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Written on The Best Knoxville Band Ever #1: The V-Roys:

As far as I'm concerned, you got the top 3 right on. But I would have put Teenage Love at #4. I mean, "Impurities"? "Corn Dog"? Their sloppily beautiful cover of The 5 Twins' "High School"? Classic.
Also, not trying to toot my own horn, but...beep beep; a couple of MY old bands should have been on here, too.
a.) The Clintons- I know they're on here, but WAY DOWN the list! C'mon, Clint Clinton, sexiest frontman in Knoxville! He wore the Knoxville's Best Band championship belt 'til Todd Steed hit him w/ a low blow while the ref wasn't looking! What other band could write the "Smoky Mountain Wrestling" theme song, and play it in ACTUAL wrestling rings?
b.) Boy Genius- Did not even make the list! Wow, we were signed to a major label and put out (I think) a good solid pop-punk album that was probably ahead of its time (read: Fall Out Boy, et al). And w/ the whole Scott West thing, I figure HIS old band would warrant at least a mention...

Written on The Best Knoxville Band Ever #3: Smokin' Dave and the Premo Dopes:

I remember the first time I ever saw Smokin' Dave, at Saturday Night On The Town (SNOTT) in I think 1985 or 86. They opened up for Hard Knox (!), and got heavily booed by the mulleted, spandexed crowd. And Todd kept saying, "Screw you, Knoxville! We're never coming back!", as they were being pelted with stale beer. As if they were some world-renowned band that was gracing us with their presence! For me, it was the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship w/ SD and the PD's that I still carry on to this day...

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