Random Thoughts of a Raving Lunatic
Exit (The Cobourg Ontario, Canada Version) OK...we know the name sounds familiar. Over the years there have been a number of bands using the name in both the USA and Canada. No doubt it's simple generic nature has contributed to it's popularity, if not it's downright over use. However, as our Southern Ontario Canada fans and friends have know us by this name since the early 1980's we have decided that it's a little late now for an identity crisis. Suffice to say that we won't go away quietly. We therefore ask that you simply think of us as Exit...the "Canadian version" - eh! Originally Exit was a club circuit band playing mainly covers of everyone from The Stones and David Bowie, to Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Bad Co. And on and on. In other words, in today's terms, a "classic rock band" (although it was all new then!) The band consisted of Maurice Kelly - Guitars and Vocals, Tony Tarleton - Lead Vocals and the occasional Synth, John Ashley - Bass Guitar and Vocals, and Steve Ward - Drums. Over the years there were a few lineup changes (John leaving for the greener musical pastures of Toronto and being replaced by Don Mitchell) finally culminating in a 3 piece lineup with Don, Maurice and Steve continuing after Tony went on to begin his now flourishing career on business side of the music business. These many years later, as we have all gotten older and are raising families, reality forces us to at least pretend to have gown up. As a result Exit has settled into being a project band where various members at different times come together to write (drink), record (drink even more), and release original material on our own label - "Alter Ego Music". Random Thoughts of a Raving Lunatic was completed and released in late 2005. It continues in our usual vein of Classic Rock fueled by very loud Marshall Amps, over the steady pounding of Bass and Drums with the occasional bit of weirdness just to break it up a bit! We hope you like it. Please also look for the re-release of our first album Sense of Adventure - 25th Anniversary Edition now available finally on CD. (Originally only available on vinyl - cause that's what they used in those days) Currently we are at work on writing new material (and of course drinking) for a new project which original bassist John Ashley plans to lend his considerable talents to, for the first time in over 30 years. It should be fun, loud and even a little off the wall. We look forward to sharing the results!