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Summary
  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1980 - 1980, December 5 (Fri)
  • Number of gigs played: 4
  • Number of other acts played with: 5
Sceneroller, The Sensational Big M.R. and His All Bitchin’ All Stud All Stars, Mark Neill, Bruce Joyner, Tim Hurley, Chris Sullivan, Gary Heffern, Jim Call, Marc DiCarlo, Douglas Farage, Dan McLain, David Farage, Joe Piper, Mark Zadarnowski, Randy Landis
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Promo for Western Audio/ABASAS
The Sensational Big M.R. and the All Bitchin’ All Stud All Stars at North Park Lions Club, Friday, July 18, 1980
Dan McLain (collection Joe Piper)
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About This Act

From Che Underground: The Blog

(Ray Brandes’ exclusive account of a San Diego underground supergroup.)

Part impresario, part cheerleader and all entertainer, Beat Farmer, Penetrator and Crawdaddy Dan McLain had such an impact upon the San Diego music scene in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s that it is difficult to imagine how it might have developed without him. Those who knew him well speak of him reverentially — as a forefather, a catalyst and revolutionary. But it was his personality that endeared him to everyone he met.

Joe Piper, guitarist for the Crawdaddys, Decagents and Bogtrotters, remembers McLain fondly: “Easygoing, friendly, funny and personable, he had charisma out the ass. Dan really was one of the most decent, good-natured guys I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He was an old school kind of guy. He was a gentleman and a scholar, a man’s man. Possibly he’d heard that old saw that a true gentleman will engage in an occupation that risks his life. Would that explain those precarious traverses across beer-slick bar tables like so many ice floes?”

Audio
  • The Sensational Big M.R. and the All Bitchin’ All Stud All Stars play “Burnin’ Love”: Listen now!
  • The Sensational Big M.R. and the All Bitchin’ All Stud All Stars play “Beat Generation”: Listen now!
  • The Sensational Big M.R. and the All Bitchin’ All Stud All Stars play “Who Do You Love”: Listen now!