Lucy's Fur Coat

Charles Ware: Vocals | Mike Santos: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Tony Sanfilippo: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Rob Brown: Bass guitar | Scott Clark: Drums | Scott "Scoots" Bauer: Drums

Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock

Sound description: Alternative pop rock.

RIYL: Wolfmother, the Scramblers, the Coolest Band in America

Breaking News

Their delayed reunion performances at the Casbah will now take place on September 19 and 20.

Upcoming Local Shows

Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 1991

Influences: The Ramones, Iggy Pop, the Deftones, X, Wolfmother, Reverend Horton Heat, Dig

Background:

Lucy’s Fur Coat formed in 1991, with rhythm guitarist and chief songwriter Mike Santos on lead vocals. Deciding they needed a more prominent front man, they added lead vocalist Charlie Ware. Other original band members included Tony Sanfilippo, guitar; Rob Brown, bass; and Scott “Scoots” Bauer, drums.

With a powerful rock sound and Ware’s spastic dancing, the band became a huge local draw. They signed to Relativity Records and released Jaundice in 1994. The band toured extensively throughout the United States in support of the record. The song “Treasure Hands” received extensive airplay, especially in Southern California.

Internal struggles within the band led to drummer Bauer leaving, replaced by Scott Clark. But the band members felt their record company never fully supported them, and friction between the band and its management with Relativity led to the band being dropped from the label. The group broke up briefly. In 1998, the band reunited and recorded a new CD, How to Survive an Air Crash on SBH Records. Although Santos wrote the bulk of the material and played on two tracks, he had left the band. Lucy’s Fur Coat continued as a four-piece and soldiered on, mostly playing at local clubs. However, the band failed to generate major label interest and again the group broke up.

Santos, Ware, and Sanfilippo formed the band Pumphouse with Petey X of Rocket from the Crypt. Santos and Brown formed the country band the Scramblers with former members of Malachi Crunch and Deadbolt. In 2004, Santos formed the group the Coolest Band in America, which released the CDs Air Conditioned and Memo.

Lucy’s Fur Coat has reunited several times over the years for one-off shows, including a 2008 set and a September 2015 performance.

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