One of the more promising bands of the L.A. rockabilly scene of the 1980's, Lone Justice was inspired by Hedgecock and McKee?'s mutual affection for rockabilly and country music. Initially a strict cover band, the additions of veteran bassist Marvin Etzioni and Don Heffington, a former drummer in Emmylou Harris's Hot Band, prompted them to compose their own material.
Soon, Lone Justice became a popular attraction and a local favorite. With the help of Linda Ronstadt, they were signed to Geffen Records and were soon hyped as the next-big-thing.
Their self-titled debut appeared in 1985, followed by a tour in support of U2. Still, despite good press and media hype (Jimmy Guterman, then a critic at Rolling Stone, praised it as one of the best albums ever made), Lone Justice failed to sell; produced by the band's ...