Bob shares The Story of The Wackers Part One


I was losing sleep writing about The Five Crazy Assholes (Our Personal Tour Name, and how we refered to ourselves more often than not), when I was gifted with a copy of the fan magazine this was originally printed in…and PLEASE, I cannot find the PM with your name on it and you deserve credit for this, even though I used the old, weathered scans of my copy when I couldn’t find yours, so get back to me and I’ll insert your well deserved credit. Okay…where was I…oh yeah, Yellowed with age and at wonky angles, I did what I could to make it presentable because you deserve to read this account because it was written by two eccentric and incredible dear friends who are no longer with us…although I keep them close to this day. More next Friday, but I need all you Wacker Friends and Fans to follow the directions at the end of the column….

But now, here’s The Story of The Wackers, written by Lester Bangs and Gary Sperrazza and was to originally run in Creem Magazine. Enjoy.

Editor’s Note – For those with “Windows”, hold the Control key down and tap the ‘+’ (plus) key, to size the print to your liking. Repeat by tapping the ‘-‘ (minus) key to make the page smaller when you’re done.

…and after All that….

Tell me what else you want to know and ask any questions in the LEAVE A REPLY section which you can find by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

My addendums and thoughts on this and your comments next Friday.


Segarini’s regular columns appear to cure gout, rectal itch, and the vapors

dbawis-button7giphyBob “The Iceman” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now publishes, edits, and writes for DBAWIS, continues to write music, make music, and record.

3 Responses to “Bob shares The Story of The Wackers Part One”

  1. Jim Chisholm Says:

    We haven’t forgotten The Wackers. This put’s it all into pretty good but sad perspective. I remember that day CHOM announced the end of the band and I felt a great sadness and knew that there was a colossal unfairness to it all. Still 44 years later my life is better and fuller because of those crazy Wackers.

  2. Such an interesting story. The Wackers – and Dudes – will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who followed the Montreal music scene. I had the pleasure of seeing both bands play in Ottawa. I remember a show at The National Arts Centre with the Wackers and Ventures and would be interested in your recollections of this evening. I enjoy these retrospectives very much and look forward to Part 2. Thanks for keeping the spirit alive!

  3. I now know more than I ever did about the Wackers. What a great article.

    After watching some of the recent video interviews you’ve put up, maybe the guys need to refresh the memory banks with this article and articulate from there.

    Maybe Omnivore would be interested in a Wackers Bestest album or the Wack and Roll album? It seems like something they might be into. They’ve done Searchers (Sire Records years), the Posies, Big Star, Chris Bell, Sneetches, Game Theory, etc.

    Eagerly awaiting part 2 and more of the video you found.

    Thank you.

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