Thursday, July 10, 2008

Single Bullet Theory

Originally called X-Breed, Single Bullet Theory was an artsy, tastefully punk, British invasion-influenced band that was part of Richmond's rock 'n' roll scene in the late-'70s/early-'80s. It was one of the better groups in the era that may have featured more good locally-based bands than in any time in the last 40 or 50 years.

Mike Garrett (vocals, guitar and sometimes a sax) and Dennis Madigan (drummer) were the two guys who were with the band its entire life (1977-84). As an aside, both guys played on the J.W. Rayle team in the Fan District Softball League (Garrett at third base and Madigan in the outfield).

About 20 years ago writer Barry "Mad Dog" Gottlieb chronicled the band's history for Throttle; the piece is reprinted here.

The video above of "Keep It Tight," was shot by Jerry Williams and played on MTV. And, here's the link to a second SBT video at YouTube -- click here.

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