Laidlaw was formed by Craig Defalco and Buzzy James in 1990 in Orange County, CA. They started their career doing the club circuit for year after year. Sending tapes to various record labels earned them plenty of rejections. The group went through several lineup changes resulting with the grouping of Defalco, James, Darrell Millar, Michael Norton, and Tommy Roberts coming together in 1996. Their big break came when Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx got his hands on one of the tapes. He must have liked what he heard because he not only hooked them up as opening act at Crüe shows, but even chose them to be the first artist on his fledgling label, Americoma. Their album First Big Picnic, released in 2000, showcased their Southern-flavored hard rock/metal sound.
This CD under the name "Moonshine" contains all the tracks from First Big Picnic except Stoned, Just Might Do Me In & Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo but includes a cover of Fortunate Son.
"Sample This" is a 5 track EP released in 1998 containing Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo, Wastin' My Time, Burnin', Send My Baby Home & Sweet Leanna.
First Big Picnic (1999)
Tommy Roberts, vocals
Buzzy James, slide guitar, vocals
Craig Defalco, guitar, vocals
Michael Norton, bass
Darrell (Dwarf) Millar, drums (Killer Dwarfs, Automan.ca)
Self-Titled release (2003) had DeFalco, James & Millar returning with bass player Garry Nutt and vocalist Joey Pantera.
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