Pickle's music can be best described as a fusion between Country style rhythm guitar and melodic lick wizardry, a solid rhythm section, and an airy coating of strong and memorable vocals. The result is a pleasing blend of strong pop and straight ahead Rock 'n' Roll.
The band Pickle was formed from an acoustic guitar duo that included Richie Donovan and Mato Kresic calling themselves Flaming Dick & Hot Dog. Kresic and Donovan shed their aliases and deranged country-rock sound to form a real band that eventually featured Dom Malachi on the bass guitar and Heinrich Malachi on the drums. This final band line-up with the brothers Malachi came after many long and arduous auditions for a drummer and bass player that often ended with Kresic playing AC/DC covers on the drums and Donovan telling jokes that didn't make sense in order to annoy the auditioning musicians enough so that they would leave.
In the Spring of 1994 Pickle's first effort in the studio, the original single Tobacco Road, earned a position on a local music compilation -- the Spine 1000 CD. This single was recorded with a hired drummer along with Kresic and Donovan providing all of the vocals and instrumentation.
In the fall of 1994 Pickle recorded a five song cassette E.P. entitled Champipple. The name of the E.P. comes from an episode of the television show Sanford & Son in which the character Grady describes his favorite mixed drink of champagne and ripple. This E.P. began to define Pickle's original mixture of Country rhythm and melody with a heavy Rock 'n' Roll heart.
In the summer of 1995 Pickle made its first attempt at vinyl with the stunning seven inch record Jenny Starcastle. This shining green disc featured songs like Jenny and 18 Golden Wheels which exemplified their finely honed cool country-rock sound.
In the fall of 1995 Pickle began work on its first video for the song Sizzlin' Love which was featured on both the Champipple cassette E.P. and the Jenny Starcastle record. Most of the footage for the video was shot on location in Dayton, Ohio by budding film maker David Ackels. The final video cut will be released to the D.I.Y. Public Access TV circuit in order to promote the bands music in more ways than just the demo tape distribution drudgery that has become a standard for independent bands.
After the departure of bass player Tommy Salami to the band Dirty Muchacho in the Spring of 1996, bassist Dom Malachi was reunited with his brother Heinrich and now rounds out Pickle's booming rhythm section. This new alignment of members should add to Pickle's great chemistry and song writing creativity.
Pickle currently has a huge interactive World Wide Web Site that is located at http://www.PickleWORLD.com and they can be e-mailed by way of -- email@example.com.
As far as the future is concerned, Pickle is currently working on an interactive CD-ROM with the folks at SoundPoint InterActive Communications that will include five new songs for the CD player and an interactive adventure for the PC. The new CD+ is due for release in the summer of 1997.
After two and a half years of playing out with the likes of Guided by Voices, Starpimp, and God is My Co-Pilot; a revolving door of bass players and drummers; and playing in front of crowds that ranged from seven to seven hundred people, Pickle has finally come in to their own and they are definitely ready for the future.