”Bubblegum-Punk band, formed in 1976. Rudi says, that this band was heavily influenced by The Monkees, Cryan’ Shames, 1910 Fruitgum Company and Dave Clark 5. It is also Rudi’s first band, where he performed as frontman. Rudi wrote or co-wrote the majority of the original material recorded by Tina Peel with then members Deb O’Nair, Jim Nastix and Jackson Plugs. Dave U. Hall (ex-bassist from Birdland with Lester Bangs) replaced Jim Nastix after his tenure with the band. Dave went under the name Rick O’Shea. Soon, they became a popular NYC attraction, often headlining the major clubs of the time (Hurrah, Irving Plaza, Ritz, CBGB), as well as appearing on several television shows, including the cult favorite, The Uncle Floyd Show. Even though the band was courted by major labels, and enjoyed frequent press, Tina Peel broke up when members Rudi Protrudi and Deb O’Nair went on to form The Fuzztones in 1980.”
Rudi’s pre-Fuzztones, Garage/New Wave band that reminds pretty much on UK’s The Revillos, 60’s influenced trash-punk rockers, which is pretty cool. Anyways interesting stuff for Rudi’s fans. Dig!