The San Jose Scene: The Spit Muffins

Kimble’s raw-throated vocals, Herbie’s crazy guitar playing and dubious fashion non-sense, Carl’s perpetual smile. These guys put on the most dependably fun and rockin’ live set of any band I’ve known. They did a killer rendition of “Ace of Spades”; rumor has it that Kimble actually met Lemmy at a bar in the midwest somewhere, and he was favorably impressed. I’d kill for a complete version of it – the bit at the end of “Bubs” is just not enough. I was delighted to see them again at the Marsugis Reunion Show in 2009.

I don’t know what became of these folks. I think Herbie was a computer geek of some sort so he probably went back to that. Far as I know none of them continued in the music industry.

Here’s a video of their set at the legendary Marsugis in ‘92

Kimbel - Vocals
Herbie Gray - Guitar
Carl Sinkula - Guitar
Rico Walker - Bass

‘91 Demo

  1. Richman
  2. Everyday
  3. Together


  1. Kit Pickles
  2. Big Big Ending
  3. Easy Way Out
  4. Oh Mary!
  5. Where’s the Line?
  6. Door#3
  7. Ace of Spades (This snippet is at the end of the tape, at 1/3 volume, presumably because they couldn’t afford to pay licensing. I jacked up the volume as much as feasible.)