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The Fools
Rich Bartlett - guitar & vocals
 
Stacey Pedrick - guitar
 
 
The Fools
Mike Girard - vocals
Doug Forman - bass
 
Chris Pedrick - drums
 
 

The Fools were orginaly the Rhythm A's and are from Ipswich, Massachusetts. They are considered a rock, pop, comedy act with a reputation for an outrageous live show. In 1979 they released the song "Psycho Chicken," a parody of the Talking Heads "Psycho Killer", and it became a regional hit. EMI signed them in 1980 and released "Physco Chicken" nationally. "It's a Night for Beautiful Girls" soon followed peaking at number 67 on the Billboard chart. They charted in 1981 at number 50 with "Running Scared" on the "Heavy Mental" album.

After the release of their first album "Sold Out" they went on tour with The Knack. They toured with Van Halen after their second studio album "Heavy Mental". They have opened for Cheap Trick, Jefferson Starship, Steppenwolf, Rick Derringer, The Ramones, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Journey, Rush, Blondie, J. Geils, and others. The line up in The Fools have changed through the years, Joe Holady has played bass, John Muzzy and Leo Black have drummed for them and Steve Sadler has been on keyboards.

In 1989 Doug Foreman was in the cover act, Little Sister, and Stacey Pedrick was playing with Drive In. John Muzzy and Brad Delp of Boston formed the Beatles tribute act, Beatlejuice, and Joe Holaday joined them. Brad Delp died in 2007 and the band was renamed, Beatlejuice and Friends. Rich Bartlett played out in the late nineties with Ben Orr of The Cars. In 2010, Mike Girard released the book "Psycho Chicken & Other Foolish Tales", which is about the history of the band. The Fools are still playing to this day.

  1. "Wikipedia", last modified December 4, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fools
  2. http://www.celebrateboston.com/band/the-fools.htm
  3. http://www.thefools-band.com/



Sold Out

Sold Out

1980

First Annual Official
Unofficial April Fools
Day Live Bootleg

First Annual Official Unofficial April Fools Day Live Bootleg

1980



Heavy Mental

Heavy Mental

1981



World Dance Party

World Dance Party

1985

Wake Up It's Alive!!!

Wake Up It's Alive!!!

1988

Rated XXX

Rated XXX

1990

Show 'Em You're Nuts

Show 'Em You're Nuts

1991

Christmas Toons

Christmas Toons

1992

Y2K

Y2K

1999

Coors Light Six Pack

Coors Light Six Pack

2000

The F in Beach Album

The F in Beach Album

2003

10

10

2007

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