In the mid-1980s, a rift developed between Ashman and the members of Zasu Pitts who left the band en masse. Departing members, including Morey Goldstein, Katie Guthorn, Keta Bill, Antoinette Olesen, Armen Boyd, Eddie Berman, Kathy Kennedy, Bruce Paine, Maurice Tani and Steve Stanley, formed Big Bang Beat a similarly themed band. link Ashman recruited new musicians and continued under the Zasu Pitts name.
The Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra won a Bammy Award for Best Independent Album of 1985 link
On June 23, 2008, the original Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra lineup reformed for the first time in nearly 23 years for a one off concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco to benefit original Zasu Pitts/Big Bang Beat saxophonist Morey Goldstein who had recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. link Booker T of Booker T & The MGs made a guest appearance at this show. Morey Goldstein passed away on July 5, 2008 link
Life was a lovely drag ; The sweet sound of rumbling engines. The wafting gas fumes, squealing tyres, and beating hearts. DICK AHLSTROM hoists up the star-spangled banner to salute the muscle cars of old, when US kids used up more fuel on a trip to the shops than an average power station today
Jul 03, 2002; Cougars, Mustangs, Barracudas and Impalas. Listen carefully and you can hear the growls, snarls, and the sound of red-blooded...