When you were at UT, What were the top clubs/bars?

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  1. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. 250+ Posts

    That would be the Lotions.
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  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Thank you. That lead singer was more nasty dread than natty dread and he always wore the same dumb shorts. But fun times.
  3. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    think I just threw up in my mouth, tyvm!
  4. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Who can tell? Many ska bands. The Skanks? The Lotions? I’m pretty sure Joe King’s guitar player was in the Mysterians on the original. That song is the Joe King sound.

    It was an insanely popular song to cover. Texas Tornadoes had a great cover of it back in the day.
  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    But 96 Tears was distinctively their show closer/best song. People waited on it. Plus white guy lead singer with long dreads who always wore the same dirty, loose-fitting gym shorts (I think they were grey) with a tank top usually. Was suggested above it was "The Lotions," which sounds right.
  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I finally googled it and the poster above nailed it. There was more info on them than i expected. Sadly, or perhaps not, the only image has pants, not the shorts. Must have been cold that day. Austin's first reggae band - and I guess I was there for it

    This is a latter day reunion - so definitely not at Liberty Lunch
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  7. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Great article in The Alcalde this month commemorating Tri-Towers that is being torn down which mentions Renegade, Papers, and Tricky Mickey's. The author lived there in 1983, same year I came to UT.
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  8. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    Me too!!:hookem:
  9. humahuma

    humahuma 250+ Posts

    Me three. Reading this thread I pissed in a lot of the same places as a lot of other horns.
  10. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    spent a year in Tri-Towers one night after a Sixth Street excursion---didn't sleep a wink, NO A-C!! lived on 11th floor Jester West freshman year--thought that was gonna be a special time with the 'Horns going undefeated, only to lose in the CB!! Thanks a lot, Craig Curry:brickwall:
  11. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    I was in Jester West 1108 in '81
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  12. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    1103 in '83!

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