Throw Rag

Sean Wheeler aka Diamond Boss
Sean Wheeler aka Diamond Boss

Throw Rag is a rock punk band from the Sea Salton, California, United States. The band’s music style is most often characterized as Rockabilly, Punk Rock, Psychobilly and Sailor Rock, but have used elements of traditional rock and roll, country and surf in their songs.

Frontman Sean Wheeler, nicknamed Captain Sean Doe, Diamond Boss, or Sun Trash is the only remaining member who’s been with the band from the beginning. Other current members are guitarist Patrick Bostrom nicknamed Dino, or Dean McQueen, bassist Frank Cronin nicknamed Franco Fontana, or New Emperor of Rome, and keyboardist Daniel Lapham nicknamed Scorcho.

Throw Rag was formed in October 1993. The founding members were singer Sean Wheeler, drummer Roger Smith nicknamed Chino, guitarist Dan Lapham nicknamed Scorcho, bassist Danny Black nicknamed Talmadge and guitarist Michael McCartney nicknamed The Outlaw.

The band’s album 13 Feet and Rising featured a cover of Merle Haggard “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” featuring guest vocals by Lemmy of Motörhead.

I took pictures of Throw Rag on April 11, 2005 at Red’s in West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where they opened for Queens of the Stone Age:

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