Mad Trucker Gone MadSaturday, November 8th, 2014
The Return of Mad Trucker Gone Mad: The Legend of Billy Gas
We are proud to announce the permanent reformation of Crustacean Records artists Mad Trucker Gone Mad. Mad Trucker was one of the most dynamic bands Madison’s O’Cayz Corral centered punk/indie scene along with their elite contemporaries such Pachinko, Wheelie King, Powerwagon, and Bongzilla.
Mad Trucker Gone Mad broke up in 2001 after a tumultuous seven years that included highs such as two critically acclaimed albums and successful North American touring that took them to both coasts as well as Toronto’s NXNE Festival three years in a row, the Philadelphia Music Conference in ’98 and the EAT’M Showcase in Las Vegas in ’98 & ’99. The band also had its share of lows that included line-up changes, personal conflicts, substance abuse and most crushingly, the theft of their van full of equipment while on tour in NYC during the summer of 2000. The current line-up consists of founder/songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Isaac Schulze known in Trucker speak as Del Monte Carlo. He is backed up by Chris Langkamp on bass and Dave Meuhlbauer on drums.
They are no strangers to speedy country as Chris and Dave had been keeping the beat for renowned Milwaukee cow punks American Death for many years. That all came to a sudden halt with a fatal motorcycle accident taking the life of American Death frontman John Zysk-Buerger in September of 2005.