Wet Nurse

Wet Nurse was an offshoot of the band The Cascades. The Cascades, formed in 1976 played a mixture of originals, and soft rock. Ernie and Boom Boom went on to form Wet Nurse after the demise of the Cascades.

Wet Nurse was primarily punk, and was truly cutting edge at the time. The band was famous locally for their costumes, and wild antics on stage. Working with a limited repertoire, Wet Nurse was a band capable of extreme highs and lows. The band worked with many notable Bay Area groups including Huey Lewis, Nick "The Greek" Gravenites, and Clover.

In 1978 a demo 45 was produced with "Toots and Hot Tubs" on the A side, and "Bar Wars" on the B side. Huey Lewis produced, and the tracks were cut at the legendary "Church" in Marin County, and Different Fur, San Francisco.

At a time when well orchestrated, and arranged rock was all the rage, Wet Nurse broke through and added a little style, and volume to the Bay Area club scene in the late 1970's. (Ernie Stires)

 Wet Nurse


  • 1978 "Toots and Hot Tubs" b/w "Bar Wars" (demo single)

    Ernie Stires - guitar
    Jim "Boom Boom" Hite - fretless bass
    Steve Bajor - drums
    Hunter Starbird - vocals
    Jimmy Warren - keyboards
    Warner YullThorton - percussion

    Further Links:

  • Official Website
         Listen to "Bar Wars" and "Toots and Hot Tubs"!!!


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