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For all you fans that have visited before, we have just
added a NEW PAGE of JESSE as of 3/23/99 Take A LOOK!
This band sad to say is
no longer and they were one of the best we have ever heard. A true shame
, another "victory" to commercialism and who they decide to back. I lost
my faith in the music industry at about this time. Two cd's to their credit
both totally excellent , kick butt rock n roll. Great lyrics and awesome
rhythm. I am aware of two videos of theirs that MTV actually played. Tainted
Angel and Tug of War both were done well. Tug of War being more mystic
and leaving one thinking. Tug of War was played at one in the morning once.
It was the last time that I went out of my way to tune in to MTV's station.
As this was a true insult. Shortly after the band had to give up and go
another route. More commercially acceptable without their lead singer.
Here are the members of Southgang and their own descriptions from the Tainted
From a fanclub guestionaire. Thought some of you would enjoy it.
Butch Walker:guitarist Why: why ask . Eyes:Yes, two. Hazel. Height
and Weight:6'2" 175 . Hobbies-writing music and recording. Influences:
Walt Disney, Ace Frehley and Gary Moore. Fav Movie: Kiss Meets the Phantom
of the Park. Fav Colors: Black/Purple & Red. Fav food: chis on a stick.
Animals: Cats "Bo& Dior" Describe Yourself: Gilligan's worst nightmare.
Comments: Be true to yourself , don't be a follower, be a leader. Drugs
Mind you alot of this might have changed but all of us change.
Looking to the past sometimes has the answer to our futures.
Jesse Harte: lead vocals and crowd ambushing. Why? why not. Eyes:
hazel. Height/weight: 5'8" 135 . Instruments preferred: Shure/Ovation Hobbies:
sports and socializin'. Influences: Everything from Beatles to Black Sabbath.
Fav Movie: Basic Instinct. Fav colors: Blonds. Fav foods: mexican and Chinese
. Animals: yes we are. Describe yourself: My personality is like the sea,
some of it shallow, some of it deep. Comments: Believe in yourself and
stand up for what you are, unless you're a psychotic killer....
We cannot figure how Southgang got placed under the "Glam Band"
section of rock.We know when they were Byte the Bullet , that was more
glam but they changed so much and got stuck with the tag. That seems to
happen to alot of bands. They are not allowed to grow and change.
We cannot see where it fits them at all. Even reviews that were
not complimentary had to
give these boys credit. They could play that music. Influences
include but not limited to
Aerosmith, Zepplin, Boston, and old Kiss.
Moving out to L.A. in Jan.89, they worked hard and all types of
work to get their music heard.
Playing clubs such as the Roxy, and Whiskey A Go Go, soon they
got some of the recognition
they deserved. Mags like Screamer, Metal Hammer (swedish) and Metal
Edge did their part for awhile
in Southgang's career.
Their first release was
"Tainted Angel" (produced by Howard Benson and Desmond Child) in 1991 under
Charisma. A full length tape that really made me love this band for their
talent! Absolutely worth the effort it might take to get your hands on
this one. One of the first fanclubs that I ever took the time to join.
Second in 1992 was "Group
Therapy", better even than their first which we hadn't thought possible.
Alot of effort and thought went into this one to make a collector's dream.
Magnificent ranging from ballads to rockin tunes that will vibrate the
floor. We will be putting the lyrics to some of these songs up as time
goes. Along with pics and a more in depth review of this band.
Jayce Fincher: bass attacks, groove settin', bottom holding, backup
singin. Why: voice . Eyes: green. Height/weight:5'10" 155. Hobbies:running
and basketball. Influences: Wizard, Tom Hamilton, John Paul Jones. Fav
movie: Fried Green Tomatoes. Fav colors: Black, deep green and purple.
Fav foods:Veggies, sushi, Chinese, German beer. Animals: kitty cat . Describe
yourself: Spontaneous, no holds barred. Anything for a laugh! Comments:
When being punched in the face, Duck!
Mitch McLee: drums, background vocals, and general loudnesses.
Why: because it works. Eyes: blueish/green Height/weight: 5'9" 148 Born:Niles,
MI Hobbies: working out, ping pong , basketball, and veggin out in front
of the tube. Influences: John Bonham, Tommy Lee, Steve Smith, Buddy Rich.
Fav movie: Scarface Fav colors: cherry red , teal blue. Fav foods: Ital/Chinese/Mex.
Animals: Two dogs "Shekeila"/"Baby"& Parrot "Rock". Comments: Thanks
for all the killer support.
As we are avid collectors
of anything on this band please email me with any info or items or just
to chat about them. Any fans of theirs give me a yell. I admit to being
partial to Jesse Harte and his voice and miss him on the music scene .
Jesse Harte: Lead Vocals - Mouth
of the South. (my description follows) One of the best voices we have ever
Mitch McLee: Drummer - Drum sluggin
& Beer chuggin.
Butch Walker: Guitar - Six stringin
& Back up singin
Jayce Finch: Bass - Bass walkin
& Crazy talkin
Here is an interview typed out by Stacey. Again whom we thank very much for her help. It is in three pages. Hope you enjoy.
Here are two pics of the guys as "Byte the Bullet" which is before
One is at an after show party and does not include Jayce but probably
For any interested, some
of the members of Southgang have continued as a band named "Floyd's Funk
Revival", which changed to Floyds Funk.
Now three of the members
are in a band called "The Marvelous 3", they are playing rock pop or happy
rock, not Southgang but more radio friendly I guess you would call it.
Butch is now doing the vocals. They have sound clips on their website so
drop by and give a listen if you can.
MARVELOUS 3 nice site.
is the first of their tapes/cds
Here is a blooper from a Virginia flyer. Shows what my homestate
is like. *smile*
They are the first rock band to ever tour China!! They crossed
30 days from 1-26-93 to 2-26-93. I saw some of the pics in Metal
Edge from this tour but
they were so tiny that I don't think I could put them on the pages.
I think the guys had alot of fun while they were there. They did
a cover from one of the rock
personalities from China and the fans really went wild. Recognizing
the music from one of their idols
whose music was banned from his own country.
I will continue to search and
retrieve all that I can.
Okay folks here's more Southgang
HERE ARE THE PICS DONATED BY SQUIRTDOG, COME ON IN AND MEET HIM AND LOTS ON THE BAND!!!! We decided to give him a chapter to work with.
on map for more Jesse Harte!
Southgang was homebased from
Rome , Ga. A true loss for the fans when they split up.
I have given you info on the
rest of the band and alot of folks have wrote asking about Jesse the singer
of Southgang. Well I got the shock and thrill of finding a note from him
in my email. Thanking all of us that still enjoy Southgang's music. He
is fine and healthy and happy in L.A.
Jesse can be heard on a cd called "Hollywood Underground" co produced
by Jerry Dixon
and Erik Turner. Under Ear Candy Records... Can be found in Metal
Edge under an ad for Perris Records.
Should you ever drop by this
page again Jesse, We want you to know that alot of people still think of
you often ............ and thank you for your gift to us.
Email me at [email protected]
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