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The Rexalls

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Nobody can quite remember the complete origins of the Rexalls, but some facts are known for certain:

1. Paul and Roland grew up on a dead end in Yonkers in the 1960's and first began to play together with plastic guitars that had no strings, working out with full moves and choreography to the Dave Clark Five and the Rolling Stones not long after they took the training wheels off their bikes.

2. They got acoustics in the early 1970s while still young teens, and began to copy obscure folk songs from the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Byrds and the Stones. They played their first gig in 1974 at Gerde's Folk City as an acoustic duo playing, among other songs, a long, strange original instrumental named "Blue Sand," which they have not played since about 1978, thankfully.

3. Roland got the first electric guitar, a Univox copy of a Mosrite Hi-Flyer, and Paul soon followed suit with a Melody Maker. They spent the next few years in a haze in Roland's basement, playing whole albums on their two guitars - OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN - mainly from "Electric Ladyland" and "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" under red and blue lightbulbs.

Walt Miller joined them soon afterwards and they wrote many catchy tunes, played gigs at many legendary clubs, and generally had a good time, maybe TOO good a time.

They slowly flew apart in 1985, only to miraculously re-group in 2004, rough and ready and full of juice. They have been having a blast ever since, writing better songs than ever, and recently added Louie Fleck to the lineup. He and Paul used to play in the reggae band "The Motives" in the '90s.