The inception of Duke Maroon, came from a circumstantial one-off jam session that Gene and myself had typically held throughout the years since graduating from high school. After recording “Attention *****” we decided to continue the purist of creating music together. Our general distaste for the musical direction of our time caused us to create our own music that would supplement the hollow grave most music seemed to reside in. In other words, we were two music snobs who shared a mutual love for those who dared to defy the laws of tradition. True it was a crusade only of the brave. Then Garret and Wes joined the band and we decided to be real musicians.