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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The University. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24686.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The University. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24686

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1987 - The University, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 18, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24686.

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Title Houstonian 1987
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title The University
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Austin Thomerson sits in his 16th floor dorm room in the North Tower, overlooking the vast Houston skyline, and dreams of being a rock god. In his dream, he would be the opening act for Satan in the sold out Astrodome. Flash pods would be pointed at the audience, and so on. But he would settle for a show in the Coffee House. Then one day, while tuning one of his guitars, an idea hit him — mix together a pop/ disco demo tape and see if the Program Board would go for it. With enough amplifier power to hold the North Tower hostage, he felt confident that his evil scheme would work. And so he masterminded the Danny Bonaduce Soul Explosion. With his Towers cronies in the band, they were slated to open a show for NoID, a local club band. And preceeding DBSE was Schlong Weasel, from the Quad. Thus began weeks of coniving and practicing in the Towers basement. With lead singer and Honors' student Tom Carter, the Schlong Weasel set ripped, driving metal fans wild. But the DBSE set left nothing to be desired. A prelude of sirens signaled the beginning while fog poured into the air. Songs about living on campus comprised the first part of the set, the highlight of which was "Dorm Food," and original cover of "Wild Thing." "Journey with the Hell Sisters" made the transition into the latter half of the set. The band disappeared in the fog. Having lost only one amplifier to Austin stabbing it repeatedly with a guitar neck, the wall of sound seemed to come from every point in the room. Mesmerizing the audience, Austin proceeded to play a solo, that included "Wipe Out," on the cello. The band was surprised that the audience, having never seen anything quite so mysterious, was receiving their music, (Austin calls it New Age for lack of a better word) and enjoying it. One fan tore open his shirt as Austin played a guitar solo on his chest. And the band was even more surprised that they hadn't been shut down as they cranked out anti-Program Board lyrics and continually raised the volume in true Spinal Tap form. They finally ended with "Durge," including several members from Schlong Weasel and a guest appearance from Brian Fer. When it was over, the crowd seemed hypnotized as it looked for the door. The Coffee House became an empty sound chamber for the headline band as most figured nothing could top what they had just seen. Sam Lewis said, "The all-star jam was really awsome," while others reacted more ambiguously. Minette Cashore, emotionally drained said, "It was too periolous. I wanted to leave, but I couldn't." 58