SMUT PEDDLERS started in the summer of 1993. Originally it was Gish and a guitar player just jamming out in an apartment at 220 Avenue H apt. B, Redondo Beach, CA. Julia was in apartment A. Gish did some recruiting and she and John Ransom joined up shortly thereafter. There were a couple other people involved in the beginning, but no one that ever stuck around more than a few weeks.
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SMUT PEDDLERS, the early years... So they played their first show at Toe's Tavern in Redondo Beach. Toe's is gone now; I think they sell rattan and wicker there. They played shows at Frog's in Lawndale, the Wolves Den in Manhattan Bch., the Crest Bar in Torrance, Hermosa Saloon in Hermosa Bch., the Pitcherhouse in Hermosa Bch., Sacred Grounds in San Pedro, various VFW halls & YMCA's, backyard parties, etc... They played those places until they closed down or until the establishment decided they couldn't handle ""punk rock"" bands anymore. Gish moved south, to Orange County and Julia followed suit a few years later. John Ransom still resides in the South Bay. So it remains, the original triad of John, Gish and Julia. The list of guitarists: ...who really cares about the past, what matters now is the present, and presently we have Sean Mallard (formerly of Naughty Monkey) on guitar. He is an Orange County native. Smut Peddlers have also added Cleveland to So. Bay to Orange County transplant Scott O'Brien on second guitar.
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