Nuclear Dog comprised Mike Rudd, Bill Putt, John
Moon plus the unpredictable Weird Harold. I suspect
it was the post-mortem twitchings of the WHY project,
and preceded the faintly successful Living Legends Blues
Band. You want a year, don't you. I'm guessing 1985.
Or '86. Nuclear Dog played only the one gig at the New Orleans
Tavern - to no acclaim whatsoever. Nobody even interrupted
their conversation to look our way. The subsequent Moomba
Hotel gigs were cancelled (it had transmogrified into a topless
bar) which was probably merciful. I still like the doggie
logo though. (see pic below) Nuclear Dog
matched the truly unmemorable record of the Bob &
Larry duo in performing only the one gig. (Bob &
Larry was named after an infamous pair of coke dealers
who arrived unannounced on the Spectrum/ Stahaely Bros Tour).
Mike & Bill decided to give playing stoned a go, but after
disappearing into the heavily embossed wallpaper mid-set,
Mike decided that would be the first and last time.