Play Top Jimmy And The Rhythm Pigs
Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs were a rock and rhythm and blues band that emerged out of the Los Angeles punk/roots music scene of the late 1970s and early-mid 1980s. My brother Joey Morales played drums and blues harp. We did a few gigs together where I played drums and Joey played blues harp like the Roxy opening up for The Blasters. We both played on Pigus Drunkus Maximus
, me on "Spanish Castle Magic" and Joey and D.J. Bonebrake on the rest where Joey played blues harp on the ones Bonebreak played drums. Joey still plays with Carlos Guitarlos in L.A.
The band had a residency playing "Blue Mondays" every Monday night at the notorious Cathay de Grande nightclub (formerly a Chinese restaurant) at the corner of Argyle and Selma in Hollywood for 3 years, and was an important part of the Los Angeles rock scene.
Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs concerts often featured guest appearances by such artists as Tom Waits, David Lee Roth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, members of X, The Blasters, The Gun Club, The Circle Jerks, The Plugz, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. D.J. Bonebrake, who appeared on Pigus Drunkus Maximus
, was a member of X. The band was saluted in the Van Halen song Top Jimmy, and mentioned in The Call of the Wreckin' Ball, on the The Knitters album, Poor Little Critter on the Road and the X album, Live at the Whisky a Go-Go.