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Please submit your stories about El Duce and the Mentors to: Rodney@mindmelt.com 

El Duce Memories

Dear Mentor Fans and Friends :
It is with the utmost sadness that I must report the demise of El Duce, singer and drummer with the Mentors. An obituary written two days after his death is attached. I am sorry I haven’t alerted you loyal Mentors fans earlier ; as you can imagine, the days immediately following his death were followed by grief and coordination with family and friends.
Suffice to say a world without El Duce is a much darker one, in my forty years of living I must say I have never met a funnier man. Duce was my friend since we were 9 years old, and I am grateful for all of the laughs and good times with my friend and partner. One of the greatest gifts Duce left me was the acquaintance of his many friends ( nobody had more friends than Duce ) ; I have heard from many of you already, and I am grieving along with you as you can imagine.
As to the future of the band the Mentors, only time will tell, but Sickie and I intend to carry on, we just don’t know what else to do.
Duce believed, as I do, that the work we were doing in the Mentors will ultimately transcend time and place, and its hard to listen to the songs of Duce and look at his pictures without believing that he, like Lincoln, now belongs to the ages.
I would appreciate any thoughts or memories of Duce.

Thank you all for the support over the years,
Dr. Heathen Scum
aka Steve Broy

Obituary for Eldon Hoke (aka El Duce )
Eldon Hoke, also know as El Duce, a fixture on the Los Angeles Entertainment scene for the last 20 years was killed Saturday evening, April 19, in Riverside, CA. His death was the result of being hit by a train in a state of alcoholic intoxication.
Mr. Hoke was best known as the drummer and lead singer of the rock group the Mentors. He rose to national prominence in 1985 as a result of the U.S. Senate ( P.M.R.C. ) hearings regarding “obscene lyrics” in rock music, which named publicly the Mentors as the worst exponent of such lyrics in music. In addition to his musical career Mr. Hoke also was employed frequently as a bit player or extra in many motion picture, music video, and television productions. His comic visage and friendly manner made him a show business natural.
Recently Mr. Hoke had appeared on the Jerry Springer Show in a show devoted to Shock Rock, and in the National Enquirer and other tabloids domestically and internationally regarding his claim that he was approached by Courtney Love to kill Kurt Cobain.
The last musical performance by Mr. Hoke was given on Friday, April 18th, at Al’s Bar in Downtown Los Angeles.
Mr. Hoke was born on March 24, 1958 in Seattle, Washington. He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hoke of Seattle, Wa, a brother, Steven Hoke, of Seattle, a sister, Mrs. Christina Sherrod, of Renton, WA, a sister, Mrs. Annetta Boggs, of Los Angeles, an uncle, David Hoke, an uncle, Charles Saltviet, or Portland, and an aunt, Esther Moreland, of Woodland Hills. The loss is also grieved by his lifelong friends and group members of the Mentors, Eric Carlson of Hollywood, CA and Steve Broy, of Riverside, CA. Donations in his memory can be made to the Salvation Army.

ELDON HOKE (aka EL DUCE) Memories...

We are the kings of sleaze Listen bitch get on yer knees We are the kings of sleaze We don?t have venereal disease Looking at porno is fun Jackin? off and then I?m done After leaving the porno place Gotta piss in a girls face yeaah real mentors fan uit sittard

magic
hehehhe@hotmail.com
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Back in the day i remember seeing El duce drunk in an all on hollywood blvd. I asked him if he had raped any whores that day and to my suprise he said no. he asked if i could spare any change for a beer. i asked myself "how can u deny a hero?" so i fronted 10 bucks and we both went to the bar and got shit faced. ehile at the bar that sick fucker groped a woman passing by and said "lady let me fuck those titties!" the woman took his mug and smahed it on the counter to attract attention. she then strattled DUCE and licked his forhead and said "no" the got off and punched him in the balls. this is a tru story

Shane oreilly
mroreillysays@netscape.com
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El Duce was the FUCING man. The MENTORS used to come to Pittsburgh every year and play THE BANANA. When it came time for the MENTORS to hit the stage someone would have to come down to Chief's bar to tell El Duce that it was time to go on. Along with the fans who would have to sometimes carry El Duce to the show he managed to get through the shows considering how drunk we could get him and he outdrank anybody there. The real party was always after the show. He could have also took a career in stand up comedy. He was a total riot to hang out with. He will be missed very much by me and many others. Here's to the Duce.

James Strauss
jimmy666@comcast.net
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I'm glad he's dead... fuck his rotting corpse.

Osama
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el duce is a fat cunt with bitch tits

satan
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Once I was taking a shit in this bar. Someone started taking a shit in the stall next to me. It smelled so bad that i wiped my ass and exited as fast as i could . Back at the bar i watched to see who created such a stink. It was EL DUCE, he came up to me at the bar and pulled his pants down to his knees and squatted down in front of me. He then started shitting all over the floor and his face was blood red from straining so hard. of course security kicked him out asap. He even wiped feces on the bars window and flipped them the bird. I was so entralled by his actions i grabbed up the paper towl with feces on it after they cleaned up his mess and i licked the rancid mucous like turd sauce with stars in my eyes. R.I.P. EL DUCE THIS IS A FUCKING TRUE STORY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!

DAWG RAWLINGS
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7am,phone call,el duce:is das kicker there this is das duce me:this is el duce:el duce:is yer sister there? me:no E.D.:how bout yer mom? me:doesn't live with meE.D.:any retards i wanna have a retard fuck fest. great morning kicker one of the almighty dog patch winos

el kicker
bizarrokicker@yahoo.com
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Avenge Eldon's death..it was murder..avenge eldons death...

Steed
streed@diddley.com
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I'm sorry to say I never met Duce... I love the Mentors & his humor though. I rock with a hood & have a black hood tattoo. El Duce is part of what got me started making music & I'll never forget that. I hope to carry on the tradition for years to come... the world cannot be without offensive music for the depraved minority.

Rad
crackandhookers@yahoo.com
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It was 88' and me and my friend Robin Crosby were at the Rainbow. Well while we were drinking and laughing this wild troll gives a hellish gargle and it was El Duce! I had heard rumours of the guy but never met him. He had done this gargle to get our attention for free booze, who woulda thought, huh? So Robin(guitarist for Ratt) and I bought him aseveral rounds of drinks until we were all so fucked up we couldn't walk. We then went to Robins place and as we all know Robin enjoyed shooting Heroin so him and Duce discussed which was better crank, Heroin or Coke. Robim had his dope on the table(Heroin) I had mine(Coke) and Duce had some powerful as Red Phosphorous Dope. We shot up so much Coke Heroin and Crank for the next 4 days! I am surprised any of us lived. Note Duce wouldn't do the Heroin until we were all out of Coke and Crank so he bumped a huge chunk of tar in his neck and fell out vomiting. Robin and I were so fucked up we started laughing then realized he might be dying so Robin and I put him in the shower through Ice in water then Robim shoved an Ice Cube in his ass to give his heart a jump it worked partially. His first words were I pinched some of that crank for later there's a needle under the sofa with 50 units I need it. I thought your insane and he really was serious he got up and went and got the needle and hit himself on the arm fell out agin and we had to leave him at his friend in Riversides house. He lived though that crazy fuck. But really he was an evil sick man who burned for something the guy was doomed from the get go what sick sick perverted little troll people shouldn't listen to his message look where his teachings got him pushed in front of a train

Jonny C. Childs
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THE BItch told me to hit the road and see knows!!!! god DAMN THAT CUNT ?? WHAT the fuck a wess going to EAT!! The stamps the kids of yours are there too ????? DuH !!! swollowing is nothing! unless you bring yours friendS! not the sores from the MLK bvld project BITCH!! REAL CASH OR SOME TYYPE OF DAMN IT bitch ho can i treat you like a lady .....!!!!! with a MOUTH like that A MAMMIE LIKE MINE COULDNT SWOLLOw!!!!!! THE BARKEEP member of the church tell your girlfriend !!!!!!!!

tHEE BARKEEP!!!
devoncurtin@yahoo.com
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FUCK ALLEN WENCH the mentors are nothing with out el duce

the e
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I never knew Duce. I just found out he has passed and was shocked to know this many years later. You will be missed by all my friend. But I can tell you that he has made a major contribution to music as it is and PMRC had the Mentors listed as the "filthy 15". Fuck the PMRC. We ran into a lot of those PMRC pussies at the Twisted Sister gig in Long Beach. We would spit in their faces because they would block entrances. I remember hanging out at the Roadrunner campground in Lake Elsinore Ca. cranking Mentors music, drinking massive amounts of beer and smoking pounds of pot. Boy, did we get the people pissed there listening to "you axed for it" over and over again. We owned that campground when we arrived for the weekend every weekend. Then pull up to a stop light cranking Mentors and getting sour looks from people. El Duce sounded like a hell of a guy and was a real person and not transparent like other phoney artists today. Thanks for your contribution Duce on pushing the boundries others won't go to. Seems like Mentors did this Rape Rock thing first now the faggy ass rappers are doing the same thing now. EL DUCE AND MENTORS RULE! KEEP ON JAMMIN'! HETROSEXUALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ROCK!

Road Slug
road_slug@hotmail.com
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it was 1993 in dallas texas,the mentors were playing at the main bar in deep ellum. it was the second time i had seen them live. this time duce wasnt playing drums so he had alot of free time on his hands time to get a blow job on stage while singing right along with the band. it was a trip! fortunately i relive that night all the time it just so happens that i hade my camcorder rolling and have some awesome video of a true legend im saddened that he will never hit me up for another shot of wild turkey again. r.i.p. duce

tom pippin
tompippin@hotmail.com
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My memories of EL DUCE i was a roadie for the mentors for many years, in Hollywood. Me and the other roadie motorhead job was to baby-sit EL DUCE man I could tell you a million of stores about the great EL DUCE. I named my pitbull after him because it reminds me of my best friend(wild and crazy)

GREG. G
TERMINALFIX@AOL.COM
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I don't have a story.GG ALLIN is my hero!!But fuck all the people that talk shit about El Duce,everyone is a piece of shit waiting to die.

scumbaGG 13
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I never knew El Duce, but met Dr Heathen Scum in Holland last year who spoke none to highly of him ... as did Allen Wrench and the rest of those fellows. He was a bloody talented musician, lyricist and songwriter ... I hope his legacy continues in the form of Kill Allen Wrench with the Dr. there to oversee. Hails for the endless humour and also for his serious lyrics : "All women are insane!"

SR
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EL DUCE IS HERE IN HEAVEN FUCKING ALL THE ANGELS HE WANTS. check out my site: www.geocities.com/tv_casualty82/index

God
tv_casualty82@yahoo.com
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I saw the Mentors in 1987 in a smelly dive in Newport Kentucky called the Jockey club.My only interaction with El Duce was me asking him for a drink from his bottle of tequilla, and him saying "only if you girly gives me a blow job".Well I did`nt get the drink and as far as I know, he did'nt get a blow job(from my girly anyway). I know the mans been dead for 5 years and I did'nt hear a thing about it untill today 12.17.2002.After reading all the curses,abuse and praise...I had to think about one thing.No matter how vile and depraved the mentors were,it was HUMOR and o.k. bar music for the time(the 80s were a fucking musical wasteland,especially in the midwest). These guys inspired me and others to pick up guitars, drum sticks,and microphones to try to do it better(with a bit more taste maybe...no offense).The point is that music should always be a medium for people to express themselves.El Duce expressed himself.Even if its tasteless, its freedom of speech.Cheers Fat One!!!

Paul Dumbell
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LONG LIVE DADDY DUCE`

Thee Belligerents
belligerents@hotmail.com
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Good riddance, you fat fuck.

Everybody
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The Mentors came to play the On Broadway Theatre where I was working in San Francisco and I helped them lug their gear up the stairs. The guys were real cool and gave me a record and signed it and stuff. Dirk Dirksen kept me pretty busy those days so I didn't get to enjoy much of the show, however I could clearly see that they had an extraordinary act, even by On Broadway standards. About 10 or twelve years later, '91 or '92 maybe, I was coming out of the 7-11 on Highland in Hollywood, and this man asked if I could spare some change for another beer. You already know who I'm talking about but I hadn't recognised him yet. Glad to help out a fellow with a legitimate need I emptied out my pockets and bid him good luck, which pissed off one of the local dirtbag panhandlers that I'd been disregarding in all my time in the neighborhood. We both laughed at the crackhead for wanting a share and I went on my way. I got to thinking that 73 cents was not nearly enough for a man of such obvious quality and charisma so I put the milk in the fridge, twisted a fattie, and went back down around the corner. He was still working in the same lot so I was quickly able to rectify things with a couple of 40 ouncers and some more change. Things weren't getting any prettier with the jealous locals so we went back to my pad on Ivar Hill to hang out. We talked at length about a lot of things. I found El Duce to be very well-informed and aware, an excllent Drunk, and beautifully direct with a keen wit. All this as we put away a quart of Grand-Dad and seriously dented the Jack, smoked a few doobies, and drank the beers. When I offered to crank out some victuals he remembered a lunch date and off he went. Gone too soon.

Steven Schaaf
conure667@hotmail.com
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Duce knew KC's murderer. It would have been him if it were not that he was on tour at the time and CL couldn't get hold of him. It shoulda been a close cut thing for the Duce - Fate saved him that day. Sadly he spoke a little too much to the bbc and the next thing you know either the FBI or CL had him whacked the same as Kurt was. The only person gaining from the truth about Kurt's death is Courtney. COME ON WORLD - Kurt and Duce were murdered by Courtney Love's desire for wealth and fame. The talentless bitch never got a hit record 'til she was already rich and famous on Kurt's success and death. It makes me pig sick when I am in the States and I see her parading herself like some fucking saint up and down the Premier red carpet. Her time will come - what will she have to say for herself when she meets her maker and he can see through all the lies (Unlike the SPD). Kurt was a good friend to me and I know that he never commited suicide. He could be a stubborn SOB but he was on the up. He had realised that Courtney was a gold digger and that she had tried to kill him in Rome with the Rohipnol - that is where the letter came from with the divorce promise. That was no suicide note. Kurt told me himself that he was afraid of pain (caused by the totally debilitating stomach contorsions he suffered) and that the thought of fatally harming himself was not an issue. Though not deeply religious he did feel that his life was not his to take away. He was right - but Courtney was wrong to believe that it was her right to use Kurt as a platform to gain wealth and fame. El Duce - you were a shithead for thinking that you could have the balls to do it - I saw you run from two guys who weighed less than your total body mass 'cos you caught them fucking backstage - I woulda kicked fuck outta the faggots and enjoyed their shrieks. How could you have killed Kurt - I think you were flattered that a somewhat dim Courtney thought of you above anyone else. Don't get me wrong - she is shrewd otherwise she wouldn't have got away with it - but bright she ain't. Kurt - may you rest in peace my friend. I will see you again one day and you can be sure that I will be holding a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand and a Remy Martin in the other. 'Til then my buddy - may the truth come out and the whore pay in this life as well as the next. El Duce - I'm truly sorry - I wished you had never met Courtney - my fault. Put a beer and RM chaser on the bar in heaven - I will be up when I can for a chat and some answers. WB

greebo
woz_clown@hotmail.com
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EL DUCE WAS THE SMARTEST PERSON WHO EVER LIVED...AND IF YOU DONT LIKE HIM YOU CAN GET RAPED BY 10 BIG BLACK NIGGERS ... WOOT WOOT EL DUCE!!@!@

STEVE-0
uumjammerlammy@aol.com
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CHIGUE A SU MADRE EL PINCHE CHOFER DEL TREN QUE DESPEDAZO AL EL DUCE, DEBERIAN DE VENDER LOS PEDAZOS DE ROPA ENSANGRENTADA DEL GRAN MAESTRO.......R.I.P. (IN HELL) THE GRAND MASTER EL DUCE.....

EL PINCHE SATANICO
emojinos@hotmail.com
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EL DUCE GRAN MAESTRO UNIVERSAL, DEBE DE ESTAR EN EL CIELO COJIENDO A LOS PUTOS ANGELES......GRAND MASTER (EL DUCE)

EL VERGA
emojinos@hotmail.com
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Rajis- Hollywood Summer 1986, I was standing in the back in the ally helping carry in some equipment for Battalion Of Saints when I heard a very distinctive voice screaming at some woman. I couldnt make out the silhouettes down the ally until they were walking in my direction. The whole time they were headed my way they were shouting, " Were gonna rape some whores tonight." What seemed to be the ringleader looked at me and said, "Hey Kid, come on lets go were gonna show you how to rape a whore". My first thought was, HELL NO! Then my friend leaned over and said to me, thats El Duce. I of course had seen the Mentors play over the years, but I had no idea what El Duce really looked like. Then I just thought, you know old man, your really kinda boring with big talk. ANyway he was persistant that I was gonna go with them. To the point where El Duce got a little too close so I beat the shit outta his old ass. Just another big mouth with no skill to back it up. Good song writer though. Kinda fun. But in the end, just another garden variety alchy. Whatever

WARHEAD
rune64r@yahoo.com
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In the early 90's, I had the privlidge to seeing the Mentors Live at City Gardens in Trenton NJ. Before the show started, myself and some friends did shots with El Duce himself. El Duce was a big fan of "OLD GRAND DAD". He told us stories about the early days when the Mentors we not taken seriously. He raved about the pornography that he paysted on too his drums. El Duce was a misunderstood genious and will be missed. 4F Club lives

MENTORS FAN New Jersey
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lol

Nimb_777
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fuck off,son of bitch, what devil eat you

luke
luke@yahoo.com.br
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was mid 97 Florence Italy this guy heard the entire story from his mounth in a bands tour they had on Italy before he died...

Nimb_777
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I heard something about this guy killing kurt and be killed

Nimb_777
aziz@enetec.com.br
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one time i was drunk and i went to a mentor concert and dam i was laid so many times i was drunk and then i was drunk and then i got rape by the the bassist of the mentors and my grandma was on stage in hootchie clothes daning with el duce real nasty like but i didnt care cause i was druck and coaked up and getting ass fucked at the time. mentors rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sex slave
up my ass@shitwhore.com
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Your ass is so sweet I want to make your meet! Your ass is so fine, I want to make you mine. I'm gonna slam the door...... You are my personal whore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Duce's son
SonofaDuce@hotmail.com
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I saw the mentors four times (87,91,93,96) plus I saw the side joke project "El Duce and the Sex Devils" in December 1991. The first time I met El Duce one on one was in 1991 at the now defunct Portland Underground. I was in the beer garden and I saw El Duce wander into the girls bathroom. He came out a few seconds later and my friend said "hey you cant go in there" and I said "whatcha doing in the girls bathroom". El Duce replied "what I do is I sneak in the girls bathroom and I jack off". I then shook his hand. The final time I met El Duce was 4th of July 1996 at the now defunct club EJ's. I was talking to him at the bar and this girl come over and yells "Duce". As they went to touch glasses, El Duce's glass halfway broke and he chugged beer (whats left) out of a broken glass and the grabbed my beer and slam that down to.He said "sorry about that", Isaid no big deal.

Paul Della Valle
P_Dellavalle@juno.com
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wtf is wrong with you all? You idolize a drunk and loser who could do no better in life than start a band that sang songs about rape and other violent nihilistic acts. And apparently some of you don't realize this yet but, life on the street sucks, it isn't something that is to be idolized. El Duce's life was a pathetic waste, and so it seems are most of your lives as well. Move on and do something productive instead of reminiscing about pathetic wastes of human existance.

White Cracker
wthiswrongwithyouall@hotmail.com
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El Duce always surprised me in some dark alley in Hollywood?he would magically pop out of nowhere. Sometimes when I am in Hollywood I still expect to have him come ambling by. Miss you Man. I don't care what anyone says? You were a good Guy. RIP!

Lunar Stardust
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LOved the Duce. Cool and down ta earth. liked to drink and fuck. Vomit was his friend. He was a real fiend but a good guy. He had problems but waded thru them like jello. So he no longer Prowls the seedy streets of Hollywood... What a shame. always liked bumping into him...I was a total Lush back in the early 90's, so we were a good match. Brother where art thou? Peace Duce. Have a good Night. Still think of you whenever I pass by certain spots in Hollywood.

POLIO
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OK... ELDUCE AND THE MENTORS WERE ACID, SPEED, BOOZE CRAZED STOOGES WHO STOOD FOR NOTHING BUT FUCKING ANSD GETTI' WASTED. FAT PERVERTED SLOBS WHO COULDN'T TUNE THEIR INSTRUMENTS WITH SOMEONE DOING IT FOR THEM. VOMIT AND RAGE AND FILTH SPEWED FROM THEIR AMPS, DUST EMITTED FROM THE LUNGS OF HELL WHEN THEY TOOK THE STAGE. GOIN' THROUGH YER PURSE...BITCH! BLACK SABBATH WAS A COOL BAND...FUNK SATANIC METAL...THE MENTORS WERE TALENTLESS SLOBS WHO WROTE GOOD SONGS AND THEN THE MILKMAN CAME TO DELIVER THE MILK THAT WAS OWED ON THE CRYSTAL TIP. TITS AND ACID FOR ALL!!! IF DUCE WAS REALLY THE DEVIL THEN PIGS FLY. HE WAS OK MAN. COURTNEY LOVE IS A SHALLOW TALENTLESS PIECE OF SHIT WHO GOT VERY,VERY LUCKY. DUCE DRANK LIKE A FUCKING SHARK MAN. HIS GUT WAS 3 BLOCKS AHEAD OF THE REST OF HIM. HEY CHECK OUT THE TECHNICOLOR WEB OF SOUND ON i-TUNES (STREAMING FREAK-OUTS). GROVEL THROUGH THOSE DARK, DANK HOLLYWOOD ALLEYS WITH ALL THOSE LOST SOULS THAT GRIN AT YOU THROUGH THE COFFIN... LOST, LOST SOULS MAN. MORE LOST THAN EVEN ROZZ WILLIAMS. HIT THE SOUP KITCHENS IN HOLLYWOOD GET YOUR PORTION OF THE LEFTOVERS AND DINE WILDLYAS THOUGH YOUR VERY LIFE DEPENDED ON IT...WHO THE FUCK MAINTAINS THIS FUCKIN SITE ANYWAY. YOU NEED A JANITOR TO DO A LITTLE WEB-SWEEPING. TAKE THE NIGHT FLIGHT THROUGH THE RAINY SKIES, WATCH THE ANGELS OPEN THEIR EYES, JOY COMES YOUR WAY, ONLY IF YOU'RE HIGH ON LIFE...EAT THE PIG ENTRAILS , EAT THE SUGAR CACTUS AND SHIT THE COMET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE PIG. THEEEEEEE MENTORS ARE CUMMING TO YOUR LITTLE TOWN AND THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE A DUMP ON YOUR FRONT LAWN.LALALA...THEY WILL WHIP OUT THE FAKE PHALLUS' AND DEVOUR YOUR MOMMY. THEIR HORNS WILL PROTRUDE FROM THE BASE OF THEIR NUMB SKULLS AND THEY WILL SKATE AWAY DOWN THE FIRE LACED TRACKS OF HELL. TIMOTHY AND LOUIE FROM THE BRONX REMEMBER SICKIE (DON'T FORGET). THE SPELL CASTER IS ON GUARD FOR THE PIG PARADE. JUST A LITTLE STREAM OF COUNSCIOUSNESS WRITING DON'T MIND ME.... LICK THAT MOTHERFUCKIN' CLIT AND KICK SAND INTO THE GUTTERS OF HOLLYWOOD. GO TO BOB'S FROLIC ROOM ON HOLLYWOOD AND VINE. THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL MEET SONJA CIZMAZIA (ASK FOR HER BY NAME...TELL HER FRANK SENT YOU... SHE IS THERE A COUPLE NIGHTS A WEEK...)

asshole
asshole@yahoo.com
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OK... ELDUCE AND THE MENTORS WERE ACID, SPEED, BOOZE CRAZED STOOGES WHO STOOD FOR NOTHING BUT FUCKING ANSD GETTI' WASTED. FAT PERVERTED SLOBS WHO COULDN'T TUNE THEIR INSTRUMENTS WITH SOMEONE DOING IT FOR THEM. VOMIT AND RAGE AND FILTH SPEWED FROM THEIR AMPS, DUST EMITTED FROM THE LUNGS OF HELL WHEN THEY TOOK THE STAGE. GOIN' THROUGH YER PURSE...BITCH! BLACK SABBATH WAS A COOL BAND...FUNK SATANIC METAL...THE MENTORS WERE TALENTLESS SLOBS WHO WROTE GOOD SONGS AND THEN THE MILKMAN CAME TO DELIVER THE MILK THAT WAS OWED ON THE CRYSTAL TIP. TITS AND ACID FOR ALL!!! IF DUCE WAS REALLY THE DEVIL THEN PIGS FLY. HE WAS OK MAN. COURTNEY LOVE IS A SHALLOW TALENTLESS PIECE OF SHIT WHO GOT VERY,VERY LUCKY. DUCE DRANK LIKE A FUCKING SHARK MAN. HIS GUT WAS 3 BLOCKS AHEAD OF THE REST OF HIM. HEY CHECK OUT THE TECHNICOLOR WEB OF SOUND ON i-TUNES (STREAMING FREAK-OUTS). GROVEL THROUGH THOSE DARK, DANK HOLLYWOOD ALLEYS WITH ALL THOSE LOST SOULS THAT GRIN AT YOU THROUGH THE COFFIN... LOST, LOST SOULS MAN. MORE LOST THAN EVEN ROZZ WILLIAMS. HIT THE SOUP KITCHENS IN HOLLYWOOD GET YOUR PORTION OF THE LEFTOVERS AND DINE WILDLYAS THOUGH YOUR VERY LIFE DEPENDED ON IT...WHO THE FUCK MAINTAINS THIS FUCKIN SITE ANYWAY. YOU NEED A JANITOR TO DO A LITTLE WEB-SWEEPING. TAKE THE NIGHT FLIGHT THROUGH THE RAINY SKIES, WATCH THE ANGELS OPEN THEIR EYES, JOY COMES YOUR WAY, ONLY IF YOU'RE HIGH ON LIFE...EAT THE PIG ENTRAILS , EAT THE SUGAR CACTUS AND SHIT THE COMET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE PIG.

asshole
asshole@yahoo.com
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EL DUCE AND THE MENTORS WERE THE SONIC EQUIVALENT OF A PUSSY FART THROUGH A STACK OF VINTAGE MARSHALL STACKS. IF EL DUCE HAD JOINED BLACK SABBATH I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY. HE WAS A PERMANENT FEATURE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD...ALWAYS UP TO NO GOOD. THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS ON A RARE RAINY DAY IN LA... HE WAS LOOKING FOR A FREE BEER (WHAT ELSE) I GAVE HIM MONEY BUT COULDN'T HANG OUT. I JUST WATCHED HIM WALK THROUGH THE RAIN INTO THE DARK DEPTHS OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND A BIG PIG. LOVE YA MAN. RIP.

THE PIG DICK
THEPURPLEGENIUS@aol.com
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Er war der beste!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Grrrrrrr, wish i was taken!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, buy me a beer, and i do some more talking!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goasse
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I met ElDuce when we both lived at the vine lodge in hollywood in 1981. We would sit and do crank and drink. He was a funny guy and i liked him alot. I saw of his passing in rolling stone mag and could not belive it R.I.P man

Lance
xray152@yahoo.com
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I met ElDuce when we both lived at the vine lodge in hollywood. We would sit and do crank and drink. He was a funny guy and i liked him alot. I saw of his passing in rolling stone mag and could not belive it R.I.P man

Lance
xray152@yahoo.com
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LOTS of beer in Hollywood back alleys through the years. I met Duce around summer 1991. It seemed I would run into Duce every year or so and we would usually hit the nearest alley and drink (usually with me buying?or stealing the booze).I usually had the worst hangovers after a drinking binge with Duce. I'm sure His Ghost still wanders the dark and mysterious streets of Hollywood...too bad I will never run into him again personally and hit the filthy,piss-stained alleys to bullshit and laugh our way into the wee hours. I remember him sleeping in his "CardBoard Condo" near the Egyptian theater when it was being renovated? I spent many a night there as well back in the early 90's RIP EL DUCE. From your friend, Dave.

dave
gloony1s@aol.com
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LOTS of beer in hollywood back alleys through the years. I met Duce around summer 1991. It seemed I would run into Duce every year or so and we would usually hit the nearest alley and drink (usually with me buying?or stealing the booze). I usually had the worst hangovers after adrinking binge with Duce. His Ghost still wanders the dark streets of Hollywood...too bad I will never run into him again personally and hit the alleys. RIP EL DUCE. From Dave

dave
gloonie1s@aol.com
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It was Summer 1992. I was coming down from a twisted little bender on Crystal Meth, sketched out and hanging out near the corner of HIGHLAND AND HOLLYWOOD in Hollywood. Actually at that time I had just been relegated to live on the slimy streets of Hollywood, having run out of money. I was doing a fair amount of squatting in various places with the punk rock street scum (although I was not quite that scummy). Who comes wandering down the street in a striped prison uniform splattered with fake Blood? You guessed it? EL DUCE. He claimed to have just gotten off from some b-movie shoot. I told him I thought the MENTORS were like a cross between BLACK SABBATH and Hustler mMagazine...he thought that was cool. Me and a few friends joined forces with Duce to search for (what else?) BOOZE. WE pooled our money and bought some sweet cheap shit (Night Train maybe) it was gone quickly... Then we came up with the idea to hit the HOLLYWOOD BOWL and scavenger all of the wine bottles left behind by the PHILHARMONIC CROWD....plenty of full ones...we got destroyed off of our findings... Much Madness ensued, until Duce said he was heading back to his "CARDBOARD CONDO" to sleep it off. I ran into Duce many times in the following years and had several more Hollywood dark alley drinking parties. Duce was a lot of fun, and underneath it all had a great heart. RIP DUCE!!!!

DAVEY RAMSTADT
gloonie1s@aol.com
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EL DUCE WAS A LOATHSOME FAGGOT WHO DESERVED TO DIE! WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND YOU STUPID FUCKERS : ) MAYBE YOU WILL LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT GOD AND KARMA YOU SCUM BAGS BECAUSE THIS RETARDED HALF BREED NIT WIT IS IN HELL WAITING FOR YOU : ) IM GLAD HE WAS KILLED AND I HOPE DEATH BEFALLS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS...YOU ARE ALL UTTER SCUM

alex
deejay_selecta@webtv.net
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The year was 1992. I was in rock-and-roll Ralphs on Sunset Blvd. on a Friday night. At the check out counter was El Duce. I don't remember how we started talking, but it turned out he needed a ride. I dropped him off at Jumbo's Clown Room, where he said he had to meet his "wife".

Atom
atomk@aol.com
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I base my life on El Duce's teachings. LONG LIVE THE MASTER EL DUCE!!

El Duce's Son
everettsita@zipmail.com
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I met El Duce after the Mentors played L'Amour Brooklyn. He was a real funny guy to talk to. I always loved the Mentors because they made me laugh.

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El Duce was the fuckin' coolest person I have ever listened to. El Duce is GOD! His valuable teachings and lessons on how to treat whores is the only way to treat the whores. Fuck the married bitches and chop off the fags heads! I never got to see the Mentors, but I have been listening to them for over 15 years. Nothing makes me happier than listening to El Duce cuss out the sluts, Sickie play his awesome riffs, and Heathen pluck the bass. Although butt-fuckin' married whores is pretty fuckin hard to beat! A buddy of mine intro"duced" me to the Mentors when I was in High School. I almost fuckin' shit myself cause I was laughing so fuckin' hard listening to El Duce sing about chopping fags heads off on the chopping block, and of course, hocking a loogie in the secretaries buttcheeks. Hail Lord El Duce!!! There will never be another like him. Kill Courtney Love and her minions! everettsita @ yahoo.com

everettsita@yahoo.com
everettsita@yahoo.com
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El Duce was the fuckin' coolest person I have ever listened to. El Duce is GOD! His valuable teachings and lessons on how to treat whores is the only way to treat the whores. Fuck the married bitches and chop off the fags heads! I never got to see the Mentors, but I have been listening to them for over 15 years. Nothing makes me happier than listening to El Duce cuss out the sluts, Sickie play his awesome riffs, and Heathen pluck the bass. Although butt-fuckin' married whores is pretty fuckin hard to beat! A buddy of mine intro"duced" me to the Mentors when I was in High School. I almost fuckin' shit myself cause I was laughing so fuckin' hard listening to El Duce sing about chopping fags heads off on the chopping block, and of course, hocking a loogie in the secretaries buttcheeks. Hail Lord El Duce!!! There will never be another like him. Kill Courtney Love and her minions! everettsita @ yahoo.com

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El Duce's teachings have comforted me over the 14 years i have been listening to the band. I never saw them live but the Mentors are my favorite band. Adultery is the best song. I love to fuck married whores, El Duce would be proud of me. MENTORS ROCK FOREVER!!! KILL THE FAGS AND RAPE THE NUNS AND WHORES!!!!!

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El Duce was asshole. he was a fatty gaygod.

Raaka Matsa
rapeme@sunpoint.net
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I'm in a tribute band to The Grand Man!!! DUCE forever!

Canoing With Duce
dfghjk@sdhjjklgkdtkdtjk.dfhdfh
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met el dulce at a bar in hollywood, called me a nigger and said that he wanted to fuck my fat ass...

cheisgirl@yahoo.com
cheisgirl@yahoo.com
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i remember of this dickhead. he was pissing close to a tree. So I killed her mother because she was a bitch. and for YOU, i want to say that you are a shit. OK? go fuck you and your fucking sisters mothers and your useless race the ball just hit the post. By del piero

cillo
cacaciilcazzo@fottiti.it
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Hailz El D?ce!!! KILL the fags! RAPE the nuns!

Assassin?
vdss@zipmail.com
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el duce lived on a small island where he shared his home made of bread with peaceful little blue men called googys. One day on my sailing travels, i came across this island full of googys. El duce used his magical powers to send me home. Thank you friend.

Joe Gardner
me@home.com
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My CD player was on random and there it was Perverts ON Parade made me think and so here I am...Just remembered all the crazy good times at the Mug the times when he was in Tampa just before moving on...Ben From Gardy Loo gave me the CD and that CD is my rememberance of El Duce he is good people and I can say,, I was there......

GPR (The Door Guy)
ggprg@hotmail.com
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El Duce was one of the greatest artists from this century! We have been very lucky to record in the church of El Duce and we are forever friends with Pope Scum,Sickie and friends! Mentors rule !!! Mentorhawk Motel 7

Hammerhawk
www.hammerhawk.com
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I once had a fanzine in the mid eighties and I did a mail interview with El Duce. I remember once of the Mentors albums was reviewed in Hit Parader and I asked about the negative review. I thought it was funny when he wrote down that Hit Parader should be called Shit Parader.

Nappy Squid
nappysquid@netscape.net
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I NEVER KNEW OF THIS MAN. WHY AM I EVEN ON HERE?

Adam D
something@something.something
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el duce hit my brother at a show and i stabbed him in the face.

j gardner
98gilesma@bishopshalt.hillingdon.sch.uk
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he killed kurt cobain. he was gay. please submit your hate mail to the adress below.

joe gardner
gazgard@aol.com
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el duce was gay

Joe Gardner
gazgard@aol.com
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I saw the Mentors many times here in Phoenix, but the first time I saw them was the best, at the now-defunct Sun Club. Duce signed my vest (as well as writing 'KING BUTT-FUCKER' in huge letters on the back) and, as my friends predicted, he was so hammered by showtime that he did the last half of the set lying on his back and mumbling incoherently into the mike. Another fond memory of Duce was getting high with him and Insect On Acid in the prep room at the Mason Jar, where he later pulled his infamous 'pee-in-the-beer-mug-and-leave-it-on-the-edge-of-the-stage-and-see-who-drinks-it' trick midshow. I also almost got to come up and play bass for a song (4-F, I think) at the Nile (Scum was playing guitar because Sickie wasn't there) but some prick aced me out on my way over the front of the stage. I miss ya, Duce. Concerts haven't been the same since you left. RIP.

Dave
dave@davelog.com
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Detroit 1995 Tour - You may have read about this gig in the Mentors journal/diary, it was my first time seeing the live. I took my HOT girlfriend at the time to the I-ROCK to see them. When we got there, El Duce was at the bar, already shitfaced. Slurring and grunting and shit - kinda freaky. Well, we took a seat and I had my girlfriend Angie go up to the bar and get us some drinks. When she came back, she was all pissed off because El Duce had grabbed her, groped her, and nearly strangled her while he told her how much he wanted to fuck her. She was pissed. All I could say is "Yeah, that's El Duce". What a scumbag he was!! Anyway, as in the journal, El Duce sat down for most of the show. He could not sing, he stood up there for a while going "aaaaahhhhh''''ahhhhhhhhh" sort of groaning into the mike while the band played music. I think I recall Dr. Scum taking on the singing duties, as Duce was too drunk to "sing". What a ripoff - But I did buy some cool Mentors merchandise!!!

SMiller435@aol.com
SMiller435@aol.com
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el duce hat cobain ermordet! dieser penner!

cindy
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I met Eldon when I was 15, we went to High School together in Seattle, and lived just a few blocks away from each other. We were both total misfts, and even then Eldon could make me laugh harder than any person I have ever known. He was an incredibly talented sketch artist, and the first work of his I remember seeing was a black felt pen drawing of one of the English teachers sucking off the principal in the boys room. You could tell right away who was who! He taught me to drink Southern Comfort to make High School and home a little more bearable. Later, in the late 70's, he worked as a dishwasher in a resteraunt where I also worked. I used to sing then, and wasn't bad at all, and El Duce offered me a guest start shot in his band singing his latest hit "Secretarial Hump". Part of me really wanted to take him up on it, but I was afraid there might be a bucket of pigs blood awaiting me at the end of the set. He used to draw hysterical panel comics where I would die a different gruesome death each time, such as either freezing to death in the walk-in, or the cook chopping my hand off in a fit of rage and serving it up in the seafood stew to an unknowing drunken Republican. Despite or because of his punk sensibilty, he was one of the funniest and most intellegent people I have met in my 40 odd years. And memories of Eldon and his anarchy will be something I will remember all the rest of my life. He was a total original. Eldon, man, if you can hear me where you are, thanks for the lunacy - I miss you. Just thinking about the crap we pulled makes me laugh and feel like I'm 20 again.

Dennis Hartnett
ffboysanfran@aol.com
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I always heard about the mentors and then i decided to listen to them cause i just got napster. so i downloaded the coolest song names like "all women are insane" "my erection is over" and "sex slave", you knwo stuff like that, and they spoke to me, and i liked them, and they were cool, and i want to marry them. bye.

Disgusting Crazy aka Robert Raymond aka Oreos and beef aka Bobby Allison aka John Harrison
cat poop poop tac
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i never really knew el duce. he was my uncle and all but i was a babby when he was alive. i know that he died many years ago and that i am late on righting a letter but i never really knew i could right a letter. i know he is safe in heavin. and i also know he was a great guy. i wish he was still alive. i was in kindergarden when he died and know i am in 5th grade. i miss him even though it was like i never knew him. well i also know he was a great singer. i love him. and i give him my best wishes. i am really sad that i didn't get to really know him. and i am sad that he died. well i hope he is happy in heavin. i am so sad he died. :( i wish he could see me now. and again i give him my best wishes.

kayla
sherifbean@yahoo.com
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It was New Years Eve 1980 something and I was supposed to go to jail the next day. They were to play the new years eve party at the SPRIT culb in San Diego . Well after waiting many hours after the last band played . Everyone said lets go ( The Mentors ) will not show. I said I must stay they will be here . About half the people left when here comes a fucked up old van. I said that has to be them. Here jumps out 3 or 4 guys , I didnt know them . Then one gets out and has his hood in his back pocket. He turned around and looked at me and said " Wheres the party ? I said in there ( the club ) . He looked to me like a big Buddah . My friend says Hey thats the El Duce , I about shit my pants. So we helped the band unload all there shit . The El got on stage with a bottle of J.D. . he started to pound on his set, then out of nowherer he just fell over. I was like shit is he daed ? But no they started with Rock'em sock'em but the Duce could not sing as he kept fucking up the words.2 songs later someone handed the mic to the People ( Us ) and I grabbed it and started to sing S.F.C.C. as the band played. People kept tying to take the mic from me but I would'nt let go . I sang the whole song . It was a fucking time that happened that did not mean as much to me then as now. Iam 33 and after that song they called it quits . They said they had a room across the street and if we wanted to come to party with them, then show at room .I cant remember the room #. I do know that they had brought a dog with them that kept running around. Well I had to break out the SHIT ! You see I was going to jail to do time for the sales of the METH ! I had about a 1/4 ounce with me , the Duce said " make me a big 1" so I thought ok try to do all this ............. It was like a Gram . He took the $ 100 bill and started to do it . I said this will KILL you, as we had just cooked it and it was fresh ! HE DID THE WHOLE LINE ! Then he leaned over and grabbed the JD and drank the biggest shot I had ever seen , then he puked all over the table. Then said give me another one ! So I did and we did lines all night . He never stopped I had to go, so I left . He never said thank you , But he did'nt need to as I had met and party'ed with my GOD! Man I thought he would die that night. God Bless You DUCE You Are The MAN ! I will see you in porno Heaven!

Bobby ( OZZY) Maddox
blackmetal3@home.com
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"Well, we pick 'em up and drop 'em off at Jack N The Box. Yeaaaaaah! Oh Cock-stops are the goods! You get an airhead at the drugstop and you go bitch! Time to get down on the dick! Cunt! BL-blib-blib-bla-blah~" El Duce was indeed the coolest dude on this planet. Long-live El Duce!!!

Matt
Roni98@excite.com
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back in 1996 i had the pleasure to see the MENTORS peforme live at I-ROCK in DETROIT, MI. a day after my band.... GRAVE YARD PUNX played. when the MENTORS showed up at the bar.... EL DUCE was trashed. Totally fucked up out of his skull. Tthe MENTORS took the stage, and EL DUCE wasnt able to sing... let alone stand up. He just sat on the drum riser... 1/2 way to the point of passing out. The bassiest took over the vocials. Untill the whole bar started chanting MENTORS,MENTORS,MENTORS. EL DUCE arose form his seat, and grab the mic... with a vengence... and it was like watching jesus rise from the grave. TOOK OVER EVERYTHING...THE SONGS, THE STAGE AND THE SHOW. After the MENTORS were done playing... i went to the bar.... sat down and orderd a pitcher. Out of know were EL DUCE sat down right next to me. I was n total shock. I never drank with a legand befor... so i ordered EL DUCE a pitcher of beer too. What totally sucked is that befor we could bearly start drinking.. a roadie pulled EL DUCE away from the barstool. And of they went. To me ... this was one of the greatiest time of my life. I can only hope that others in the world had a chance to drunk and hang with the great one... EL DUCE

mad butcher
friends computer
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back in 1996 i had the pleasure to see the MENTORS peforme live at I-ROCK in DETROIT, MI. a day after my band.... GRAVE YARD PUNX played. when the MENTORS showed up at the bar.... EL DUCE was trashed. Totally fucked up out of his skull. Tthe MENTORS took the stage, and EL DUCE wasnt able to sing... let alone stand up. He just sat on the drum riser... 1/2 way to the point of passing out. The bassiest took over the vocials. Untill the whole bar started chanting MENTORS,MENTORS,MENTORS. EL DUCE arose form his seat, and grab the mic... with a vengence... and it was like watching jesus rise from the grave. TOOK OVER EVERYTHING...THE SONGS, THE STAGE AND THE SHOW. After the MENTORS were done playing... i went to the bar.... sat down and orderd a pitcher. Out of know were EL DUCE sat down right next to me. I was n total shock. I never drank with a legand befor... so i ordered EL DUCE a pitcher of beer too. What totally sucked is that befor we could bearly start drinking.. a roadie pulled EL DUCE away from the barstool. And of they went. To me ... this was one of the greatiest time of my life. I can only hope that others in the world had a chance to drunk and hang with the great one... EL DUCE

mad butcher
friends computer
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yOU ROCK...FROM THE HOTTEST NEW BAND IN LOS ANGELES WWW.SONSPOTRECORDS.COM HTTP://SONSPOTRECORDS.COM

SONSPOT RECORDS
SONSPOTRECORDS.COM
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the first time i heard of duce and the mentors was on wally george's hot seat back in the early 80's. ever since then i was a fan of duce and the mentors. "you axed for it" is still one of the best albums ever!!! i had the splendid opportunity to hang out with duce at fenders ballroom in long beach in 80 something. we were so fucked up i can't remember the exact year. all i can remeber is sickie wifebeater passed out in the van and how much fun we had that night. thank goodness my friend had some pot or else we wouldn't have hung out that night. another night when the mentors were performing at the coconut teazer my friend's band played on the same bill and we sung back-up vocals to all their songs. that was cool! anyways, duce and the mentors will live on! late.

ron
nacnacboy1969@aol.com
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THAT FUCKEN SUCKS EL DUCE IS FUCKEN GONE.R.I.P.!!BROTHA. DIDNT GET A CHANCE TO PARTY WITH YOU ON THIS SIDE,I WILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE! HOPEFULLY,THE MENTORS WILL LONG LIVE AND CARRY ON THE MUSIC WHICH INSPIRE US ALL!!!!!!

JOEY H.
joeyh310@home.com.
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THAT FUCKEN SUCKS EL DUCE IS FUCKEN GONE.R.I.P.!!BROTHA. DIDNT GET A CHANCE TO PARTY WITH YOU ON THIS SIDE,I WILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE! HOPEFULLY,THE MENTORS WILL LONG LIVE AND CARRY ON THE MUSIC WHICH INSPIRE US ALL!!!!!!

JOEY H.
joeyh310@home.com.
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MY NAME IS ROB MOON FROM PORTLAND OREGON I MET DUCE MID 90S EVERY TIME HE CAME TO PDX HE WOOD AT MY HOUSE PARTYING WITH OLE CRYPTIC SLAUTER BRET AND BODY BAG JIMMY LITTLE FIELD, HE D STINK UP MY COUCH I WAS WITH HIM WHEN HE GOT HIS LAST TATTOO OF A VIKING FROM TATTOO TOM.WE ALL MISS HIM IM WRITEING THIS LETTER FOR ALTOT OF PEOPLE LAST TIME I SAW DUCE WAS AT EJS IN PORTLAND WE PARTYED FOR 2 DAYS I LOANDED HIM 20 BUCKS TO GET TO SEATTLE AND SADLY THE LAST TIME I SEEN HIM .AS DUCE WOOD SAY LATER YOU CRAZY FUCKIN INJUN"

ROB MOON
bunkdopeuncut@webtv.net
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Hey Man,
Fuck aLL oF YoU~~! -----> It's aLL about "RAPE ROCK"
Quoted: "EL Duce" at the "Skinhead Manor" @ Hollywood & Vine Los Angeles, 1979 The "Abandoned Mansion for runaways" I was 14 years old, and a Skinhead singer of a Huntington Beach,Ca band called "China White" and we had all just pulled off a show, at the "Masque" with Levi Dexter & the Rockats, Middle Class, UXA and the Germs. As I recall, the "Go Go's were there, as was Billy Idol. Later that nite, we "Retreated" after the L.A. Fire Dept. closed the show, due to "Over-capacity" and fire hazards! Moving on to the... closed confines of a deserted Mansion called "Skinhead Manor" In those days, I lived in a "Walk-in" closet with just enough room to fit a single bed mattress. "EL Duce" walked into this Manor--------> ach! in TOTAL BONDAGE -----> proclaiming! "RaPe RoCk" u FuCks!!! Bound in chains, with a female "Handcuffed" and "Locked" to him. I was so young, and was shocked by this man "EL Duce" he really had a lasting impact on me when he grabbed me under his arm, and asked: You ever had an "Older Woman" man??--------> U Want Mine???? (hahaha!) Then.....he whispered in my ear...."Just as long as you HAIL" ------------------------------> "RAPE ROCK" <---------------------------- He wore his "Mask" """"FUCKIN RAPE ROCK"""" MeNToRs StYLe!!!!<-----------YA! His band was alwayz representing "Rape Rock" He alwayz said "Rape Rock"......that seemed his M.O. ----> Always. Her name as I recall......was "Rachel" Darby Crash, Lorna, Pat Smear, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Lee Ving, De Dee Troit, Michael X-Head, Billy Zoom, some guyz.. from "Gears" and the Skrews (From H.B.) and flipside were there. Definitely, an "OLD skewl" memory. I was "Stunned" this many years later, to find that "EL Duce" had passed from our lives. But, hey....you know.....shit happens. I have watched the passing of Sid, Nancy, Joey Ramone, Todd (TSOL) and Dennis Danell (SD) and I am just cool with the fact.............. THEY ARE IN A BETTER PLACE. (Eddie Cochran/Gene Vincent) are "Kickin' Back" with them. Isn't that what cool people do???? Yeah, I chose to remember "EL Duce" in this way! Later Bro, (We are gonna miss u) Peace 2 u, Scott Sisunik


Scott Sisunik
SgFlieger@aol.com
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One time, I saw the Mentors open for Revolting Cocks at Manray in Cambridge, MA. Manray was mainly a dance club that catered to a gay clientele, something that didn't escape the notice of El Duce. Anyway, the Mentors are rocking out furiously and the dressed-in-black art fag crowd don't know how to react to it. Most look on in horror as one classic after another is performed. So they get to "Four F Club." Just before the song, El Duce makes note of the fact that they're in a club called Manray and goes "Manray? Sounds like a faggot bar!" Stone silence from the crowd. So they go into the song and when they reach the part that goes "here she is, she comes back for more," El Duce adds, "stupid bitch.. doesn't she know it's a faggot bar?" I'm still laughing as I type this and it's been over ten years since that priceless moment. RIP, Eldon...

Al
DeathTrip73@aol.com
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el.... if you see this, my band is keeping your music alive. We are a Seattle based Band Called the Northwest Breeders. A Mentors Tribute band. Sickie Wife Beater will be playing with us soon. it is a gast playing the songs with him, i thought i would see the day this would happen, now that happend life couldn't be any better....long live rape rock SickieJr

sickieJr
sickie90@hotmail.com
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find her feel her fuck her forget he you know what i'm talking about

kenneth zdun
krzdun@aol.com
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a man by the name of eric taubel introdued me to the mentors a lot of years ago seen the mentors at long beach with some good punk groups eric where are you?

kenneth zdun
krzdun@aol.com
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**Wheew**....Flashback to the "Masque" 1979 opening up for "Levi & the Rockats" Middle Class and the Germs. I met "EL" when I was 14 years old, and lead singer for "China White" in the L.A. Hollywood/Hermosa/Redondo Beach scene. After the show, we retreated to the Skinhead Manor on Hollywood & Vine after the show had been broke up by the LA Fire Dept. for overcapacity, and fire violations. "EL Duce" was bound in chains and leather, handcuffed to some bitch...drunk as hell yelling "RaPe RoCk" ---> the MeNtOrs ARE ABOUT "RAPE ROCK" I lived in a walk-in closet at skinhead manor at that time, only large enough to fit a single bed mattress. This was a "Flop-pad" deserted mansion occupied by people like Darby Crash, Lorna, Lee Ving, Youth Brigade, Black Flag, etc..It was a popular place for recording musicians in LA to visit. "EL Duce" bound in chains...asked me if I ever had "Older" poochee, and if I wanted his handcuffed bitch for the night? as a "rabid" 14 year old...I said HeLL Yeah!! he proceeded, to say: "Only if you like Rape Rock!" and the Mentors!.... Well, having never seen them, I agreed, not for the poochee, But because I really was taken aback by this guy "EL Duce" Just a cool dude. Bound in chains, and handcuffed to his bitch...something out of a bad fifties movie, this guy was definitley very different. They don't make em' like him any more. L.A. street scene Starwood, whiskey-a-go-go, kit kat club, klub 88, baces hall, fleetwood, hermosa, the church... Germs G.I. UXA, controllers, Rik L Rik, Redd Kross, 45 Grave and last....but NOT least....The MeNToRs. EL Duce, bro.... wherever u are, I hope your having a beer with fear. We miss you, and I am sorry our paths didn't cross sooner, to relish the "OLD SkeWL" memories, however brief they may have been. Your star shines brightly, somewhere up there in the north, Gee, we're gonna miss you. Kick it' with Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran, Darby & Sid. You def made your mark here bro. Your music lives, in my mind and in my memory. SS (Huntington Beach, Ca.)

SS
sgflieger@email.com
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There are far too many to put them all into words at the moment. Four years ago today is when Duce passed away. HAIL EL DUCE

Ken Karnig
kkarnig@tampabay.rr.com
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I was about 15 years old, a runaway zig-zagging up and down the alleys of Hollywood running from my mom chasing me in her gray piece of shit Hunday. I was out of breath and scared shitless of the ass beating I would receive once caught. Heart beating out of my dirty Ramones shirt, running for my life I spotted what seemed to be 3 homeless guys kicking it in a make-shift shed, drinking some beers. Out of breath I hurriedly spit out my situation and this old fat guy hides me beneath a board, holds it it with a crusty crate. I tell them to look out for a crazy Argentinian lady with the spiky blonde hair and they do. When the coast clears, I say my thanks and they offer me a beer. I down it fast and am about to bail out when they ask me my name, I tell them and ask the cool dude that hid me his- El Duce

Nina
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I was about 15 years old, a runaway zig-zagging up and down the alleys of Hollywood running from my mom chasing me in her gray piece of shit Hunday. I was out of breath and scared shitless of the ass beating I would receive once caught. Heart beating out of my dirty Ramones shirt, running for my life I spotted what seemed to be 3 homeless guys kicking it in a make-shift shed, drinking some beers. Out of breath I hurriedly spit out my situation and this old fat guy hides me beneath a board, holds it it with a crusty crate. I tell them to look out for a crazy Argentinian lady with the spiky blonde hair and they do. When the coast clears, I say my thanks and they offer me a beer. I down it fast and am about to bail out when they ask me my name, I tell them and ask the cool dude that hid me his- El Duce

Nina
Baadlukgurl@aol.com
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i have nothing but empathy for what all of the Mentors fans feel regarding El Duces untimely death. However, i truely will never comprehend why ANYONE would ever want to listen to music which promotes rape,torture,and over perverse disrespect for the entire human race. I have listened to The Mentors frequetly,and never once have i been impressed,or satisfied with El Duces "talent". I find it very amusing that all of the letters of grief were written by people who were either alcoholics,or something even worse. Whatever the case,I am left with the same old conclusion that garbage truely does attract flies and the Masses never fail to prove themselves as complete Asses

DOMQUEEN
not applicable
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I'm French and I like to have the lyrics from the Mentors'songs. If you can send me a mail with at crane_rase@caramail.com. Thanks a lot. RIP El Duce.

Vivien
crane_rase@caramail.com
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.......I GOTTA BAG OF CHINA WHITE.......THAT SAYS WE'RE GONNA GET NAKED TONIGHT !!! RIP EL DUCE !!!

DAN THE MAN
ClapQueen@aol.com
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Fist Fucking Courtney!!!You are a murder!!! satan will revenge all victims!!! Cavalera

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one thing to say suckin and a fuckin all night long suckin and a fuckin my motherfuckin dong

chrissss pissss
reamer666@ aol.com
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I remember the first time that i saw the mentors play , it was in Dallas texas at the main bar on main st. back in 95 El Duce was the spotlight of the whole club ..i could imagine he would be the same way at all the shows ...Dead Orchestra was the opening band and they had the privelage to tour with the mentors on the same bus . it was a great nite for the Duce he had a slut from the crowd giving him a blowjob in the ladies room and then she even went up on stage and pulled out his cock and started to suck it ..as thenite went on and the mentors put on a great show ..duce and the slut were both outside in the parking lot and the slut pissed on his face as he laid on the ground ..for his golden shower..you have to respect a man that writes songs of the truth because he lived it and loved it ...ok so now i get to go onto the tour bus with both bands and hang out in front of the hotel that they were staying at and the Duce had the slut inside after about 4 hours and the sun started to rise we all went in to check on the Duce and he was passed out naked on the bed next to the slut ! it was the most funniest thing in the world because she was still in the doggy style position passed out ! ..we carried duce to the bus and you could see thru the window the sluts ass still in the air ...i'll never forgrt that nite ..and when the mentors came back to dallas 6 months later i got to talk to him about that nite and he remebered the whole thing and asked me if i knew where she was ..unfortunatly i didn;t know and yes the mentors put on another great show even though Duce was falling off the stage and cutting up his arms .

Brian K
graziemille@aol.com
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Heehee... I saw the Mentors back in 1988 (!) at an all-ages club in Indianapolis.... I was 17 back then, drunk as hell, and I never heard of them before. They showed up, an hour late, and also drunk as hell, got up, played ONE song (It went "I'm a Peeping Tom/I'm Peeping on your Mom" as I recall) started playing another, when the entire audience (except me, I was too drunk to move!) got up and beat them up... the whole band. The promoter who booked the show got real snotty and went off on the audience, saying that he and all the 'over 21' people were going out drinking, and that we would have to leave... from what I heard, El Duce and the band beat him up afterwords... Priceless memory!

Tristan
tristan@elfwood.zzn.net
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LONG LIVE EL DUCE! I WILL FOREVER PROVIDE PEACEFUL RAPE TO YOUNG WOMAN IN YOUR MEMORY! ROCKIN AND ROLLIN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK! EL DUCE, WE LOVE YOU FOREVER! LONG LIVE RAPE ROCK! SMELL MY ANAL VAPORS, MAY YOUR FACE FORVER BE MY TOILET PAPER! SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL! WE ARE "THE PENIS PULLING RAMRODS OF DEATH" (THE NEW GENERATION OF RAPE ROCK!

Matt, Chris, and Stevo!
goldenshowers@analvapor.com
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I always like THE MENTORS, even that they were perverted, and rude. I have all of thier LP's on vinyl, I even have one of then signed by him, and sickie wife beater. The last time I saw them was in 89 with REVCO, and I got to go back stage to meet them, they were soo cool to me, even that both of them were grabbing me hehe, and other things. I'm going to miss EL DUCE he was a nice sweet guy, and i love the music......there wont be another MENTORS again without DUCE

JENNA
SATANIKA66613@webtv.net
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El Duce rocks!!!! R.I.P

Swedish fan!!
WWW@WWW
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Please write to me Filthy Scumbag,or Sickie wife beater!! I have no computer so please get back to me and please let me know whats going to happen to the Future of the Mentors!! Please write to -- Alan Kozak 629 North Poplar Street,Allentown, Pa. 18102. I hope you carry on for El-DUCE!!!! Long Live the MENTORS!!!!!

Alan Kozak.Allentown,Pa.18102.
N/A
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am so sorry to hear that the Legend of the Mentors(El DUCE) has passed away! He was a Legend for all Fat Metal Bands out there.I wish i could take his place in the band, so the band could carry on,the way El Duce would have wanted it to carry on!! I think you guys should carry on! So please guys, dont just sit there on your asses,get up and go on! El Duce would of wanted it that way! I wish I could take over for El Duce!!

Alan Kozak.Allentown,Pa.18102
N/A
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I frist met EL at a show in Tampa. He was a loud fat man, but very funny. He was friends with my friend Ben Meyer. He need a place to stay for a couple of days, so he stayed at my next door neighbor Danny Gay's, house. Most of the time he would drink and tell us stories on how to fuck pieces of raw meat like liver. He was very fun to hang out with. I am glad that he died drunk, he would of wanted it that way.

Wayne
upyoursfag@hotmail.com
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I frist met EL at a show in Tampa. He was a loud fat man, but very funny. He was friends with my friend Ben Meyer. He need a place to stay for a couple of days, so he stayed at my next door neighbor Danny Gay's, house. Most of the time he would drink and tell us stories on how to fuck pieces of raw meat like liver. He was very fun to hang out with. I am glad that he died drunk, he would of wanted it that way.

Waynw
upyoursfag@hotmail.com
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This was San Diego in new years 94 I think. We didn't beleive the bill Scott my life long brother from 2nd grade.The manetors we got there early and El was already there with his new years party hat on. He was worried about the band not showing up so he recruited Scott and I to be his skinhead backup corus just in case.He talked to us for a long time and he needed are help he grabbed the mike and kept singing away the opening band showed up and were ready for their set metal band with a chick singer he never gave up the mike finally pissed the chick off so much she quit they decided to play instrumentals since el kept drowning her out with obscenities. It was hillarious then they El sang to every song and fit classic Mentor lyrics into all their songs the band sucked but El was truly amazing how he fit it in and made it work with a band no one ever heard off let alone him. The band finally showed up El went out smoked up and got on stage again this was when he was to fucked up that they had a drummer but. We were amazed at his true talent with the earlier band El proved once again he was the best. From me and all the boys from Eagle Rock (in LA) we miss you and want everyone to know how much you were loved.

del
del_oioi@hotmail.com
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My fisrt story about el started at the whiskey in Hollywood when my friends band Das Klown (Eric Helms) we hope your alive somewhere brother. It was a kick ass show with a fine dancer with a foot tall mohawk.After the show we drove about a mile away to duce's dirty apartment woke up his old lady a tiny asian woman she opened the door and we were like fuck he'd kill her if he got on top. I think it was daylight when we finally left.El duce kept us going all night swilling down all we had drinking mickey's big mouth with "the big mouth" I miss you El

del
del_oioi@hotmail.com
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My buddy was in Coathanger Delivery. They re-formed specifically so they could open for the Mentors, at the Bayou in DC. Tom called me up at school to tell me, and thirty minutes later I was blasting up I-81 at 120 MPH with four hours to showtime and a case of Beast in the passenger seat. I made it with time to spare, found I was on the list, and went up to the dressing rooms to hang. Duce was remarkably sober, considering his reputation, sipping carefully on a Miller High Life. He was also surrounded by about a half a dozen really, really cute girls who disappeared once the show started--I never found out who they were. When I was introduced to him I delivered my carefully rehearsed line: "Mr. Duce, it is an honor and a priveledge to meet you. I very much admire your work." He peered at me in that wall-eyed sort of way for a minute, maybe to see if I was mocking him, and then said in that deep voice, "well, ALL RIGHT!" He slapped me on the back, creatively signed my flyer as "El Duce," and started asking the girls around him where the guitarist was. "I'll kill that dumb son-of-a-bitch if he's smoking crack again--without me--HAHAHA," he said more than once. I'm pretty sure I drank more of his beer than he did. Apparently, the guitarist was smoking crack. There was a long, long break between bands, and when the Mentors came on stage, Sicky Wifebeater was out of control, soloing in the breaks between songs, monopolizing the microphone, and generally freaking out. Duce would yell, "Sicky's on crack! You've been smoking crack again!" Occasionally, Duce would stop playing until someone bought him a beer. After the show, up in the dressing rooms, I could hear Duce yelling "God dammit," over and over again in a closed-off room. He still sounded like he was laughing, but there was a note of annoyance in his voice. I jetted back to school, drunk as a monkey and with half a dozen warm beers to kill on the way. Somehow I survived the two-hundred-fifty mile ride.

Sofa King
SofaKing@bigassweb.com
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i think courtney love had something to do with el duces death. on the movie "kurt and courtney" el duce was interviewed. he said some guy was paid by courtney to look for a person to kill kurt.the guy asked el duce but he declined. he said the guys name, then said something to the effect of " well i shouldnt have said that". a week later he was dead? suspicious! yes!

vempyre
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A CHERRY BOMB IS A CHERRY SOAKED IN GRAIN ALCOHOL. EVERY TIME EL DUCE WOULD COME TO TOWN HE WOULD GO TO HIS FAVORITE BAR AND HAVE 20 OR SO CHERRY BOMBS ALONG WITH WHATEVER ELSE HE FELT LIKE DRINKING. ONE EVENING HE WAS SO INTOXICATED THAT HE URINATED IN HIS PANTS. HE THEN REMOVED THEM, SPUN THEM AROUND OVER HIS HEAD AND THREW THEM AGAINST THE WALL. PISS WAS FLYING EVERYWHERE AND PEOPLE WERE DUCKING ... THE PANTS STUCK TO THE WALL.

CAROLINE
xxcjcxx@hotmail.com
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I remember I first heard the Mentors and good 'ol El back in '86.I was 16, and was perverted and sex crazed to the max.But,like the Mentors I couldn't get any chicks.Finally, a metal band that I could relate to! Me and my buddies were fuckin' losers.I was scrawny and zit-faced, Ron was a fat shit, and Mike was just a drunken fuckin' louse.Plus, we all had long filthy hair and loved the Mentors.We used to drive around in Ron's litle piece of shit Chevette and crank "You Axed For It" while getting baked and shitfaced.We'd also cruise for sluts, but we were such losers that even filthy whores hated us.Most Saturday nights would end with us going home and watching porn.Then those guys would go home and I'd pull the old "jack & crash".Anyway, one night we were out driving around in that fuckin' Losermobile listening to good 'ol El and the boys and toking up a storm.You know that part in "My Erection Is Over" when El goes "WHEEEHEEE!"? Well, we kept playing it over & over until we were in fuckin' hysterics.So Mike goes,"Stop playin' it man I'm gonna fuckin' shit myself!"(he was always pissin' in his pants when he was drunk anyway) So naturally I kept hitting the rewind button and playing it.THE STUPID MOTHERFUCKER ACTUALLY SHIT IN HIS PANTS!!So we pulled over and he got out and took his pants and shitty underwear off right there on the sidewalk!I was so fucked up that I couldn't stop laughing!Anyway, he took the underwear and used 'em like a slingshot and chucked the shitloaf at a phone booth.That was the fuckin' funniest thing.Then he put his pants back on and we commenced to smoking and boozin' but the car still wreaked like that fat asshole's shitcake.Anyway, that's one of my best memories of the Mentors-they made my buddy shit his pants.I'm 30 now,don't have zits, and get laid regularly.Mike and Ron are still fat fucks and only fuck their hands, but we still hang out and we still worship the mighty MENTORS!!WE MISS YOU EL DUCE!LONG LIVE THE MENTORS!FAT METAL RULES!

Filthy Scumbag
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I loved El Duce!

Rick
ricks@zaaz.com
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I have never before written to any of these sites regarding my brother, but I typed in El Duce for a search today for my daughter and came across this page. El worked hard to cultivate his stage image, and this is the El most people knew, but few knew his ?family side? - like the fact that he liked coming back to Seattle to see us at Christmas, or that he carried around my daughter (his niece) at the LA zoo and Knotts Berry Farm where he was a kid all over again, taking her on rides. My brother was a very special person. He had many friends because he didn?t judge people. He had a heart of pure gold, if one took the time to find it. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. My parents appreciated all the support at the time of his death. His friends came from many states away to attend the memorial and that meant a lot to all of us. My daughter (El?s niece) misses him greatly, and is still trying to understand why he is gone. She wanted us to send in a tribute of our own. Thank you for your web page.

Christina
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I miss my uncle; he was a great guy. Eldon was a funny person and I liked him a lot. I was in third grade when he died, now I?m in sixth grade. I still have our Knotts Berry Farm picture. I wish he could come back and take me to Knotts Berry Farm again.

Aleah
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when i was 15 (i'm 26 now) i wrote a letter to the mentors and el duce replied with a pic and a 'fuck movie' poster and a note telling me to send him a naked pic of me.boy, was my mom pissed!! the poster hangs on my wall to this day:)

Leftlip213@aol.com
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We were just normal guys, who one day heard EL DUCE sing. It was like the gates of HELL opened for us. El DUCE LIVES ON IN ALL OF US !!!!! MENTORTAINMENT FOREVER p.s. get a life p.p.s. MAAK MICH NEET GEK

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A friend of mine operated a pirate heavy metal radio station out of his apartment in the West Palm Beach area of Florida in the mid-80’s. We had quite a loyal fan base and proof of our notoriety came with a phone call from the Mentors booking agent. At first we thought it was someone busting our fucking balls but it turned out to be legit! My friend agreed to put up some money to book a club and promote the gig. He had about a thousand dollars of his own money invested in this, and came the night of the show he was nervous the band wouldn’t show. Well, only a little late due to a break down, a van pulled up and out spilled EL DUCE. He looked around an headed straight to the bar for beers and shots. Something ws wrong with one of the Mentors amps so they had to borrow one from the opening act ,St. Vitus. And wouldn’t you know it, the damn borrowed amp blew too! So I got to watch the two bands fight over who was responsible for the damage. The Mentors played a killer set and EL duce gave me the greatest autograph on the back of a gig flyer that reads "Give those sluts a golden shower". The story goes on as my friend asked El Duce and the band if they wanted to come back to his apartment for a live interview on the radio and stay there for the night. What a mistake for him, the whole place was trashed and littered by the time we stopped partying and EL DUCE was standing propped up in a corner slugging vodka straight form the bottle till he passed out and slid down the wall where he slept till it was time to go.

Fred
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Well El Duce’s been dead for over 2 years now and I have drank way more than ever before so bear with me as I try to have a moment of clarity. The last time I saw the Mentors must have been at least 6 years ago at a place called the DPC. A couple local bands played and during one band’s set two idiot skins who were trying to make a name for themselves started pushing a girl around and ended up punching her to the ground. Well basically noone really liked these dorks so a fight broke out and I can remeber the one soberer skin running out of the place with a pack of kids kicking him in the ass and the other one getting choked by a friend I’ll call A.V. and having his eyes rammed into his skull by the thumbs of another friend I’ll call P.Y. This set the tone for the night. When The Mentors got up on stage the place went nuts and about the only thing I can remember is El asking if any girls wanted to get on stage and strip and another friend Abel getting on stage (not having heard El’s request) only to have Duce say "No Retards! Get off the stage fag!" Well the show was over and A.V. was having a party at his house since it was his birthday the next day and he was starting it off with a keg after the show. Basically at the party hilarity ensued ! Some chick was with El Duce who was his supposed common law wife, having had woken up with her in New Orleans with a marriage license, and she was following El who was following two girls and starting to unbuckle his pants. The wife didn’t seem to like this and proceeded to kick Duce square in the ass sending him down in the dirt with his pants around his ankles.Watching him try to get up was funny enough to stop drinking beer for at least a couple minutes. By this point in time everyone was highly intoxicated and me and my friend decided it would be fun to pull a prank on El Duce by filling his cup with beer and our piss. He would stand around telling jokes, gesturing and spilling the contents of his cup and proclaiming himself to be a "Punk-Rock Frankenstein!" and then bug his eyes out and make monster grunts and groans.We were watching as close as he could trying to control our laughter for the moment when he drank our piss. We filled his cup for what seemed to be an eternity upping the piss to beer ratio each time Eventually him and his wife would make up and she would be seen blowing him on a puke coated bathroom floor while he was sitting(and maybe shitting) on the toilet. Morning and then eventually afternoon rolled around and we had drank all three of the kegs reserved for the birthday bash. El duce when not teaching A.V.’s ten year old son how to play drums to a Judas Priest album was wandering around in the junkyard/backyard in the desert noonday sun demanding more booze and saying we were trying to kill him by not giving him any. One partygoer was disheartrened to see his girlfriend drunkenly making out with another guy while another man was to show up early to the birthday bash to find out his wife had fucked some other passed out partyer. Dr.Heathen Scum and Insect on Acid(roadie & friend and black to dispel your racist notions) arrived to pick up El and wife so they could get to the next show and I went home and never did see El Duce drink one drop of my piss!

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1944- Guadaldcanal. Our battalion was taking a pounding from the nips. I was dug in a hundred yards from the front reloading my mortar when I took a hit from a Jap grenade. My right leg looked like raw hamburger, I was pouring out blood like a faucet and I figured it was curtains for the kid until I look up out of my foxhole and see a big moon-faced gink grinning at me- “Hey you big dope” he says,”You ain’t gonna get out of the Saturday poker game that easy-not with me owin’ you a sawbuck from last week!” Yeah, it was Sarge- that’s Master Sergeant Eldon Hoke, or Big El as we all knew him. Yeah, he could have walked away and let me croak, but he dragged me out of that bunker, flagged down a medic, and rode with me all the way to the aid station in the ambulance. Big El was a tough SOB, and that’s no BS, but the doc told me later that he was bawling like a baby when they told him I might not make it. Well I pulled through but I woulda been dead in that bunker if it wasn’t for Sarge. Yeah I heard he was in some kinda rock band in Hollywood-whats that- some kinda joke?

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Hey...you might be interested to know that there’s been a band (my band) named ALCOHOLICS UNANIMOUS for over 10 years. We’ve released ton’s of records and cd’s over the years...(including a new cd) and EVERY song has been about booze.. I’m also in a band called RANCID VAT thats been going since 1981. El Duce once turned up in our home town looking for a band to join at the same time that A.U. needed a singer (we went through a lot of them)..unfortunately it just didn’t work out. I was lucky enough to have met him on a few occasions. Well, keep hoisting ‘em!

thee WHISKEY REBEL
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The date: September 11, 1991. The Place: First Avenue- Minneapolis, MN. A friend and I found a copy of the "Trash Bag EP" in a bargain bin about a month before they appeared for the first time in Minneapolis. We heard the song "Woman From Sodom" and busted a gut laughing at this song. When we looked a little harder we found the rest of the albums we needed to complete the collection. We then found out they were going to perform live at First Avenue (a place made famous by that funny lookin’ purple fucker) and we had to see them live! But just seeing them live wasn’t good enough for me... I wanted a video of the show. I had to go through a lot of crap to get permission from the establishment, but once I got the OK, it was all worth it. I managed to get my hands on 2 decent camcorders with the intent of editing both shots down to one video. When they arrived, I didn’t know who they were right away until I saw El Duce’s orange and yellow plaid pants with a HUGE gut hangin over the top. I bought 3 beers and headed their way. I introduced myself and explained my video plans, unbeknownst to the band, but they all thought it was a cool idea. We rapidly proceeded to smoke a joint that I had rolled earlier. There was a dry spell going on at the time so the weed was expensive and not that great. But it got Duce high enough to tell some hilarious stories, and it got us high enough to laugh like jackals at them. When it was showtime everything went very well, except the show. Sickie got himself hopped up on something and was being an asshole all night to the band & to the crowd. He almost shoved Duce off his drummer’s throne and kicked over his cymbals. He unplugged his guitar, flipped the bird and said "FUCK YOU!!!" End of show. I edited the show together and sent a copy to the band. It was hard to watch knowing they could do much better. I didn’t think anything of the outcome. The band called me up about 2 months later. They wanted to release the video as an offical Mentors catalogue item! What an honor! They thought the video was hilarious! They even let me put my name on the back as "Producer"! I managed to see them only 2 more times before El Duce left this planet. Not without getting an audio recording of these 2 shows. I treasure these recordings and the times. I’m very depressed at the fact that I can’t hang out, get drunk, and smoke a joint with Eldon Hoke anymore. He is missed. My condolences to the Hoke family and to Eric, Steve, Rick, Ozzy and Pallas.

Rik Rectum (Schwartz)
bullwhip@concentric.net
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Eldon Hoke never became hardened to the trashy life he lived. He always felt he had to prove himself to the Peanut Gallery- the worthless street corner skunks with 1/8 his intelligence and none of his talent who hung around him hoping to see him pull off some outrageous act that they could relate to their fellow losers, never of course having anything to say about themselves. Sober, he was infinitely nicer, smarter and more gifted than the Peanut Gallery asssucks. Drunk, he was their amusement and drunk they made sure he stayed. Did they kill him? No.- he killed himself. Did he deserve a better fate? He didn’t exactly break his back to get one. I would have sent him back to the 1920s, where he could have played drums for Bix and Eddie Lang and drunk himself to death with a better class of boozehound than he encountered in Hollywood in the 1980s. But what do I know. I hope that he is getting laid on a regular basis, wherever he is, and finally has a decent drum set to play on. He was a good drummer before the booze took him down.

MH
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We are writeing this letter to express our condolences to the family and friends of EL DUCE ! In the late 80's myself and friends discovered the Mentors and we ROCKED the sounds of DUCE for many years-In 91 or 92 we had the pleasure of seeing the Mentors Live at City Gardens in Trenton New Jersey- We didn't know what Duce Looked like ----cause the Mentors we new always were there HOODS :) -- when we gort there-The mentors were to be after a few sets from a shit band-so we went in the back bar and I notice this Google eyed dude at the bar-in a LA sherriffs dept shirt-We started talking with him and he explained to us-that he was EL DUCE !!!!!!!!!!! the man- the myth-the legend !!!! We Shit --- EL DUCE was our cult hero !!! We my friend Chris and me were surfin the net tonight-and found out he was DEAD ! We feal like we have lost our friend-EL duce was such a nice guy- we got him very drunk before he got on stage-we remeber vividly-askig Duce what he was drinkin-"OLD GRANDAD" he excaimed-we drank and he told us stories of his excapades as a mentor-ALL the mentors autographed our new Shirts-we still have them- we feal sad that DUCE is dead --- right now we are Listening to the Mentors- and we feal a little better nowing DUCE will live forever !!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU EL DUCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! GODS SPEED DUCE !!!!!!!!!!!

PAT AND CHRIS -- 4F CLUB
ELDUCE01@aol.com
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AND THE MENTORS!! I CANT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS!! I FINALLY FOUND YOU AXED FOR IT! AND UP THE DOSE ON CD! HAD TO GET IT ON IMPORT!25 BUCKS A PIECE! THATS 2 AND A HALF CASES OF BEER EACH!!HAHAH I BET EL DUCE IS SITTING UP THERE DRUNK AS SHIT LAUGHING HIS ASS OFF!!HAHAHAHAHA! HEY MAN THANKS FOR MAKING ME SHIT MY PANTS WITH LAUGHTER! I FUCKING LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!ROCK ON !! AND KEEP THE FAITH!!! AND THE 4 F CLUB KEEPS ON ROCKING!!!!

FROM JH AXEMAN,THE THE FLYIN V FROM OC!
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Like SAT, I was also at the Mentors show. El Duce arrived at the club, sans mask. I didn’t recognize him at first, but his Mentors tattoo and VOICE gave it away (I then realized that I saw that face on Hot Seat w/ Wally George years before in high school). El walked straight up to the bar and ordered a double shot of Jack Daniels and a Guiness chaser. I knew then that it would be a wild night. Favorite lines from that night from El Duce: "What promoter did you blow to get this gig?" "I hear your boyfriend is the promoter!" I had made my way to the front of the stage and found El thumbing his nose at the Red Aunts. El continued to drink through that night, and when he took the stage (by running through the crowd with a HUGE strap on dildo sticking out of the top of his pants), he was roaring. There I was at the front of the stage, beer flying and fights breaking out behind me, and I would not move. I was mesmerized. El ended up so drunk at that show that Dr. Heathen Scum finished off the rest of the set with the audience shouting along. I did contribute to his drunken madness during the show by buying him a beer (which he spilled part of on the crowd). I left that night with a copy of "To The Max" and some hilarious memories (some of which I was pretty drunk for myself).

Chris Little
satan108@hotmail.com
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The first time I meet El Duce was after recieving a phone call from my friend Ken Karing from Tampa. Ken asked me to go film the Mentors @ the Axiom in Houston. Upon my arrival to the Axiom I spared no time heading my way upstairs to the dressing room were El Duce and the Mentors were lounging about. I saw El Duce and said “ I was sent by Ken to film you” That was all I had to say to him. For the next few hours we hanging out as if we had been friends for years. Not beliveing that I had some hash (just mailed to me from Holland) I ran down to my car and returned for a smoke out with El Duce and the Mentors. Now that was a smoke out to remember! As for filming the show. El Duce asked if I used their tape and would give it back to him after the show. I said what the hell ! and what do you know about a month later I recieved the master tape in my mailbox! Thanks El Duce. What a show! I’ll charish that tape forever!

Sean Sitka - Houston,Texas
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I 1st met Duce in an ally in Cleveland. He was loaded and yelling at these girls 2 come and touch him. These chicks were not havin’ it which just made him yell even more. Then he took his dick out and started waving it 2 the girls. I think he was being friendly. He then smoked a joint with me(which was mine!)and called us pirate fuckers. He signed my friends jacket,"Pirate fuckers fuck em’ in the butt!". THIS MAN WAS A GENIUS!:) THE 2nd time I met him was in Akron,OH.behind some dive. He was totally sober, I couldn’t believe it! So,we smoked a couple of joints out in my car and the stories flew. He told us about shark fishing w/Glenn Benton and how he was a cop. I said," you wern’t ever no cop!."He said,"sure I was.I’ve dedicated my whole life to killin’ niggers." That night at the show he was so drunk the band walked off the stage. He said,"I think I’m fired,lets get drunk and talk about it!" He rambled on for ever and that was the best Mentors show I ever saw.Just El Duce,a bottle of vodka,and an audience laughing at his every word.What a great loss.We’ll never forget him.

M.Hughlett ...Kent,OH.
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el duce is &was the funnniest &most honest fucker i have ever encountered although i only know of him through his videos &music i felt like he was a friend. no one will replace him so don’t try just remeber him fondly....when youre in the alley doin’ maturbation......or as you sneak away from your man ladies..... or the next time you get a golden shower .....or as you sit & thumb threw your issue of jugs or velvet....just raise your 40 oz. and HAIL THE BEER GOD.....EL DUCE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!GOD BLESS HIM....because he gave this shit hole world the kick in the ass it needed.and besides all that crazy shit he did...he made alot of people laugh and when you look at the big picture ...isn’t that all that really fuckin’ matters!

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I saw The Mentors sometime in the early 90’s at the local shite-hole called QE2 in Albany, NY. I was shocked; I couldn’t believe any of them were still alive! El Duce was so loaded he wasn’t even making sense. No problem; a chorus of about 100 faithful fans screamed out the words to such classics as “4F Club,” “Golden Shower,” and “40 Ouncer.” It was fuckin’ beautiful, man. At one point someone put this huge, log-splitter looking thing in El Duce’s hand and he kept bringing it waaaay up over his head. I thought for sure someone was gonna get aced. I went next door and bought him a six pack after the show, but he gave them all away to his fans. I’ll bet Gavin Whatsisface doesn’t do that. i hope you’re in a good place dude.

Bill Ketzer
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I first met El Duce at his birthday party, 1979, at Wattles Park, in Hollywood. I had heard about him being the original drummer for the Screamers, a great punk band, which was from Seattle. At this party, there was vegetarian fare everywhere, and El was walking about, drunk, wearing a Kaiser Wilhelm helmet, leather vest, and dirty jeans. I wore a Richard Nixon mask to the party, and El commented humorously about it. My friend’s wife, who can be a patronizing New York City twat at times, attempted to chat up Duce. His reply, "You know what I think of you, bitch!?", and then he spun around on his heels, to bare his big hairy ass at her. Duce showed up at this place where this guy I know once worked. It’s a phone sales gig. El is wearing no shirt, unbathed, and unshaven. He gets into this guy’s face. "So you’re the one who’s gonna put me to work!" Needless to say, he didn’t get the job. This bassist friend of mine told me how he showed up at Duce’s apartment in Hollyweird, and Duce has run out of toilet paper, and the toilet isn’t working. Duce hangs his ass out the window, to take a crap, and wipes his ass, by scooting his butt on the carpet. This same bassist told me about El Duce’s "Viking" parties. The highlight was Duce dry-humping a skeleton, which lay in a casket in the living room of his apartment. I saw the Mentors at the Anti-Club in the late 80’s. St. Vitus’ Dance opened up for them. They were boring. Duce and company livened up things a bit with their presence. Helen, the owner, made some remark to Duce, and he points to his crotch, and says, "Eat this, Helen!" The gig was fabulous. The stage was falling apart, the Marshall amps were about to topple off the stage, and that kept the roadie quite busy. It was total chaos and mayhem. The black guy who was the security guard that night wasn’t having a very good time. I distinctly recalling what a great snare sound Duce had, when it came to drums. El Duce was a fuckin’ genius. Too bad he’s gone.

bh
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Although I never met him in person, El Duce seemed like one of the funniest guys around. His music may have seemed shocking to certain ears, but it carried with it an underlying wisdom that transcended its pornographic theme. A true Rock Icon, El Duce truly now belongs to the ages, but his persona and the beauty of his logic will never be replaced.

Tim Chicago, Illinois
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I remember my first Mentors gig. My friend’s band The Dehumanizers and The Accused were opening for them in a little dance studio which had been turned into a rock venue on the night, about 1985. I had no idea who The Mentors were or what they were about, so I stayed around to check them out. The crowd was obviously there to see THEM as they were getting nuts and shouting "pissssss... pisssss" and waving tampons and other shit in the air! El’s notorious "porno drum kit" was the coolest! I lasted about 2 or 3 songs - I just didn’t get it at all! The next day my friend told me about what I missed, the highlight being strippers getting naked - one of them squatted on a drum stick. Right away I had to learn more! Somehow I hooked up with ‘You Axed For It’ and the rest is history. I made sure never to miss a Mentors gig after that. In 1988, I ran into El and Scum on "the Ave" in Seattle. They asked if I was going to their gig the next night. It was at a bar and I was 18 at the time. They arranged to sneak me in as their roadie - they always took care of their fans like this. I carried in about 3 toms and that was it... I was in. I got to see them rehearse, swill beers and preview ‘The Fuck Movie’. The bartender saw me come in with them so he didn’t bother to card me, so I took advantage of the bar and got tanked. The last time I got to see El was not long before he died. The Mentors played a gig at ‘The Off Ramp’ in Seattle and El was wandering around talking to everyone. I didn’t get to talk to him though... I wish I had. Long Live El Duce!

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I have always loved El Duce and the Mentors. Duce and GG Allin have always been the ones who gave me words of wisdom to live by. All the crap I learn in college is garbage and trivia worthless in the real world and probably only any good if I would go on the Jeopardy game show. The first time I met Duce was in Milwaukee at the Rave. I was at the bar and I could hear his voice. I looked around and this older gentlelman with a sport jacket and a hat with a feather in it, one like my grandfather would wear, and reaking of cheap cologne was making jokes. I figured out that this was El Duce, and went over to meet my rock idol. I asked him if he'd like to smoke some weed and he accepted. we smoked a few bowls in the can and he said he had to depart and put on his mask. I asked if he wanted to party with me and my freinds after the show and he gauranteed we would. during the show me and the rest of the audience filled his beer cup and me and my friends passed the bowl back and forth to him on stage. When the bouncers tried to kick us out, Duce stopped them and told them that we were with him. After the show we went with El to the hotel across the street, and entered the bar. we drank beer and El told stories that had us rolling. These old ladies were shocked at the presence of Duce and his bald head, spiked armbads and only shorts and tennis shoes. He dropped his pants and asked , " all right, which one of you old sluts wants to suck my dick?" They were horrified, we were falling of our bar stools. he sat back on the stool, pants around his ankles. The bartender asked him to pull up his trousers, Duce disclaimed, " I would, but I've pissed my pants and they have spew in them". We were about to get kicked out , but we talked Duce into pulling up his pants, because getting kicked out meant no more beer. We listened to his stories and laughed and I blacked out and woke up the next morning in a hotel room. I was in bed naked, and next to me naked was a female. an extemely Beautiful woman! Wow! I looked over her bod! What a fuckin"bod! I didn't know who she was or how I got there. Present from Duce? I don't Know, so I rolled over on top of her and woke her up by fuckin' the livin' shit out of her. I would have made Duce proud. After I fucked her I asked her name and if she knew Duce. She did not know who Duce or the Mentors were, So, I fucked Denise once more and left for home. I don't know where this bitch is today, but goddamn! She was fine! And a good Fuck! The next time I met Duce, was at the Globe in Milwaukee a year later. He got out of the car and came right over to me, "Hey boy! There you are, let's party." The roadies or whoever wanted him to get ready for the show, but he declined and we went to the bar for a few pitchers, and smoked a joint. Backstage at the show my LSD took effect, Duce didn't want any, and the last thing I remember is pissing some slut off, and she belted me a good one, this bitch was an ex Marine! I remember tripping my brains out thinking that Duce was Santa claus and tried to sit on his lap. I think that made him uncomfortable and I always did want to apologise to him for that. I know I made a drunkin' ass of myself, and it's partially my fault why Duce was so fucked up duing the Mentors show. My apologies to the Mentors for that one, but hell, I was just having fun and over indulging.

Keith Meadows
waknorml@uwc.edu
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my one and only mentors show was in the early 90's four skin freinds and my drunk rock self piled into a truck at a moments notice and bolted out of sacramento leaviving a trail of beer cans and irate motorists . when we finally made it to the stone on broadway [one near death traffic wreck later with a crazy crack dealer no less}el was allready for action going around the club asking all the girls there if they wanted to get up on stage "show them fags some poosee" and take off their shirts to"let them titties out girl!7" I spoke breifly with him about drumming while drunk (I cant)he told me "you gotta be a natural at or else youll never grt the tight poosee" or some thing like that his drum s had porno pics shelacked to them anal inserts and such ,it was the baddest assesst drum set i had ever seen that night he played his ass off and they sonded real fuckin good the band was tighter than some of the stuff i have on vynal a couple of chicks hopped up on stage and jiggled around or the entire set it was a great show we hung out for a bit after the show and rapped with el and one of the girls that had boogied her tight bod onstage tha t night i guess she worked with the mentors before i boght a t shirt which el singed to bluyo KeEp sLutfucKIn EL DUCE . el was aopioneer of perversity and music was his medium he drummed and sang at the same fuckin time not backing vocals , he was the fucking lead !!! I dont know about you but I find it really fucking hard to play drums and sing at the same time (or one at a time but thats besides the point) ANy way we had to split to sac i wasnt getting any sober er hanging out with el and co and i had to work in a few hours the drive home was terrifying the truck had been t boned by 5.0 earlier and did not seem to want to go in a staight line the only thing that kept me awake on that drive was the feeling that i had just been in the company of a giant a man with talent and the ability to make me laugh untill tears ran out my eyes el duce rest in peace .

bluto sac ca 98
pasciak@usa.com
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My tribute to El Duce, the man, the myth, the legend. The first time I met El Duce was at the Troubodor in West Hollywood Ca. When I came up to the back alley way, there was El Duce pissing his name in the side of the wall. He was shouting now everyone will know that Im here. He put on a hell of a show and then in walked Lars and James from metallica. They were just finishing up the master of puppets album when they decided to take a break and come see the mentors. They said that the mentors are one of there favorite bands. The greatest comment I ever heard him say was "I pee on my drums...That way if someone steals my drums.....they touch my pee". One last thing. Years ago I was at the beach and here comes walkin with a leather jacket on (it must have be 95 degrees out that day) and he had a cardboard sign pinned to his jacket saying "Jokes for a $1.00" Give him a dollar for beer and he will have you crying from laughing so hard. We will all miss you El Duce.

Mindoggo
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I walking up Hollywood Boulevard to goto see the Vandals. I had just vomited two 40's of budweiser and wasn't feeling all that good. A really dirty drunk guy starts yelling at us - "Twelve bucks to see the Vandals!!!! What a fuckin' rip-off" "Fuckin' whatever, man" "I'm El Duce!! I was in the Mentors!! Buy me a forty and your band can open for me at Bar Deluxe!!!" Growing up on a steady diet of the Mentors back in Connecticut, I couldn't beleive I was meeting one of my favorite bands from my 13 year old era. We kicked it. We talked about the Mentors. We talked about Death By Buuchu. Even though I left after he started talking about the Aryan Brotherhood, it was still a really nice conversation. He will be missed.

Dshad
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I first met EL at a sleazy tittie bar in L.A., we hit it off right away. Duce and I went head to head in the beer drinkin' department(I bought of course!). We stumbled out at about 7:00. I hailed a cab for Duce, I didn't see him again until '95. The Mentors played this shithole called the wreck room in Atlanta. I grabbed Duce, and told him that my girlfriend wanted to meet him. I bought him a beer, and he sat down at the table. EL took my woman's hand, Kissed it, and said: "Otto, Ya' got a sweet chick here, be cool to her." I was Shocked!! He was a fuckin' gentleman!! My band has recorded a song dedicated to the Duce. If interested in getting a copy, call: 770-422-2947. Go to voicemail for "DAN WALKER". Leave me a messege(My nickname is OTTO). Duce will be missed. And, to Doc, and Sickie, You can carry on, Keep Rockin' our Cocks off!! Thanx,

OTTO (Seducer Rapecase)
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First I would like to say to all Duces friends and family how sorry I was to hear of his death. I cant claim to be a close friend or anyone he would probably remember, but I had met him on several occasions and even had many lenghty phone calls with him. Both of us "DRUNK AS USUAL". heh Lesse..I first heard of the Mentors around age 13, while living in a small town in Texas. The Mentors became the theme music for our group of friends. Many years later I moved to Las Vegas Nv. and saw the mentors for the first time at a club called the Hob Nob. It was great, just as I excpected them to be so many years ago back in highschool. When I met El Duce that night he was a little more than drunk and aperantly couldent play the drums that night. So he did a great stand up comedy show. Hehe mostly jokes "if i remember right" about donky sex and such..hehehe Well..to make a long story even longer hehe, I moved back to Texas a few years later and opend my own music store, where I had set up the whole back corner of the place as a Mentor Shrine. I called the Mentors hotline to see what goodies I could get from them and that started a 1 year phone friendship with El Duce, the guys where great and sent me all kinds of Autographed pictures and such, I have all the Mentors Scrap Books and videos etc etc etc.. Well thats the short side of my Mentors story. Once again, im sorry about Duce, we have lost one of Rock&Roll's greats.

Sean
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Gosh, there's so many memories. I saw the 'tors perform at least a dozen times in various Southern California locations. Where do I begin? It always amazed me that Duce seemed to know all of his fans by name. That shocked me because Duce had *so* many fans. Also, you don't expect someone so constantly intoxicated as the Dooch to have much of a memory of anything. One time during the holidays, he wished me a Happy Hanukah, and without any trace of derision or facetiousness. All the crap about the Mentors being racist or anti-semetic is bullshit. Sexist and misogyist, yeah, but not racist or anti-semetic. One time I saw them play in Costa Mesa at this shitty club in a mini-mall. On the bill with them were the Red Aunts - who sucked. It was billed as a "Battle of the Sexes" type thing, only it was no contest whatsoever, not with Duce in the ring. The Aunts, between their shitty songs, would make stupid insulting comments to the audience to the effect of how stupid we were because we didn't like their crappy songs. Duce would yell back at them "Shut up, you bitches!" or "You bitches really need to be raped". The Aunts were flabbergasted. They had no idea how to deal with Duce. They couldn't compete with him, so they just pretended to ignore him, which made them look even more lame since they were supposed to be these big tough riot grrrls but they couldn't even put down someone who was yelling that they should be raped. Only Duce had the balls to yell something that un-PC and that offensive. I was rolling on the floor laughing. Another memory was in Newport Beach. They put on an awesome show. But afterwards, some idiot skinhead with swastika tatoos was going around yelling "Where's Duce? I'm gonna kill him!" Usually, most skinheads worshipped the Dooch, so it was kind of odd that this one was so mad at him. Someone asked what his problem was and he said he was offended bu Duce's songs because "White women shoudln't be talked about that way. White women should be treated with respect!". A feminist skinhead! Only at a Mentors concert could you find someone like that. Then there were the later years where he was so constantly intoxiicated that he got taken off drums altogether. Ever the showman, Duce would find some way to end up with his pants down by the end of the show. He was a true rock n' roller. Let that be his epitaph. Nobody did more to preserve the true spirit of rock n' roll than the Dooch.

SAT
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The first time I saw the Mentors was in the early 90s at a club in Dallas. At one point, a little punkette chick who was a "girlfriend" of Duce's jumped up on stage and, after some posing, pulled out his unit and started blowing him. The crowd rushed forward (probably thinking, "I didn't know they made them that small"), and I thought the police were going to bust someone. But this girl sucked away for maybe a minute before bouncers pried her away, telling her, "hey, you can't do that." After the show, Duce retired to the tour bus out in the parking lot, laying down on the pavement and having the punkette chick piss on him. The second Mentors show I witnessed was at a club a block away from the site of their previous spectacle. This one was even "better." El Duce was more fucked up than I have ever seen anyone on stage in public. He staggered out, seemed to not know where he was, hardly sang at all, pulled his hood off (roadies and groupies would run out and put it back on), sat on the stage staring into space, etc. Most of the show was just generic metal, since Duce wasn't really participating. People seemed to be paying more attention to how incredibly fried Duce was instead of listening to the band. When the show was over, the real show began. As the roadies starting tearing down the equipment, Duce seemed to remember that he was supposed to perform for the crowd (which, sensing that something was wrong enough to be interesting, remained standing and facing the stage). Without any accompaniment, he started growling out random bits of lyrics ("when you're horny, you're horny.... arrrrrhh"), occasionally lapsing into silence while sort of moving rhythmically, as if listening to the rest of the (absent) band. The look in his eyes was pretty scary; he was on another planet. The crowd was quiet, almost hypnotized by this weird display. Then, Duce whipped out his unit (do you sense a theme here?) and standing on the edge of the stage, starting pissing into the audience. People were dismayed, like, "oh, this is pathetic, it's not an act, he's losing it." Apparently, emptying his bladder upset his balance, because moments later, he fell forward, right off the stage and onto the concrete floor of the club, face down. This didn't seem to faze him much (or more correctly, he was already really fazed) -- he just sat up in the puddle of piss and started talking to people who sat down near him (on the shore of the lake, as it were). A friend, sensing an opportunity, headed for the restroom and personally filled up an empty Rolling Rock bottle, then sat it down on the floor next to the Duce. After a few minutes, two roadies ran up, saying something about "the cops are gonna be here, let's go." As they picked him up under the arms to drag him away, Duce, as if by reflex, grabbed the Rolling Rock and took it with him as he was dragged That was the last time I saw El Duce alive.

Filthmaster X
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Eldon Hoke, also know as EL DUCE, the leader of the world's premeire porno rock trio (THE MENTORS) sadly passed away April 20th 1997 in Riverside, California. Reliable sources reveal that he was struck by a train. Mr. Hoke was born March 24th, 1958; he was 39 years old. Those who knew him remember him as being funny, witty, intoxicated, sleazy, sometimes obnoxious, but overall a nice guy. THE MENTORS formed in 1976 in Seattle, WA and played their final show with EL on Friday, April 18th in Los Angelos. Donations in his memory can be made to the salvation army.

Mark Roper / Friend of THE MENTORS and drinking companion
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I first heard of the Mentors via their "Live at The Whisky A Go-Go/Cathay De Grande" live album, I soon picked up the "Trash Bag" ep, and I was hooked. At the time I was contributing to a underground fanzine called "Chaos" and had the opportunity to interview, via mail, Duce and Dr. Heathen Scum. They sent me all kinds of fliers, 4-F Club info, even a t-shirt. I began trading for alot of their live stuff, also radio shows Duce appeared on. The most memorable was a show from L.A. with "Adam Bomb", in which Duce and Dr. Scum were taking calls, and critiquing some records from the bargain bin. Duce recalled his exploits on the "Wally George" show, "He's got a Wally Wig", and Dr. Scum "Wally was just getting head while he was driving and he fucked up !!!", along with an expose on how Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue was a homosexual in high school. All classic stuff, lots of laughs. I saw the Mentors on the first East Coast tour, at the Marble Bar in Baltimore, MD, along withsome fellow Mentors fanatics. Duce was in prime form, and Dr. Scum had the classic "no straps" bass. They rocked... after the show we had the chance to hang out for awhile and drink a few beers. They were really cool, no "rock star" ego, no pretense. True Originals. El Duce was a classic, a true original, something we have a dire shortage of nowadays. Like he said, "This is a man's rock, all you sissy crybabies and homosexuals, this is your last warning to leave". Duce, you will be missed...

Albert
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I used to be bass player in a comedy death metal band in Columbus OH called Borborygmos, and we opened for the Mentors at Freakin' Pizza in February 1994. Our guitarist Bill broke a string as he was wont to do, our drummer Kirby left the stage and Duce sat down at the kit, looked at me and said "Play something", so we did a weird freeform jam for about 3 minutes. I wished we'd taped the damn thing. He was a great guy, signed an obscene message on a flyer that said "To Brian- fuck girls in the ass and get them cryin'". Better than nothing as a memento!

Brian Rutishauser
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