tasters play "What's in Your Mouth?"
    • Oil Tasters play "Get Out of the Bathroom"

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