Last night I photographed a highly enjoyable but truly oddball set in Toluca Lake Calif. by 3Hab, the power trio brigade of Ahab/Rehab (LINK) as these exceptionally adept industry pros discharged volley after volley of Hendrix, Cream, Thin Lizzy, Johnny Winter and even Lulu covers. James "Apache" Hawkins, one of L.A.'s finest hard rock guitarists ended up on bass, bassist Clackers on guitar, and drummer Tony became an entirely different person...
Club apparatchiks then barked something about being too loud for Toluca Lake as 3Hab tackled several ditties from The Who's Live at Leeds, prompting an attorney in the audience to quip "Turn it down, I can hear you guys from right over here!" Perhaps the club personnel were uncomfortable with anyone sporting a pink guitar singing Lulu's "To Sir With Love," however manly and soulful.
Above: Robert Morfitt, 3Hab's Tony Matteucci, Krista Wood and Anne Marie; below left- fetching tableau of Al TeMan, beautiful Leslie Knauer and Tony Matteucci. Leslie (LINK), onetime Precious Metal singer and currently in Naked Hand Dance with Al, also helmed vocals in Kanary with Tony (see T-shirt logo) for over a decade; right, contemplative Anne Marie enjoys 3Hab's controversial wall of sound...