Seattle Put-On Humor, Exhibit Q

Posted: June 20, 2011 in Interview Clips

 In the early ’80s, guitarist/producer/Green Monkey Records owner Tom Dyer had a band called the Icons.  Desiring some publicity for his group, he would send press releases to The Rocket, then Seattle’s monthly music magazine, only to be ignored.  Desperate for some local attention, he came up with an idea: why not kill off a fictional band member—Walter E. Gogh—and put that in the next press release?  After some consultation, the Icons decided Walter’s death would result from an auto accident while visiting his mother in southern Florida.

Date of interview: May 3, 2008.  Used with permission.


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