The DragStrippers
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The DragStrippers

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The best kept secret in music


"The Jam Rag"

..."The Dragstrippers dipped into the ‘60s pool with the grinding power of a Blue Cheer V8 and a couple dozen extra horse power thrown in. Their tunes never go over two minutes, so this animal may be a punk hybrid."... - Mark Maxwell

"The Houston Press"

…the Motown band [The DragStrippers] has a booze-fueled MC5 thing going on… - Greg Barr

"RUI Music"

…Next was The Dragstrippers, who had an Iggy/Lou Reed thing going… - Jimmy Slash


- Rock music worth racing too... - John Hancock Lis


THE DRAGSTRIPPERS ("who needs Jim Diamond when you got Tim Kerr" band)... - unknown


“Super-Fly Lo-Fi” – Self-released 1999
“Super-Fly Lo-Fi II” – Self-released 2002


Feeling a bit camera shy


Gram Larceny was a co-creator of The Nuges, debuting in 1997. The nuges were a dirty, raw, off-the-cuff punk band resembling an early and noisy Pussy Galore. After The Nuges faded away in early 1999, Gram began searching for the right musicians to take this sound farther. In July of 1999 Paul Garza(Choking Susan, Crossfire, Franklin Sane) and Dee Sparkles (The Dorks, Cum Dumpster, Lord Blasto, Pussyfoot) joined to form The DragStrippers.

The DragStrippers mix 70's Garage (Stooges, New York Dolls) and psychedelic blues rock (Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix Experience) with the jack-hammer, hard-core punk of the early 80's (Misfits, TSOL) to create loud, aggressive, make-ya-wanna-drive-fast and get laid rock & roll.

The DragStrippers recorded a rough EP called “Super-Fly Lo-Fi”. This EP was recorded on a jam box Dee found in a dumpster and was a raw, dirty lo-fi recording (hence the name). In the summer of 2002, Dee left the band and was temporarily replaced later that year by John Lehl (Diegrinder). John went into the studio (The Woodshed) with The DragStrippers and Tim Kerr producing 12 songs which became part of the first full length album “Super-Fly Lo-Fi II”. During 2003, a series of drummers came and went. Near the end of 2003, Matt Becker joined the band and played until early 2004 when he joined Easy Action. That summer, Brandon Winter tried out and is currently part of the lineup.

The DragStrippers have played all over the Midwest and have opened for the likes of The Cut Throats 9, Dixie Witch, The Gaza Strippers, The Detroit Cobras, Easy Action, The Lazy Cow Girls and many more and are, again, back out on the scene with new songs and the best lineup yet. Detroit Rock and Roll at it’s ugliest and noisiest.