Oh My God

About Oh My God

The eclectic Chicago-based trio Oh My God has garnered musical comparisons to such classic cutting-edge art-rockers as Devo, Pere Ubu, Suicide, and Frank Zappa, but their lyrics bear more than a passing resemblance to the witty prose of Steely Dan. Comprised of members Bill O'Neill (vocals, bass), Zach Nold (drums), and a gentleman who goes by the singular name of Iguana (organ), the group was hatched during 1998, shortly after Iguana spotted O'Neill performing at the renowned Chicago club the Double Door. Iguana was really the only member of the group to have previous experience in a band, as he played with renowned blues harmonica player Junior Wells during the mid- to late '90s. Appearing on Wells' final album, the 1997 Grammy-nominated Junior Wells: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends, in addition to the 2002 Wells release The Best of Junior Wells: Live Around the World, Iguana had either recorded or toured alongside Carey Bell, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, and Jeff Healey, among others. The trio issued their debut release, The Action Album!, on the Novo label in February of 2002. But upon its release, Nold exited the band, replaced by another member going by a one-word name, Bish. ~ Greg Prato

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