In an attempt to pick my favorite Memphis area band, I can’t seem to choose one. There are so many I like. So I decided to pick one that has garnered far less notoriety than they should. I’m talking about the balls-to-the-wall rock outfit known as Eldorado and the Ruckus. And my fan-ship dates back to the year 2003.
I was traveling as the merchandise rep for Memphis’ own Saliva, who were the opening band on the 2003 KISS/Aerosmith tour. Eldorado Del Ray (founder of the Ruckus), was also on that tour with his band The Porch Ghouls who were signed to Joe Perry‘s label at the time. The Porch Ghouls were given their own stage near the merch booth, and they jammed for the fans who were entering each concert. I would take time at almost every show to listen to their gut-busting blues/rock sound. It was a very cool time. But time goes on and things change.