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Christopher Titus North on the Rattlers/Battery Club
Raoul and myself and a bass player named Erik Mori all went to Hawaii Loa College. Erik and I were both from Virginia and had played together in high school. Raoul wanted to do a punk band, so he got us together with a drummer who went to Hawaii Loa and Stuart. Some other guy who played the guitar and sang also joined somehow. We called ourselves the Rattlers and we were the house band for the 3-D club during April 1981. We had three guitars and
I was in Japan from Dec 1981 to Aug 1983, and when I came back Erik had been replaced by a hot stripper named Margo and the band had further shortened its name to the Ratls. Raoul, Erik, and I then formed the Battery Club, and played gigs throughout the 1983-84 school year, often teaming up with the Ratls, SRO, the Sharks, and other bands. When I graduated I left Hawaii permanently. The band finally seemed to be be getting tight and it seemed a shame, but it was never that high of a priority for me to be a rock star. I went through Hawaii in Nov 1987 and saw Raoul and Devil Dog at U.H.
Written Friday, February 10, 2006
Christopher Titus North