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Nawgahyde are the self-described "Kings of Mustache Rock." The band was formed in late 1972 by the Texas brothers Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth along with their cousin Skeeter. After a few rehearsals the band noticed that “somethin' sounded funny." It was soon discovered the band had no bass player and at that moment stepbrother Florida Lee was added to the line up. It was around this same time that the band trademarked the phrase, "I'll Kick Your Ass™."
In the summer of 1977 the band was on the cusp of “makin’ it big” when tragedy struck. At a fourth of July barbecue, Fort Worth, in an effort to impress his brothers, tried an outlandish practical joke that went horribly wrong. Houston recalls, “All I remember is Fort Worth standing there with a can of beer in one hand and a roman candle in the other. I'll never forget his last words…’Hey, watch this!’”
Determined to keep rolling, the band soon added guitarist Nacho, who they found standing outside of a local hardware store looking for employment. Incidentally, this store was later franchised and eventually became part of the chain known as Home Depot.
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