BAMAROK is a collection of pics and information about obscure rock groups from the late 60's, 70's and 80's (or later, or earlier) from Alabama or with Alabama ties. This site covers old Alabama groups featuring some of the finest road bands, such as WARM from Albertville, Alabama, down to some of the shittiest garage bands you never heard of.

WE NEED YOUR PICTURES... if you have any of the existing groups here, please email them so we can add them. Or, if you have any pics of groups not yet covered here, please send them so we can add your group to this collection. Don't worry if, when thinking back, you realize that your favorite band from the old days may have sucked- we don't give a damn. It's all about the history. PLEASE SEND PHOTOS via email, in .jpg format, to: sales@prismflex.com RECENTLY ADDED: FRANKIE LOWREY & THE ALLSTARS, Huntsville, AL

AND, The mindlessly stupid yet insensitive tale of Waynie and Allum Brelum in: WAYNIE CHRONICLES
BAMAROK
THE SO...BUT SO WHAT

Huntsville, AL

Dannie Warren
Frankie Lowrey & The Allstars- Huntsville, AL
CLEAR 1974
DAZE OF THE WEAK around 1970
WARM, early 70's
THE BANDS
ALBATROSS- Arab, AL
ANGELO TOAD- Birmingham, AL
THE BACK PAGES- Anniston, AL
BEAVERTEETH- Atlanta, GA
BLACK MOUNTAIN- Birmingham, AL
BLAINE DUNCAN & the LOOKERS- Tuscaloosa, AL
BLINDSIDE- San Antonio, TX
BLADES- Birmingham, AL
THE BOXMASTERS- Los Angeles, CA
BROKEN HEARTS- Birmingham, AL
BUDDY CAUSEY GROUP- Decatur, AL
CAHABA- Birmingham, AL
CANNON- Boaz, AL
THE CARTOONS- Huntsville, AL
CHAIR- Birmingham, AL
THE CHANTZ- Arab, AL
CHEVY 6- Tuscaloosa, AL
CHINATOWN- Birmingham, AL
CLEAR- Decatur, AL
CLOVERLEAF- Gadsden, AL
Frankie Gilliam & Allen Breland with CLEAR at The Wreck Bar, Daytona Beach 1974
COSY- Gadsden, AL
Ray Honea, the legend, with the fabulous WARM- early 70's
CROSS- Gadsden, AL
CRYSTAL- Scant City, AL
DAZE OF THE WEAK- Birmingham, AL
DISPOSITIONS- Pell City,AL
DOGWOOD- Montevallo, AL
EVERYDAY LYFE- Arab, AL
Click to hear Ray Honea:
FABULOUS DOGS- Albertville, AL
MY BLUE-EYED LADY LIED
FELT- Arab, AL
IN THE CITY
FREEFALL- Shelby County, AL
FROST- Gadsden, AL
GAMBLER- Gadsden, AL
HEADLINE- Guntersville, AL
HORIZON- Cullman, AL
HOTEL- Birmingham, AL
HOMESTEAD ACT- Birmingham, AL
COOL LINKS
HOTFOOT- Birmingham, AL
HILLBILLY ROMEOS- Albertville, AL
HUMBUG- Birmingham, AL
www.southerngaragebands.com
JACK ROBBINS GROUP- Huntsville, AL
www.myspace.com/rememberwarm www.myspace.com/unknownhinson
JACKSON HIGHWAY- Muscle Shoals, AL
www.audioczarproductions.com www.ourstage.com/fanclub/thebeatnecks
THE JAILBIRDS- Birmingham, AL
www.theboxmasters.com www.tommycalton.com/musicians.htm
THE JAMES GANG- Dothan, AL
THE KUSTOMS- Arab, AL
LEGACY- Miami, FL
LIQUID CROSS- Cullman, AL
LOCUST FORK- Tuscaloosa, AL
MAGNOLIA DIAMOND-Florence, AL
MENAGERIE (mid 70s)-Auburn, AL
MENAGERIE (early 80s)- Auburn, AL
MIRAGE- Birmingham, AL
MYRA- Cullman, AL
THE MORTICIANS- Gadsden, AL
MR. NATURAL- Gadsden, AL
MR. NATURAL- Childersburg, AL
MYRON & THE VANDELLS- Huntsville, AL
THE BROKEN HEARTS (early 80's)
NIGHT RAIDERS- Arab, AL
OASIS- Birmingham, AL
PARSLEY LTD- Guntersville, AL
PAT UPTON & THE DOWNTOWN HORNS- Guntersville, AL
PRESENCE- Huntsville, AL
PUNCH- Muscle Shoals, AL
RABBIT BRANCH- Tuscaloosa, AL
RAINBOW- Montevallo, AL
RAMA BAND- Birmingham, AL
REVOLVER- Huntsville, AL
RIVER- Guntersville, AL
RIVERWITCH- Florence, AL
ROCK- Boaz, AL
RUBY SMOOTH- Albertville, AL
RURNT FOX- Boaz, AL
STRYKER- Cullman, AL
TELLURIDE- Birmingham, AL
THE RHYTHM RANGERS - Sand Mountain, AL
THE RODEO BAND- Birmingham, AL
THE ROYAL ENFIELD - Arab, AL
TUMBRELL HOTEL- Birmingham, AL
SAFFRON- Arab, AL
THE SHANDELLS- Huntsville, AL
THE SOULS- Scottsboro, AL
THE SOUND- Gadsden, AL
Causey & Honea
SPECTRUM- Muscle Shoals, AL
SPICE- Florence, AL
STUCKIN' FUDD BROS- Albertville, AL
SUSPENDED ANIMATION- Albertville, AL
TIN PAN ALLEY- Gadsden, AL
TRACE BAND- Muscle Shoals, AL
IN REMEMBERANCE OF OLD FRIENDS
TRAPPER- Snead, AL
UNKNOWN HINSON- North Carolina
VELVET REALME
VAGUS- Birmingham, AL
WARM- Albertville, AL
WOODEN MUSIC- Birmingham, AL
WEBS- Dothan, AL
CREW
Buddy Causey with CLEAR, 1972
HUMBUG from Birmingham, AL around 1971
SOUTHEASTERN ATTRACTIONS 1980
SOUTHEASTERN ATTRACTIONS 1970
And yet another Southeastern Attractions brochure from the 70s
Great old pictures of members of Warm, Humbug and Dogwood
An old poster from Richards in Atlanta, the greatest rock&roll venue in the U.S. for a couple of years in the 70's. The right column lists WARM with Spirit and with Robin Trower on another date. Dogwood is listed in the left column with Navasota. There's a few other well-known or soon to be well-known groups listed as well.
Great old poster from 1971 featuring Dogwood, Black Mountain, Buttermilk and Hydra
Poster from 1979 featuring SPICE from University of North Alabama
Check out
THE J.P. SHELLNUT
MISCELLANEOUS SEMI-INTERESTING BULLSHIT SECTION
below
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwirWWnzJKM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhXgq9mwwk4
THE BOO McAFEE QUIZ SECTION
CAN YOU GUESS WHO WROTE THE SCINTILLATING PROSE TO THE LEFT?

CLUES: 1. The author is a musician who played with one of north Alabama's most famous bands at one time and is originally from Sand Mountain...2. Written at Diamond Jim's Warehouse around 1974 possibly over a few tastes of the grapes.......3. His favorite pet was the "dying dog" 4. The author later became a successful painter and no it's not PICASSO.........

PLEASE SEND YOUR GUESS TO sales@prismflex.com- if you are the winner, we will post your name and pic on this website. You will also be given immunity from the posting of any naked pictures of your wife which BAMAROK may possess.

AND THE WINNER IS: the infamous Allen "Rufus" Rubley, soundman extraordinaire for the groups WARM and Clear. His correct answer was: bassman Allen Breland from Albertville, AL, of the Suspended Animation, WARM, Clear, the Downtown Horns and others too numerous to mention while conscious.
Rufus "Big Dog" Rubley
Infamous roadies of the 70's
Kink Lee (L) and Rufus Rubley (R), post-WARM
Kink Lee (L) and Rufus Rubley (R), pre-WARM