The Crumbs

Johnny B
Raf Classic
Emil 4 and a Half
Chuck Loose used to be in the Crumbs

See Also: Chickenhead, The Basicks

Let’s start off at the beginning, right? O.K., so let’s meet the Crumbs! Start with Raf Classic, singer, guitar player, and all around scoundrel. Raf has a hankering for the finer things in life: the music of the Ramones and AC/DC (Bon Scott era there, jack), Schlitz beer, and stayin’ up all night. The next guitar playin’ Crumb is Mr. Johnny B., connoisseur of old blues and rock’n’roll records, and all manners of cheap and greasy food. Moving onward… He plays a guitar too, folks, but it’s a bass guitar! That’s right, meet Mr. Emil Four and a Half! Bass player extraordinaire, Emil is a kinda unpredictable guy, with a manner fluctuating between the typically “stoic, silent bass-player type” to tossing his instrument through the drum kit in an adrenaline inspired frenzy. Oh yeah, Emil is also a walking punk rock record collecting fiend. “The drummer” is one Chuck Loose, token coffee addict and stress magnet in the Crumbs. Hoo boy. When he’s not buggin’ out about somethin’ or other, he’s buying silly leather clothes, writing for some stupid punk zine or other, or pushing over his drum set. OK, so the Crumbs play the music they like, dig? Punk Rock, ace… inspired by, among others, stuff by Radio Birdman, Ramones, Dead Boys, The Pagans, Crime, The Stooges, The MC5, and zillions of other bands that played real rock’n’roll. Three chords with a four on the floor back beat and a hatred of “musicianship” and “talent”. O.K., so if ya read this far, and you still don’t hate ‘em, or even if you do, check ‘em out!


L215 Forward Till Death
Compact Disc
(January 1999)

L210 Low And Behold
Compact Disc / 12″ Vinyl
(November 1998)

L187 The Last Great Thing You Did
Compact Disc
(October 1997)

L161 The Crumbs
Compact Disc / 12″ Vinyl
(January 1997)

L169 Heide Sez…
Compact Disc
(October 1996)

L166 Shakespeare
7″ Vinyl
(October 1996)

L100 Slice of Lemon
Double Compact Disc / Double 12″ Vinyl