Saturday Matinee: Bus Boys, Paladins, Mustangs, Forbidden Pigs


Whatever happened to these guys?  They were a blast when they came out in the late ’70s. Here’s the Bus Boys‘ promo video.

Better yet, whatever happened to The Paladins?  Great 3-man flat head six rockabilly, and here they are live in Holland of all places.  I saw them decades ago opening for The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, California. Track down any of their records and you won’t be disappointed.

When I was dating the future Mrs. Strutts, we went to see the Paladins in L.A.  Opening for them was Jimmy & the Mustangs.

Opening for the Paladins and the Mustangs: The Forbidden Pigs.  Stand up bassman Billy Bacon was amazing, standing on it, rolling around with it, jamming it. At one point the drummer took a flip over his drumset to beat on the bass while Bacon fingered the chords.  Great show.

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3 Responses to “Saturday Matinee: Bus Boys, Paladins, Mustangs, Forbidden Pigs”

  1. phil Cordery Says:

    G’day mate
    loved the sounds of the Pladins and Jimmy and the Mustangs
    All new to me.
    Love your Saturday music
    Keep them coming
    Cheers from down under


  2. David Boyd Says:

    Jimmy has reformed Jimmy and the Mustangs in Austin Tx and is playing live shows around. Has a new album coming out and is gettimng airplay here in Austin. Check him out on Youtube.


  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    David– Thanks for the info. Apparently the Gawds of the Utoobage yanked the video, but I found another source and updated the post.


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