Escape from Sloppy Lake
The title 'Escape from Sloppy Lake' refers to Slapy Lake (Slapy is pronounced 'sloppy') on the outskirts of Prague, where Huckleberry Dirt founded Dirty Pictures in the autumn of 1992. The DPs featured Pavel Spacek, a.k.a. 'The Walking Fly' on drums and local TV star Zdenek Marek on bass. The American led/Czech driven band quickly became a favorite in Prague just as the shimmering ghost city was awakening from it's Iron Curtain coma, hungry for intimate contact with the world and ready to mosh. Bass virtuoso Mattias Frøm replaced Marek shortly before the band dissolved in 1995. Dirty Pictures finished 2nd out of more than 500 bands at the Marlboro Rock-In in 1993. They scored 3 hits on the alternative radio charts off of 'Escape from Sloppy Lake' and the video for 'Custom Auto' was named the Best of 1994 on MTV Europe's Alternative Nation.