The Mentors – When You’re Horny (18+ Only)

  The Mentors are an American heavy metal band noted for its deliberately sexist shock rock lyrics. They formed in 1977 in Seattle, Washington and relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1979, where their irreverent attitude aligned them with the city’s punk rock scene. Their music has developed stylistically over the years from garage metal to hardcore punk to experimental thrash metal. They bill themselves as the inventors of “rape rock,” essentially an early […]

 

The Mentors are an American heavy metal band noted for its deliberately sexist shock rock lyrics.

They formed in 1977 in Seattle, Washington and relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1979, where their irreverent attitude aligned them with the city’s punk rock scene. Their music has developed stylistically over the years from garage metal to hardcore punk to experimental thrash metal. They bill themselves as the inventors of “rape rock,” essentially an early 1970s-style heavy metal and punk rock fusion with extremely chauvinistic and perverse lyrics about degrading women.

Although they garnered attention both from noted hard rock acts and pro-censorship movements such as the PMRC, the high-profile death of drummer and lead singer Eldon Hoke (“El Duce”) in 1997 brought them unprecedented attention. They remain active with a retooled lineup.

History

Founding members Hoke, Eric Carlson (“Sickie Wifebeater”; guitar) and Steve Broy (“Dr. Heathen Scum”; bass) attended Roosevelt High School together in Seattle, and began experimenting together with crude punk and primitive heavy metal. Upon formation, The Mentors began to tour the Northwest, playing shows with their trademark executioner hoods and bawdy lyrics. Broy was in and out of the band during its early career due to his preoccupation while pursuing a degree in engineering. Other bassists from this era include Jeff Dahl, Chris Jacobsen (Jack Shit), and Mike Dewey (Heathen Scum Wezda).

Through Mystic Records, The Mentors released their first EP, The Trash Bag, in 1983. Their first live album, Live at the Whiskey/Cathey de Grande, came out the following year; both records were produced by Phillip (Philco) Raves. In 1985, they signed to Death Records, a subsidiary of Metal Blade, and released their debut studio LP, You Axed for It!, with Broy returning on the bass.[3] During this time, Hoke maintained a strong public presence, making a controversial appearance alongside fellow metal band GWAR on The Jerry Springer Show, who criticized Hoke’s band, beliefs, and public image. In another controversial interview, on Hot Seat with Wally George, Hoke claimed that The Mentors and their fans “want rape rock!” This term would eventually come into use by similar shock rock bands such as The Murder Junkies and The MILF Hunters.

Broy was briefly replaced by bassists Wayne Daddio (“Ripper”), Scott Weinrich  (who played anonymously), Ed Danky (“Poppa Sneaky Spermshooter”) and Zippy, but later returned to the group. In 1989, The Mentors released their third album, Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll, a faux-live record. This album caught the attention of the hard rock band Revolting Cocks, who invited The Mentors on tour with them.

They released Rock Bible in 1990, with Rick Lomas (“Insect On Acid”)  sitting in on drums. To the Max followed the next year. Clark “Moosedick” Savage often filled in for Hoke on drums at live shows, as Hoke’s alcoholism had made it difficult for him to play drums and sing simultaneously.

The Mentors remained sporadically active thereafter. Hoke began a solo career, while Carlson formed the band Jesters of Destiny. In the mid 1990s, Hoke claimed that Courtney Love had offered him $50,000 to kill her husband Kurt Cobain, whose death was ruled a suicide. In 1997, days after being interviewed for the documentary film Kurt and Courtney, Hoke died after being struck by a freight train while intoxicated. His death was alternately described as an accident and a suicide, while some have pointed to evidence suggesting foul play.

Carlson, Broy and Savage continued the band and were joined by guitarist Sickie J and vocalist El Rapo in 2001, releasing Over the Top in 2005. 2006 Singer and drummer Marc DeLeon (“Mad Dog”), of the Mentors tribute band The Mantors, replaced El Rapo and, later, Savage. 2009 saw the release of Ducefixion, their eighth full-length record.

Members

Current members
  • Eric Carlson (Sickie Wifebeater) – guitar (1977–present)
  • Steve Broy (Dr. Heathen Scum) – bass (1977–1979, 1984–1986, 1989–present)
  • Marc Deleon (Mad Dog Duce) – drums, lead vocals (2005–present)
Former members
  • Eldon Hoke (El Duce; deceased) – drums, lead vocals (1977–1997)
  • Jeff Dahl – bass (1979–1980)
  • Chris Jacobson (Jack Shit; deceased) – bass (1980)
  • Mike Dewey (Heathen Scum Wezda) – bass (1980–1984)
  • Wayne Daddio (Ripper) – bass (1984–1985)
  • Scott “Wino” Weinrich – bass (1986)
  • Ed Danky (Poppa Sneaky Spermshooter; deceased) – bass (1986–1987)
  • Zippy – bass (1987–1989)
  • Rick Lomas (Insect On Acid) – drums (1989)
  • Clark Savage (Moosedick) – drums (1991–2008)
  • Sickie J – rhythm guitar (2001–2010)
  • El Rapo – vocals (2002–2004)

Discography

Videography

  • Get Up and Die (1983)
  • Mentors Fuck Movie (1987)
  • A Piece Of Sinema (1990)
  • The Wretched World of The Mentors (1990)
  • Mentors Tour De Max ’91 (1991)
  • El Duce, The Man. The Myth. The Video. (1993)
  • Mentors – El Duce Vita DVD (2007)

See also

Eldon Hoke
Birth name Eldon Wayne Hoke
Also known as El Duce
Born March 23, 1958
SeattleWashington, US
Died April 19, 1997 (aged 39)
Riverside, California, US
Genres Heavy metalpunk rock
Instruments VocalsDrummer
Associated acts The Mentors, Gardy Loo!, Coven, The Screamers, Chinas Comadas

Eldon Wayne Hoke (March 23, 1958 — April 19, 1997) was an American musician. Nicknamed El Duce, he was best known as the drummer and lead singer of the self-described “rape rock” band The Mentors. He was part of other acts, including The Screamers before that.

History

Hoke and the Mentors worked to gain attention through farcical demonstrations of political incorrectness. Their guitarist renamed himself “Sickie Wifebeater”, and the group often appeared in public wearing black executioner hoods. One reviewer suggested that “their lyrics, which consisted mostly of songs about hitting women, stealing from women, and having anal sex with women, made their anonymity necessary.”

During the 1985 U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation‘s hearings into the proliferation of “obscene” lyrics in popular music, the Rev. Jeff Ling recited the lyrics to the Mentors song, “Golden Shower” to musician Frank Zappa, who opposed the hearings. The lyrics, which included the line, “Bend up and smell my anal vapor/Your face is my toilet paper” prompted Zappa and others to denounce the hearings as a farce.

In addition to his musical career, Hoke also worked as an extra in televisionmovie, and music video productions. Hoke had a supporting role, credited as “El Duce” in the science fiction musical Population: 1.

In the mid-nineties, after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Hoke began making the claim that Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, had offered to pay Hoke to kill Cobain.[2] Hoke promoted his story in such media outlets as TV’s Jerry Springer ShowThe National Enquirer weekly tabloid, and in Nick Broomfield‘s documentary filmKurt & Courtney.

His most regular entertainment gig was on the talk show Hot Seat, where he and his band called their music “rape rock”. He stated that he could tell if women wanted to be raped “by the look in their eyes”, and in general played a wrestling-style villain for the audience. Hoke’s many appearances often culminated in being “forcibly” removed from host Wally George’s soundstage by security personnel.

In another interview, the journalist asks Hoke to “tell me about some chicks you fucked on the road”. Hoke replies, “Well, we pick ’em up…and drop ’em off at Jack in the Box. Truck stops are the goods… you get an airhead at a truck stop and you say ‘bitch, you gotta get down on the dick! Cunt!'”[3][dead link] He then sticks his thumbs in his ears, wiggles his fingers and makes silly noises.

Hoke’s final musical performance was given on Friday, April 18, 1997 at Al’s Bar in downtown Los Angeles.

El Duce was mentioned in the underground hit Fist Fuck by the world famous Nardcore punk rock band from OxnardDr. Know, in 1986.

Alleged connection to death of Kurt Cobain

According to Max Wallace and Ian Halperin, Hoke showed up at his friend Drew Gallagher’s home on April 17, 1997, asking where he could go to get a fake driver’s license. Hoke was incredibly paranoid and nervous at this time. When Gallagher asked what he meant, Hoke responded, “People get buried in cornfields, people get lost in swamps”. Hoke informed Gallagher of who he was and told him that he had “killed Kurt Cobain.”

While Hoke didn’t actually claim to have killed Kurt Cobain, he did say that Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, attempted to hire him to kill Cobain. Hoke passed a polygraph test saying that Love offered him 50 thousand dollars to kill her husband and make it look like a suicide. Hoke passed on the offer and claimed that his friend Alan took her offer to kill Kurt Cobain. Approximately a week after this incident, Hoke’s body was found near a railroad; it was determined he had stumbled in front of a train and was hit.

Death

There is much speculation on the death of Eldon Hoke. He was found near a railroad in Riverside and supposedly stumbled onto the tracks. Many people say he was pushed because of the speculation around his involvement in the death of Kurt Cobain, but police reports say it was an accident. This incident was never investigated.



  • jpilla

    i cant get the videos to play

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