Maultsby and Scott Bish formed the original CHUCK WAGON and the WHEELS in 1977 mostly as a joke (and if you've ever seen some
of the band's original song titles, you'll know what is meant as a joke). A self-titled record album was released in 1978
that recieved just enough attention, thanks to a song titled, MY Girl Passed Out In Her Food, to inspire a second
LP in 1979 titled "COUNTRY SWINGS, DISCO SUCKS" that recieved international attention (really...! Thanks to
a song titled, Disco Sucks) which inspired three more albums, four singles and a half dozen compiliation albums... not
to mention the constant interstate touring.
But by 1984 the grind took a toll and the band began to disintegrate. And by 1998, after keeping the
ball rolling for 14 more years, Chuck sold the band name to a Nashville based band (not really believing that anyone would
actually pay for such a silly name). The 'new' CHUCK WAGON and the WHEELS got a song charted in 2000 called "Beauty is
in the Eyes of the Beer Holder" ... so, there is, and will always be, some confusion regarding who the real CHUCK
WAGON and the WHEELS really is... or was.
Chuck, Scott, Eric Mellen and company, can still be
found playing moldy old cliche country and rock (crock) bar toons for the fun of it around L.A. (..that's L.A. as
in Lower Arizona) as CHUCK'S BAND WAGON.... By the way... the song of ours, My Girl Passed Out In Her Food, is
a true story (and so is Disco Sucks).
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