Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prophecy Another American Rock'n'Roll Story 1982

Prophecy Another American Rock'n'Roll Story 1982 pre-Stabilizers

Prophecy was one of the hottest bands in Erie, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1982, receiving airplay on K-104 FM and garnering the interest of record labels. The band included Bassist/vocalist Dave Christenson, keyboardist John Schaaf, drummer Brad Vargo and guitarist Mark Szuchmanski.

Dave Christenson later formed the Stabilizers with Rich Nevens and the duo signed with Columbia Records. The Stablizers recorded at least two albums, but Columbia only released the Tyranny album. The band had one Top 30 hit, "One Simple Thing." You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v50khe9hg9o

Check out these interviews with Stabilizers' members Dave and Rich from 1986. The first is an interview with Joan Murray on Newswatch 35 WSEE-TV (check out Phil Fatica!) and with Stacy Nogy from WJET-TV. This clip was posted to YouTube by ErieSummer85: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUfOSbSZ80s&feature=plcp


  1. What a blast from the past! Brad Vargo and I went to Prep and played in Orpheus before Prophecy. Rock on Brad!

  2. I bought Brad's old Ludwig drum set and cymbals when I was 16 which he played in Another American Rock n' Roll Story. What a trip back!