Formed in 1980, Houston's Three Day Stubble is more a psychedelic circus than
a rock band. Led by guitarist Brentley Pusser and a singer equally capable of
Beefheart-ian growls and Prince-sque falsettos, the trio romped through
exotic and acid trips like Boogin' Around and
Hurly Whurly Man on the
self-produced cassettes Friendly Park Survivors (Nerd Rock, 1981)
and Nerd Rock (Nerd Rock, 1982).
The relocation to San Francisco made a lot of (artistic) sense, since the
Stubble endorse the aesthetics of underground legends like the
While adjusting to the new climate, the trio expanded to a flexible line-up
of amateurs, including Brad Laner of Medicine.
Monster (Fart Blossom Enterprises, 1986) is an extreme example of their
art, equally divided between gratuitous jamming and surreal ditties.
With a second guitarist and a new bassist, the band recorded
Wafer Of Darkness (Nerd Rock, 1991), a stylistic quantum leap in
that it attacks soul and funk.
Veteran drummer Sal "Don Bolles" Mussolino
Germs) jumped on board for
Festival of The Wedding Of The Sea Goat (Nerd Rock, 1993), distinguished
by the Stone Lizard Angina boogie.
The Figshta Diaries (Nerd Rock, 1998) is a rock opera, specifically
meant for the stage, about a girl's descent into personal and social hell, a
sort of post-punk Tommy that deals such nonsensical blows as
Pee Pee Pee Poo and Baby Butt Baby.