Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Pop-O-Pies
Audiences did notice however, and were known to become very agitated (a nice way of putting it).
So, unlike most bands who played lots of different songs and had the same members the Pop-O-Pies played the same song and had lots of different members.
Not that it was the original intention, but the Pop-O-Pies accidentally became a concept band. You could say many things about the early Pie shows, but the most memorable conclusion that audiences came away with was, even though they played only one song, Pie shows were more interesting then most bands who played full sets.
there WERE other songs that the band could have played, but the reason
Joe selected the Pop-O-version of Truckin, was because in late
1981 it was consistently the most requested song on the San Francisco
college radio station, KUSF, for several months in a row.
After about a year, when the band members began to solidify, the Pop-O-Pies decided to try playing a full set, but that didnt last long because by that time, audiences were coming to hear this rather peculiar band whose sets consisted of only song and became agitated because they werent! Ironic to say the least.
In fact, on the first Pop-O-Pies USA Tour (1983) the sets consisted of nothing but Truckin.
about 2 years, the band actually DID start to play full sets much to
the chagrin of the old diehard audiences.
Whats the Faith No More connection?
Was Joe Pop-O-Pie ever in the band, Faith No More?
Whats the Grateful Dead connection?
by Chester Simpson www.ChesterSimpson.com
Whats the Mr. Bungle connection?
Does Joe Pop-O-Pie smoke?
Where does the name Pop-O-Pies come from
Who writes the music for the Pop-O-Pies?
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
Whats the OFFICIAL Pop-O-Pies Discography, NOT counting the Bootlegs
and Compilation Albums?
White EP 415/Columbia Records (1982)
features a Frank Sinatra meets Burt Bacharach version of "A Politcal
Song" with Klaus Flouride (of the Dead Kennedys) on acoustic guitar
and Joe Pop-O-Pie on vocals. See the "Photos" section
of www.pop-o-pie.com for a picture of the CD panel.
What are the 3 Fundamental Truths of the universe?
Cause and effect.
Why is Joe Pop-O-Pie the way he is?
Last Revised: 9-25-2005