"LEAVIN' ON A DEATH PLANE" (audio, 1997). On March 26, 1997, 39 cult... more »
"LEAVIN' ON A DEATH PLANE" (audio, 1997). On March 26, 1997, 39 cult members of "Heaven's Gate" in a mansion in San Diego committed suicide, after making their beds and neatly putting their Nike tennis shoes at the foot of each.
They were anti-sexual and, over the years, 5 male members had themselves castrated.
They expected to be transported to a UFO supposedly trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp, with Jesus on board. ("Par-TAY!")
Hence, this parody. They, early on, had a..."website!" (this WAS 1997). It's still up and has their "going away message" at www.heavensgate.com It's spooky. ("Gabe" reference is to the Archangel Gabriel). All instruments & vocals by "Loose Bruce" Kerr
Bruce (this is the "OTHER Bruce") took 20 years off to write & perform music, sometimes solo, sometimes in a duo or the band, "Spud City-Music With a Peel" (Mass., VT). He opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic. Then he resumed being an attorney, now working for Oracle in Northern California's Silicon Valley. « less