Photo Courtesy of Ted Pulaski
Wayne, Rick, Ted, John - 1979
Federal Way, Washington
1979 - 1981


Jeffrey Bruton ~ Bass, Vocals
Wayne Johnson ~ Guitar, Vocals
John Lund ~ Guitar, Vocals
Rick McLester ~ Drums, Vocals
Ted Pulaski ~ Bass, Vocals

Hostage performed at the Ad Lib, Gatsby's, Friar Tuck's, The Gorilla Room, Embers, and Bahamas Underground.  John and Wayne went on to form The Plugs. Ted Pulaski moved to Los Angeles to join Glasshouse, then to Chicago to join The Zones.  Rick's whereabouts is currently not known.  For the most part, we split our time rehearsing in Federal Way and West Seattle. Our drummer owned a body shop and did alot of work for the guys in Heart. We also spent alot of time with John O'Connor (Child) and Mick Flynn (Child & Mick Flynn Group). Damn, those were fun times.....

Ted Pulaski, LaPorte, Indiana, October 2002

Drummer Rick McLester went to join the Des Moines band The Flakes, then later with Spike & the Continentals  He now resides in Mesa, Arizona, where he is a used car dealer and does a solo acoustic guitar act.

Rick McLester, Mesa, Arizona, November 2002

Ted, John, Wayne and Rick - 1980
Photo Courtesy of Wayne Johnson and Rick McLester
(one in U.S. mail and one by e-mail on the same day!)

Hostage in Early '79 - Photo Courtesy of Wayne Johnson
Seattle rock band " Hostage" in Early in 1979.
John Lund, Jeffrey Bruton, Rick McLester, Wayne Johnson

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Last Update:  7 March 2012
Credits:  Ted Pulaski, Wayne Johnson, Rick McLester
Band # 1039