Wednesday, April 18, 2007


GUYS !!!

The Rev is bringing you....HISTORY!!!!!

Ok, this is a repost, but here's the thing. Mad Mike's nephew (Hey Ralph!) sent me this ultra-bloody-rare pic of the band. You know me, this is one of my favorite track in the whole universe, I just couldn't resist of posting it again ! (Btw, in the world of blogs, a year is a century :)
For the record, Ralph (you know, Mad Mike's nephew-do you listen or what) got into music because of his uncle (but that goes without saying), they own a audio/video production studio in New York !
Anyway, THANKS A MILLION Ralph, THANKS A MILLION Mad Mike, and now, get naked and dance crazy baby !!!

Mad Mike And The Maniacs:
* The Hunch *
* Quarter To Four *

photo taken around July 1961 (About the same time "The Hunch" was released to the public).

from left to right:

Warren Nichols - lead guitar
Jimmy Lurschner - bass
"Mad Mike" Porcelli - guitar and vocal
Bobby Columbe - drums
Doug Neale - sax


Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:57 PM  
Anonymous The Doorkeeper said...

Who said that??

((looks round))

Wait ... I have a Hunch ...((groan))

Thanks for the repost, Rev. I missed it before. Cool pic, indeed.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post rev!!!

i am proud to say "mad mike" is my uncle.... i'm glad you enjoyed the pic......

"mad mike" is still MAD!!!

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year when you posted this I sent you a comment telling you I went nuts when I saw it. I remembering buying it in '61 and wearing both sides out. Time to go nuts again!!!

6:29 AM  
Anonymous sue said...

oh god what a song, thank you rev,yr the best!

10:35 AM  
Blogger jon said...

Fuckin' magic rev! Any connection with Hasil Adkin's 'Hunch' fixation?

11:29 AM  
Blogger Scurvy said...

I love 'The Hunch'. I break into it all the time randomly.


Whooo Yeah!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous mike said...

THANKS REV!!!!!!!!

2:05 PM  
Blogger big pete said...

mad mike is my dad! thanks for remembering his music!

7:46 PM  
Blogger big pete said...

I was recently searhcin gmad mike and the maniacs and seen my dads name there with a quarter to 4 and the hunch, as sons weve made him a proud pop and grandpop!

his music lives forever!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...


10:19 PM  
Anonymous Rock 'n' Roll Rampage said...

Woohieeeee Great song!!

I was looking for the release date of this song for my radioshow and ended up here.


11:09 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

You got a splendid show mate !

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey M&M fans. The sax player with Mad Mike & the Maniacs is my dad, Doug Neale. He's still playing today and still sounding fantastic. Feel free to email him at

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:13 PM  
Blogger Douglas said...

Hey Fans, Mad Mike & I just spent my birthday together. I had a hunch It would be crazy! We blew the candles out at a quarter to four. Doug Neale (Sax)

10:53 AM  
Blogger Douglas said...

At 66 I'm still blowing rock & roll. Just finished backing up the Temptations and the Coasters. King Curtis forever ! I'm still using my 1962 Mark VI w/ a Brecker I M/P. Happy Birthday to Mad Mike, Doug Neale...

7:11 AM  
Blogger Douglas said...

Peace and love to the Maniacs. Don't stop rocking. I'll be waiting for you guys. Antonio Abbate

7:14 AM  

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