Band Profile

The Mau Maus

The Mau Maus
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
MySpace Profile
Band Members: Rick Wilder Vocals 78-now
Mike Livingston
Scott Franklin
Paul Black
Greg Salva
Rod Donahue
'Richard' X / Rick Sherman
Billy Southard
Oscar Harvey
Nicky Beat
Rikk Agnew
Daz 'Dewey' Burns
Don Bolles
Danny Kupressan
Mat Campbell
Mike 'Pagan' Hagen
Bobby Bones
Doug Sexx
Johnny Sage
Jezebell Jones
Bradley Bello
Gerard de Lyon
Alex Gonzales
& the
116 Calvary

The Mau Maus Bio:

The Mau-Mau's [sic] were started in 1978 by Rick Wilder (formerly the singer of the Berlin Brats)
The original line-up from Hollywood, California was Greg Salva on guitar, Roderick Donahue on bass, and Rick Sherman on drums. They started out playing at The Masque in Hollywood. Greg was replaced by Mike R. Livingston in 1979 after Greg moved to New York and Rod was replaced first by Oscar Harvey and then by Scott Franklin (onetime bassist in The Cramps). Rick had been chosen to be MC of the Penelope Spheeris movie The Decline of Western Civilization but was dumped after he insisted he be able to say what he really thought of every act before their clip (it was probably not going to be too complimentary).
The Mau-Mau's are probably the only one of the original bands from The Masque era that do not appear in The Decline. Wilder’s somewhat eccentric attitude toward the record industry and the generally extreme lifestyle of the band members contributed towards a long period of obscurity despite being well known by most in the early Los Angeles punk rock scene. The Mau-Mau's can be seen briefly in the movie Rock 'n' Roll High School, have appeared the movie "Cocaine and Blue Eyes" starring OJ Simpson and were included in the compilation Hell Comes to Your House II.

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