Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off takes us on a journey with with Slaughter, played by Jim Brown. After his friend is brutally murdered, the former Green Beret unleashes his full arsenal of power and goes after the Duncan (Ed McMahon) and his Mafia killers. Ed McMahon always seemed like he had some secrets back when he sat next to Johnny on the Tonight Show.
I think it was probably 8th grade when Jeff started messing around with a guitar. I wanted to give it a shot, too, but I was a little too lazy, and I didn’t like the early part when the strings made my fingers bleed.
He kept up with it in high school – met up with some guys and formed one of those garage metal kind of bands.
A lot of practicing led to a gig at some goofy kids birthday party – they played the old standards… Iron Man, Paranoid, and that kind of stuff. I was happy that I never got too deep into music, because it was looking like a big lamefest.
As time went on, Jeff played in different bands and we both faded from each other’s picture.
Later on, we were both at the University of Maryland and he had hooked up with a couple of other guys and formed a band called Sorry About Your Daughter. I checked them out at the bar and they were pretty good.
We had a party coming up at the frat and we invited them to come out and play. They weren’t on the top of the ticket, but they stole the show.
We invited them back to play a few more times and everybody loved them. When college ended, we lost touch again. One night when I was hanging out at home, I turned on Star Search (not a typical move for me). And there was Jeff – Sorry About Your Daughter jammed out this cool song, “Zoe.”
And then they met up with Ed McMahon. It was a surreal thing – who wants to meet that guy unless he’s on your step after the Super Bowl with a $10 million check?
They ended up losing to some Boys II Men clone and later on broke up. Now Jeff’s doing a solo thing and he’s off on tours and stuff making some really cool music. Check out his solo stuff at jeffaug.com – it’s a far trip for that Black Sabbath stuff.