T minus 1 (b)

Approximate dates:1986?-1988?
Base of Operations:Delray Beach, Florida
Manager: Self-managed
Agents: many and forgotten
    Reuben David Ferguson - Organ, Electric Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals, Percussion
    Harry James Hafferkamp - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
    Timothy Micah Meyer - Bass Guitar, Vocals
    (and two computer sequencers with three drum machines)
Later ...
    Patty Pacheco - Vocals, Flute, Percussion

Brief History
T minus 1 was actually two discrete groups that shared the same name, some of the same songs, and, of course, me.  The original lineup didn't include any computer sequencing technology, but we did have many synthesizers.  (See T minus 1 (a)).  Everyone in the band had at least one synth on stage, and I was using around four or five keyboards and a couple of synth modules in this, the second incarnation of the group.  I was using a Roland JX-3P, a Casio 202, a Korg BX-3 organ, a Roland Juno 106, a Korg DW 8000, a Korg EX 800, a Yamaha FB-01 and a Yamaha TX81Z.  We had eliminated the drummer (Necessity!  We couldn't find anyone who could count to four!) and used three drum machines (a Sequential Drumtraks 400 and two Sequential TOMs), even more synthesizers and modules, and two computers (Commodores!).  I think by this time I had moved up from Passport MIDI 4+ software for the Commodore 64 to Sonus SuperSequencer 128 for the Commodore 128.
Most people never even noticed that we didn't have a drummer.

Click the title to listen to Stranger In Town by Toto
(featured on T minus 1 - The Demos and R.D. Ferguson - The Singles)

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