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Eroplay & the Cherotic All-Stars

This is an excerpt from the conversation between Christian Lunch (aka Xtian) and Frank on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den, December 9, 2001, right after the Fuck The War Ball at the underground punk club, Burnt Ramen in Richmond, California. Xtian performed with the Cherotic All-Stars that night. He was also at that time the sound guy at the Stork Club in Oakland.

Xtian: Well, I think the wonderful thing about eroplay, when you see it live is that, if you’ve never seen anything like that before, it’s like, hey, it’s a bunch of dancing girls … or, it’s a bunch of chicks, wow. This is cool, man. Let’s watch this! And the thing about it is there’s also that … um … it’s like it’s generating an erotic energy, but it’s being channeled towards something really powerful, like I said before. That’s the thing that makes it unusual. And it would shock a club owner but it turns the stage into performing, into a ceremonial space which is … I suppose the club people would be upset if you’re turning their club into a church. Maybe that’s what they are bugged about.

Frank: I am sneaky. It looks like rock.


Frank wrote this about the Fuck The War Ball performance:

Well, this was the period when I was producing a lot of music shows at the infamous illegal underground punk club BURNT RAMEN. This was the last two acts of a very long show. Traditionally my band closed the shows. Also, traditionally I cherry picked musicians from the other bands of the night to be in my band. But this show the musicians kept leaving during the show [the club was in the most dangerous neighborhood]. So at this point when I was the next act, I had no band except for Xtian [aka Christian Lunch] and a flock of nude women. So in the middle of Extreme Elvis’ set [which I consider one of the top five performances of ALL rock ‘n’ roll history!], I asked Elvis if I could borrow his band. So our two sets melted together! Btw, we performed in what normally passed for the GREEN ROOM there because that was where E literally pitched his tent!

The Art Outlaws

Poster by LaBash

Frank Moore wrote:

After so-called feminists tried unsuccessfully to stop the booking of this show because they thought my art was somehow sexist, this show marked the transition from me singing to corny records [which I had been doing since THE OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE broke up in the early eighties] to jamming. In fact, this could be considered the first CHEROTIC ALL STAR BAND. Barb Golden of THE WIG BAND opened up the night. Her sax player Toyoji had played with John Cage. I did backup vocals for her in her set. Then she played keyboard in my band with John Seabury of THE PSYCHOTIC PINEAPPLE [which formed after they saw my OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE] on guitar. Before the show I tried to get Toyoji to play in my band. But he shyly declined. However in the middle of the glorious erotic chaos of the set, he crawled on the stage and got more and more uninhibited!

Left to right: Frank Moore, John Seabury, Barb Golden
Mikee LaBash and Frank Moore. Toyoji Tomita is at the far left on the stage.
Linda Mac and Frank Moore perform “Ruby”
Linda Mac and Frank Moore perform “Ruby”

Frank Moore Live Audio Archive at Archive.org

We have uploaded a still-growing collection of live performance music to the Frank Moore Collection on the Live Audio Archive at archive.org. This collection features live recordings by Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band. It also includes recordings of his jams on his live streaming internet show, Frank Moore’s Shamans Den, that were not always official Cherotic All-Star performances, but featured many members of the band. All of the recordings are available to download for free in a variety of audio formats.

Here are some samples:

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“SING ALONG, JAM ALONG, PLAY ALONG, DANCE ALONG, RUB ALONG, MOVE ALONG WITH FRANK MOORE”
a live solo concert: piano, vocals & chimes as part of Leslie Baker’s Salon via Skype, March 10, 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2012-03-10

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“Dying is Sexy – The Jam – Part 1”
from Dying is Sexy, a 48-hour performance for FADO’S “TIME TIME TIME” in Toronto, Canada, August 27-29, 1999.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore1999-08-27

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Hot Marshmallow Jam
Recorded live on Frank Moore’s Shaman’s Den
May 19, 2013

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2013-05-19

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The Rage Of Passion Tour 2005 – Il Corral
Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band
Friday, August 12, 2005
Il Corral, Los Angeles, California.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2005-08-12

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THE FETISH RITUALS OF OBSESSION OF MUTANT MOTHER LOVERS OF THE MOTOR CITY AND OTHER ARMPITS OF CIVILIZATION!
Frank Moore’s Cherotic All-Star Band
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2004
Kimo’s, San Francisco, California.

https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2004-05-09