Law ~ Guitar, Vocals
Rodger Law ~ Guitar, Vocals
Richard Stepp ~ Drums, Vocals
Roger Stomperud ~ Bass
In Memory of
Rodger Law 1946 - 1986
Gunnar Roger Stomperud d: 4 July 2008
Leslie, Rodger and I were living together in a house in Vancouver. at the time. We were all musicians, though I was working in construction at the time. Les Law and Richard Stepp had just finished a number of years with The Northwest Company, and Les' brother Rodger had been a regular at the very popular Wikaninnish (sic?) Inn on Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Both of the Law Bros. had been in the popular late 1960's group Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck, though not at the same time. Living together soon turned to playing together, and with old friend Richard Stepp filling the drum throne, we found work as the house band at Steveston Hotel in Richmond, playing the weekends. We were there for several months and got pretty good.
Fred Xavier (of Rohan's Rock Pile) liked us and got us a spot with The Cement City Cowboys and The Wildroot Orchestra at Balcara Park on the shore of Burrard Inlet near Vancouver. The gig went great, and it looked like the band might turn into a full time thing. But it was not to be. Richard was just sitting in, and his own career with the new Mushroom Records and devoted his time to that. Les got scooped up by Alexis (Radlin, a Juno nominee for her debut album in 1975) which featured illustrious players like Jerry Doucette, Duris Maxwell, Tom Lavin, Robbie King and others.
We got together again a number of times over the next couple of years, though without Stepp, and played some gigs around town and in the BC interior. Rodger Law started his own group Horsefeathers, and Stepp launched Shakedown and a recording career. I went on the road with Sweeney Todd as a roadie/light tech, and came back to Vancouver to start Kickin' Horse.
Roger Stomperud, October 2001
Just wanting to hear from old friends. Hello to any one I know and everyone I don't.
Les Law , Bella Coola B.C, March 2007 (From guest book entry)