From Ralph’s Pic of the Week:
One of my band's (VINNY), was a popular band that played the RAT in the 70's. We opened for the POLICE in 1978 at the RAT. … It was during that time, in the mid 70's, when I became Vince Shazam. I had created this character of myself, and used it where ever I went. I was handful for sure. Many of my friends who knew me back then, will testify to that. Just ask guys like Jacko, Crop, Stevie, Zap, Johnny and a million others. … I did record an album with the Cars Drummer David Robinson producing. It was called Olas De Sexo. It was on EAT Records which became Ryko Disc. I also did a couple of videos, one of which appeared on MTV. My last show with the VINNY band was at The RAT in 1984, and we opened for the Red Hot Chli Peppers. It was their first gig in Boston.