Mouse & The Traps
This US group was formed in Tyler, Texas, USA in 1965 by guitarist/vocalist Ronnie Mouse Weiss. Jerry Howell (keyboards) and Dave Stanley (bass), ex-colleagues from Jerry Vee And The Catalinas, joined him in this new venture which was completed by Bugs Henderson (lead guitar) and Ken Murray (drums). The quintet made its debut in February 1966 with A Public Execution on which Weiss Bob Dylan inflections topped a punk-style backing. Maid Of Sugar, Maid Of Spice followed in a similar manner, while other notable singles included Lie, Beg, Borrow And Steal (1967) and I Satisfy (1968). By this point Doug Rhone had replaced Henderson. The Traps also recorded as Positively Thirteen OClock (with singer Jimmy Rabbit), and backed Dale Hawkins on L.A., Memphis And Tyler. The singer reciprocated by producing the groups final singles, Wicker Vine and Knock On My Door (both...