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    Neat piece of EBMM swag - NAMM 1991 content - Biff Baby's All-Stars

    A buddy of mine (let's call him Mike) that used to work in a local music store told me the story YEARS ago about the craziness of 1991 NAMM and the Morse/Lee/EVH jam. I was visiting with him last night and he pulled out one of the old pick-shaped tickets that he kept after the convention was over and gave it to me (how cool is that?). Here is his recollection, as best I can convey. Probably not interesting to many, but I always get a good laugh out of it.

    Word had gotten out that year about the EBMM-endorsee all-star jam and as soon as the doors to the convention opened, everyone bolted for the DOD/Shure/JBL booths to get one of the tickets. There were at least 2 shows, maybe more. The lines at the booths to get the tickets were ridiculous. Later in the evening Mike, being the type not to give up easily, decided he and the rest of his crew should scope out the area after the first show. By the time they get over to where the show is, there's only about 10 minutes of the set remaining. A bouncer is at the entrance and the only way to get in is with one of these pick-shaped tickets: one door in and a separate door out. My buddy notices the exit door on the other side; apparently guys were heading out the exit door toward the end of the show to hit the restrooms and were just tossing their pick-tickets onto the ground. He walks over, scoops one up, and heads back over to the entrance door. He hands it to the bouncer it heads on in. Score 1 for Mike.

    The music is almost over, however he gets a good lay of the land: the stage is about 3 feet high off the ground and the first row of seats is about 15 feet back, so naturally there's a huge space of nothing between the stage and the first row of seats. This gives him an idea and he heads out to meet the rest of his crew. Somehow during the course of the day they had meet up with a sales rep lady who apparently had all kinds of connections. Somehow she got Mike & crew and herself a ticket to the next show; Score 2 for Mike. By the time they get in line and get inside, the place is packed and the only seats left are in the rear. Mike, not to be defeated, walks right up to the front edge of the stage and plops down on the ground. The rest of his crew joins them and pretty soon they're getting heckled for sitting right up against the stage on the floor. However, this soon gives way to others joining them up front and the once-empty space gets filled up pretty fast. Score 3 for Mike.

    Funniest part: so they're sitting right up against the stage, close enough that the lady (who had been partying most of the evening along with Mike and crew) decides to reach out and try to see if she can touch the volume pedal going to one of the rigs on stage. Out of nowhere, none other than Big Poppa Sterling Ball swoops in and yells "HEEEEEY!! DON'T TOUCH THAT!!!!!"

    Here's the ticket:




    And here's a photo from the show that I found elsewhere online. Notice what looks to be our own Luscious in the background on the bottom two pics!

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    Dang - what a find!

    A true memento of "Eddie's Guitar Rumble" - as Musician Magazine called it on the cover of their May 1991 issue. Musician Magazine closed it's doors many years ago, so the text of that article is online here: stevemorse.com: Musician, May, 1991

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    Great story!
    Thnx for sharing!
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    To this day the writer of this piece is on my hate list....not dislike...hate....It was supposed to be an article about my band Biff Baby's Allstars....very clear in advance EVH was one piece It was guys playing for the love....Musician magazine was supposed to have us on the cover It was a hack job. I run into the writer from time to time and only wish him ill will.
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    Interesting... the plot thickens...
    I sure wouldn't want to be on BP's poop list.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    To this day the writer of this piece is on my hate list....not dislike...hate....It was supposed to be an article about my band Biff Baby's Allstars....very clear in advance EVH was one piece It was guys playing for the love....Musician magazine was supposed to have us on the cover It was a hack job. I run into the writer from time to time and only wish him ill will.
    Sterling,

    It was definitely an unflattering piece - I apologize for bringing it up...

    Was definitely an epic jam and wish there was a better account of it...

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    It would have been fun to watch the jam but I hate anytime someone takes advantage of someone's good will...that mag was never one I bought anyway...

    Just read that article what a turd ball...prob the worst article I ever read...
    Last edited by KevTN; 02-11-2017 at 08:17 PM.

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