However, the band's substantial promise and songwriting chemistry was never fully realized, as Burning Rome flamed out in their relative infancy. Only the slightly ragged but exciting rehearsal takes remain of their legacy, from "Long Black Coat," with its poetic wit and throat-grabbing moonlit guitar riff, to the haunting, emotional requiem of blood and bone "Beneath the Park," to the gutter-crawling slog through the mind of a murderous madman that is "Butcher Stomp."
In late spring of 1986, the itch set in for Joe Truck. He yearned to be a frontman again, and had his heart set on creating a new band modelled on Misfits/Samhain, which came to fruition as Brain Eaters, who released 1986 EP "Crimson Nights" (Brainiac Records) and placed "Ballad of Arcane" on the 1987 "Sorority Sampler" compilation album. They later morphed into glamsters Rocket Angel.
Truck (on bass and vocals) reunited with two fellow Chop Shop alumni in 1993-94 as a trio called Hellvis, releasing a 7-inch EP "The Frog" (1993, Fat Bastard Records), produced by Wharton Tiers. The band recorded a full-length album in 1994 with Tiers that remains unissued.
In 1995, Truck formed trash-rockers Snake Charmers, whose discography includes 7-inches "The Gorgon" (1996, Shrunken Head) and "Nuthin for You" (1999, Shrunken Head), and full-length discs "Rock N Roll Deathwish" (1999, Sonic Tone) and "Drop Dead Blues" (2000, 20 Stone Blatt Records).
Truck achieved his greatest notoriety as a tattoo artist.
Fasolino soon embarked on his Rawhead project (aided by Oakley), and later played with Goatblood Sacrifice, Pump, Wrench, They Eat Their Gods, Lusting for the Cheetah, Sea of Fur, The Sea Beasts, The Deno Blues Gang, and the 2002 reunion of The Naked and the Dead. He currently plays guitar for Bell Hollow, and moonlights in The Green Monster Band.
Robert Conroy formed the majestic The Children’s Zoo later in 1986 with former Naked and the Dead bassist Christopher Bollman, and later sang for 99 Stellavista, Sisterboy (with whom he released an eponymous CD in 1996), Neutral, and Morricone Youth.
Robert currently performs with DJ Jonny Perl as transatlantic "glamorous easy listening music" duo Misty Roses. Their acclaimed debut album, "Komodo Dragons," was released in September 2004 on the Frog Man Jake label.
Robert Conroy - vocals
Greg Fasolino - guitar
Lorianne Oakley - bass
Joe Truck - drums
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