I was the original drummer for Game Theory in the early 80's and I know there are a few GT fans around so I thought I'd share this. I found out on Tuesday that he passed on Monday, and it got out on his fan and facebook sites yesterday. I didn't realize the extent of devotion and love his fans had for Scott. I was surprised by the heartfelt comments around the web from folks who didn't know him but who were touched by his songs.
A huge reason I regretted leaving GT was that I knew Scott was a great song writer. I was the old man of the group at 27 with a decent day job and quit because I couldn't commit to a national tour. They went on to achieve some success and fame on college radio and Mitch Easter produced the subsequent albums. He collaborated with Ammie Mann on some projects later on, and she was a big fan. She once said she wanted to do a whole album of his tunes. I hope she does. They recorded a song together called Inverness written by Scott.
Here are a couple of links, here and here and here. He's written tons of tunes and numerous albums with GT and The Loud Family. I was only with GT for the first album (Blaze of Glory) which was recorded in the front bedroom of my rented house on W street in Sacramento. Post production and some vocals in Scott's bedroom. The quality or lack thereof is evident. If you can get past Scott's quirky vocals, I'm sure you'll recognize the talent and heart in his song writing and lyrics.
He also wrote a book about his take on rock/pop music history, which has been widely praised.
I haven't kept in contact much with him, just face book and such, but I really enjoyed my time in the band and they are pretty special memories in my drumming career. I remember opening for some big acts at the time, Bangles, Translator, English Beat, Joe Jackson, Red Rockets, Bonnie Hayes and the Wild Combo. Fun times.
Hopefully some of you find this interesting.
Thanks for listening.
Me with the band around 1982, playing my red and black 79 slingy power kit.
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