Submitted by Jesse Wininger, Drummer and Singer: Common Ground
When Kevin (Book) had announced on Band Nut earlier about doing some reunion shows of Chet & The Molesters, I checked my band schedule and finally I had the chance to hear these guys after 20 years. Back in their heyday (1989-93) I was playing 6 nights a week at 3 different Executive Inns or chasing around an 8 year old son. A little after 10, the balls to the wall, in your face, full throttle rock & roll that is Chet & the Molesters, kicked off the first set.
By 10:25 if you weren’t there already, it was standing room only, [ club owners take note: hire these guys and make a lot of money w/the bar take], and remained that way while I was there. Chet is a drummer that I really admire for his chops and solid groove, Kevin is laying down the bass, and is THE rock vocalist around here with the pipes to hit the upper register notes, Nick is one shredding guitarist, replicating Slash, Eddie V/H, Jimmy Page with ease, Jimmi the only band member I’ve never met, is also the other guitarist that kicks ass. Nick and Jimmi compliment each other well, switching between rhythm and lead breaks. What I like about this band is the is no lag between songs, no one is standing waiting for someone to call up a song, unlike some bands I’ve been in myself. All I can say now, is that this is my favorite local band, and I hope to catch another show soon. They have the stage presence, sound, talent to play anywhere, and have to be one of the best bands I’ve seen, and I’ve seen many. Oh and if it’s too loud, you’re too old…Part song list 1st set, that I recall…Black Dog / Nothin’ but a good time / Interstate love song / Mr. Brownstone / Limelight / Life in the Fast Lane / Ain’t That a Shame and an original song “Gone Fishing”…